Jolien Schukking

Born on 9 August 1967 in Noordoostpolder, The Netherlands

  • Master’s degree in Law, University of Leiden, 1992
  • Lawyer, Administrative Jurisdiction Division, Council of State, The Hague, 1993-1998
  • Lawyer, former European Commission of Human Rights, Strasbourg, 1996
  • Agent for the Kingdom of The Netherlands, representing the government before the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies, International Law Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,The Hague, 1998-2007
  • Member (1998-2007) and Chair (2006-2007) of the Committee of Experts for the development of Human Rights (DH-DEV), Council of Europe
  • Member of the Group of Specialists on Human Rights and Fight against terrorism (DH-S-TER), Council of Europe, 2006
  • Guest lecturer on human rights law at the Netherlands Institute for training of Magistrates (SSR), at the High School of Justice (HSoJ) of Georgia (2007) and at several Dutch universities, 2004-2016
  • Substitute-Judge, Regional Court of Rotterdam, 2006-2013
  • Member of the Bar of The Hague (Advocaat), 2007-2009
  • Judge, Regional Court of Utrecht, 2009-2013
  • Member of the Board of the Foundation Judges for Judges, 2009-2017
  • Member of the editorial board of the Netherlands Human Rights Law Journal, 2010-2017
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), 2010-2017
  • Member of the International Association for Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ), since 2010
  • Judge, Supreme Administrative Court for Trade and Industry (formerly, Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry), 2013-2017
  • Expert to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) mission on strengthening the Judiciary in the Russian Federation, 2014 and 2016
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 3 April 2017
  • Vice-President of Section since 7 May 2023.
Jolien Schukking