After graduating with a degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam, Auke successfully completed an LLM in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, in which he focused on international criminal law and wrote his dissertation on the EU-US Extradition Agreement under supervision of Professor Bill Gilmore. He then went to the University of Glasgow, where he wrote his LLM by research thesis on the topic of European criminal law under supervision of Maria Fletcher and Professor Noreen Burrows.
Since January 2013 Auke is working as a PhD-researcher at the IES, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, under supervison of Professor Paul de Hert and Anne Weyembergh (ULB). Auke's research interests include studies into procedural rights in criminal proceedings throughout the EU and the functioning of mutual trust within mutual recognition based criminal justice cooperation. His PhD project focuses on the topic of mutual trust and the EU flagship instrument on procedural rights, the 'Roadmap on procedural rights', which aims at setting a common minimum standard for procedural safeguards at EU level. In this project it is being examined what mutual trust is in EU criminal justice cooperation, and how the Roadmap as a 'trust-building' measure can foster trust. An important aspect of the study is a comparison with criminal justice cooperation between states in the USA.
Auke has carried out parts of his research as a visiting student at Babeș-Bolyai University (2013) and wrote the comparative component of his thesis as a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at Columbia University Law School (2014-2015).
He is currently a visiting doctoral student at the European University Institute in Florence.
His research interests center around EU criminal law, international criminal law and human rights law. He has published on these topics, is a regular author on the section 'EHRM in kort bestek' on case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, and is an assistant editor to the New Journal of European Criminal Law.
Profile and Publications
- Study at IES
- European Projects