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Kees Bastmeijer

prof.dr.

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 419

    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

1990 …2019
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Research interests

Kees Bastmeijer (1966) is Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law at the Tilburg Law School (Tilburg University-The Netherlands). His research relates to international, European, and domestic environmental law, with a special emphasis on the role of law in protecting nature. He has a special interest in the legal developments relating to the Polar Regions (the Antarctic and the Arctic). Because he has become increasingly aware of the limitations of law in reaching nature conservation objectives, he relates his research more and more to knowledge and research in other disciplines, including ecology, sociology, anthropology and economy.

Kees Bastmeijer is the author of The Antarctic Environmental Protocol and its Domestic Legal Implementation, (dissertation, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2003), co-editor (with Prof. Timo Koivurova) of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment: Theory and Practice (Leiden: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2008), and is currently editing the book The Role of International, European and National Law in Protecting Wilderness in Europe for Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2015). He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (see publication list below). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Yearbook of Polar Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff) and of the Polar Journal (Taylor & Francis/Routledge). He is Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research. As an advisor to the Dutch government, Kees Bastmeijer has been participating in the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings since 1992. He is a board member of the IUCN Netherlands Committee. Since 1 January 2014, in parallel to his professorship, he has been co- program leader of the Outreaching Honors Program of the Tilburg University.

Based on his academic work, Kees Bastmeijer aims to inform and advice policy makers and the general public through membership of advisory committees, contract research for governments and NGOs, as well as through popular publications and contributions in the general media. 

Career

  • 2016-2019: Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2009– present: Full Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University (0,8 fte)
  • 2004 – 2009: Associate Professor of Environmental Law, Tilburg Law School
  • 1999 – 2004: Senior Researcher Environmental Law, Tilburg Law School
  • 1996 – 1999: Senior Legal Policy Advisor, Directorate-General for the Environment, International and European Environmental Affairs Division, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands
  • 1989 – 1996: Senior Legal Policy Advisor, Directorate-General for the Environment, Legal Policy Affairs Division, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, The Netherlands

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Tilburg University

Law, Master’s Degree, Catholic University Nijmegen

External positions

Providing advice on nature protection (Legal Advice for Nature)

1 May 2016 → …

(Stichting Brabants Landschap)

1 Jun 2009 → …

(Studiecentrum Rechtspleging (SSR) Docent)

1 Jan 2006 → …

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Research Output 1990 2019

De juridische bescherming van boerenlandvogels

Translated title of the contribution: The Legal Protection of Farmland BirdsDotinga, H., Bastmeijer, K., Trouwborst, A. & van Kreveld, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Milieu en landbouw. Verschuuren, J. (ed.). Den Haag: Boom juridisch, (Vereniging voor Milieurecht Publicaties).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Legal Protection
Birds

Environmental protection in the Antarctic and the Arctic: The role of international law

Bastmeijer, K. & Johnstone, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Research handbook on international environmental law. Merkouris, P., Fitzmaurice, M. & Brus, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, (Research Handbooks in International Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Maasvlakte 2 en compensatie op grond van artikel 6, lid 4 van de EU Habitatrichtlijn: Advies op verzoek van Natuurmonumenten

Translated title of the contribution: Maasvlakte 2 and compensation under article 6(4) of the EU Habitats DirectiveBastmeijer, K., 15 Jul 2019, Tilburg University.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Habitat
Directives
Tilburg
Rotterdam

Activities 1992 2018

Evaluation Committee FRAM Centre Tromsø, Norway (External organisation)

Kees Bastmeijer (Member)
1 Sep 20181 May 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

The Polar Journal (Journal)

Kees Bastmeijer (Editor)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

The Polar Journal (Journal)

Kees Bastmeijer (Editor of special issue)
Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Polar Law Series (Journal)

Kees Bastmeijer (Editorial board member)
12 Mar 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Wilderness Protection in Iceland - An International Perspective

C.J. Bastmeijer (Speaker)
13 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 1997 2002

The Antarctic Environmental Protocol and its Domestic Legal Implementation.

Bastmeijer, K. & Gilhuis, P. C.

1/05/996/12/02

Project: Research project

The Implementation of the Antarctic Environmental Protocol.

Bastmeijer, K. & Gilhuis, P. C.

1/01/971/10/02

Project: Research project