Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Wim Muller
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Wim Muller has been an associate fellow in the International Law programme since 2013. He is a public international lawyer with specializations in human rights, the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, peace and security, the politics of international law and East Asian practice in international law. He has presented his research and guest lectured around the world, including in Sydney, New Delhi, Beijing and Taipei. He holds an LLM and a Doctor of Laws degree from the European University Institute in Florence, where he conducted research on China’s approach to and practice in international law. He received an LLM in law and an MA in history from Leiden University, the Netherlands.


  • Human rights
  • International criminal law
  • International humanitarian law


2015 -Lecturer in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University
2014-15Research Associate, School of Law, The University of Manchester
2008-13Researcher, European University Institute
2006-08Senior Research Officer, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
2005-06Researcher and Counsel, Van den Biesen Boesveld Advocaten/Delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the International Court of Justice
2005-06Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam
2004-05Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
2003-04Junior expert/project officer, NJCM (Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists)
2003Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Leiden University


  • Dutch, English (broadcast standard); Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Italian (not for broadcast)
  • China's Sovereignty in International Law: From Historical Grievance to Pragmatic Tool China-EU Law Journal 1:3-4, 2013
  • Chinese Practice in UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies: Principled Sovereignty and Slow Appreciation, in Hitoshi Nasu and Ben Saul (eds), Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building, London/New York: Routledge, 2011
  • Various contributions to Chen Weidong (ed.), Sino-EU Comparative Research on Combating Torture, Beijing: Peking University Press, 2008