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Han Somsen

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 531

    5037 DE Tilburg


1990 …2019
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Research interests

Professor Somsen is vice dean of Tilburg Law School and an expert in the field of technology regulation. Within this rapidly developing field, he concentrates mostly on medical and agricultural biotechnology. In addition, he frequently publishes on issues of EC environmental law.

Current courses

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  • International Environmental Law
  • Environmental Policy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sustainable Development
  • New Technologies
  • Governance
  • Ivf
  • Health Care
  • Maintenance/Enforcement
  • European Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Risk Regulation
  • International Trade
  • European Environmental Law
  • Regulation Of New Technologies
  • Globalisation
  • Patents
  • Technology And Ethics
  • Human Genetics

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Research Output 1990 2019

Open Access
eating behavior
global change

Bottom up ethics: Neuroenhancement in education and employment

Bard, I., Gaskell, G., Allansdottir, A., Vieira da Cunha, R., Eduard, P., Hampel, J., Hildt, E., Hofmaier, C., Kronberger, N., Quintanilha, A., Laursen, S., Meijknecht, A., Nordal, S., Revuelta, G., Saladié, N., Sándor, J., Borlido Santos, J., Seyringer, S., Singh, I., Somsen, H. & 5 othersToonders, W., Torgersen, H., Torre, V., Varju, M. & Zwart, H., 1 Oct 2018, In : Neuroethics. 11, 3, p. 309-322 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Insurance Claim Review
Multivariate Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

De Urgenda-uitspraak: Geen schending van EU-recht

de Vries, A. & Somsen, H., 25 Jul 2016, In : Aansprakelijkheid, verzekering en schade. 4, p. 149-151 3 p., 29.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorProfessional

From improvement towards enhancement: A regenesis of environmental law at the dawn of the anthropocene

Somsen, H., 2016, Oxford handbook on the law and regulation of technology. Brownsword, R., Young, K. & Scotford, E. (eds.). 2016 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

environmental law
human rights
food supply
population growth

Introduction: A new look at the form of government of the European Union and the Eurozone

Fabbrini, F., Hirsch Ballin, E. & Somsen, H., 2015, What form of government for the European Union and the Eurozone?. Fabbrini, F., Hirsch Ballin, E. & Somsen, H. (eds.). Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing Ltd, p. 1-13 13 p. (Modern Studies in European Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2006 2007

  • 10 Oral presentation
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 1 Editorial activity

Regulating Technologies

J. Somsen (Speaker)
6 Apr 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Bologna Workshop on Anonymity

J. Somsen (Speaker)
24 May 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

European Law Journal (Journal)

J. Somsen (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

International Workshop on Anonymity

J. Somsen (Speaker)
23 May 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Hoe belangrijk is privacy?

J. Somsen (Speaker)
29 Jun 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific