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Mikhel Timmerman is working on a doctoral thesis that examines the desirable content of the legality principle (the principle nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege) for EU criminal law. His thesis is supervised by prof. Bruno de Witte (EUI) and prof. Piet Hein van Kempen (Radboud University Nijmegen).

Before coming to the EUI in September 2013, Timmerman taught courses on EU criminal law, Dutch substantive criminal law, and Dutch criminal procedure at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Between 2011 and 2013, he also supervised a dozen LL.M. theses.

Timmerman is presently a senior editor at the European Journal of Legal Studies and he has previously worked with the International Journal of Constitutional Law as an assistant editor. He is also affiliated with the Radboud University as a visiting lecturer for the course ‘Execution and Enforcement of EU law’ , which examines EU law’s influence on Dutch criminal law.

Timmerman holds degrees in Philosophy of Law (LL.M., Leiden University, 2009, cum laude), Dutch (Criminal) Law (LL.M., Radboud University, 2010, cum laude), International and European law (LL.M., Radboud University, 2010), Philosophy (M.A., Radboud University, 2012, cum laude), and Comparative, European and International Laws (LL.M., European University Institute, 2014).

His research interests include EU criminal law, ECHR law, Dutch criminal law, European constitutional law, and criminal law theory.

For additional information, and access to his Dutch publications, please visit his LinkedIn page.