RU Criminal Law and Criminology - researcher (100%) - Criminal Procedure

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
June 12, 2023
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RU Criminal Law and Criminology - researcher (100%) - Criminal Procedure

(ref. BAP-2023-292)

Last modification : Friday, May 12, 2023

The research unit Criminal Law and Criminology is part of the Faculty of Law and Criminology. It comprises more than 100 researchers doing research in the field of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminology. It is a vibrant and international environment.

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The successful candidate shall carry out legal and empirical research in the context of European funded projects over procedural rights in criminal law (at national and European level), also in cooperation with several European partners.

The strands of research revolve around the standards of protection of procedural rights (right to silence, right to counsel, right to information, right to translation, etc.), also in the context of the new technological developments.

They include legal analysis as well as empirical research (in different countries) over these standards.

The aim is to assess the level of protection of procedural rights in different countries, find best practices and suggest possible improvements.

The tasks of the researcher include:

- carrying out desk research on procedural rights at national, comparative and European level;

- carrying out empirical research on procedural rights (e.g. interviews);

- drafting scholarly texts on the basis of the research and of the collected data;

- drafting scholarly articles (in English and, where possible, other languages).

The candidate shall also help in the management of the projects.


The successful candidate is a young talented researcher who

- holds a Master diploma (or equivalent diploma) in Law with excellent grades,

- is passionate about criminal procedure and protection of rights,

- has excellent knowledge of Dutch and English,

- has strong writing skills and can draft academic texts in a clear and comprehensive manner,

- has strong communication skills,

- wants to work in a dynamic and stimulating environment.

In the assessment of the candidate special attention will also be given to:

- titles of Advanced Master in Criminology, Criminal Law or European Law,

- prior experience in legal and/or empirical research,

- knowledge of other languages (preferably French, German and/or Spanish).


We offer a position of researcher with an appointment for at least 80%, with preference for a full-time (100%) appointment. The successful candidate obtains the status of employee in the position of "academic staff" (including adequate salary and university benefits).

Possibility to start building (or enlarge) an academic/professional network in Belgium and Europe.

Possibility to publish in national and international journals.

Possibility to start a doctoral trajectory on the side.

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If you have questions, you can contact Prof. Dr. Michele Panzavolta, tel.: +32 16 37 63 56, mail: [email protected].

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [email protected].

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