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Research interests

Marloes van Noorloos (1983) is associate professor of criminal law at the Department of Criminal Law of Tilburg Law School. 

She obtained a Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University in 2011 with her dissertation 'Hate speech revisited. A comparative and historical perspective on hate speech law in the Netherlands and England & Wales' (Intersentia). 

Her current research interests include criminalisation of speech (hate speech, denial of gross human rights violations, glorifying terrorism, etcetera), terrorist offences, transitional justice, religion and criminal law, and the right to privacy and data science as related to criminal procedure (e.g. forensic DNA legislation). Her work often focuses on the socio-political context behind the law and the ideas underpinning it. From January-March 2016 she has been an academic visitor at the University of Oxford's Centre for Criminology.

She is also active in the field of human rights, e.g. she has been president of the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM).


Marloes van Noorloos (1983) is associate professor of criminal law at Tilburg University. From 2007-2011 she worked as a Ph.D. candidate at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology (Utrecht University). In 2009 she was a visiting researcher at Queen Mary, University of London. Van Noorloos participated in the 'National ThinkTank' in 2010, a multidisciplinary team of PhD candidates and recent graduates that develop creative solutions for a societal problem (in 2010 the theme was 'Trust in public institutions'). Before starting her Ph.D., she worked for the Dutch NGO Aim for Human Rights and as a student assistant at the Department of Criminal Law at Tilburg University.

Van Noorloos is a member of the Meijers Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law; of the Advisory commission on fundamental rights and the functioning of civil servants (AGFA); and of the Dutch Study Committee on speech crimes. She has been president of the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM).



Advanced Criminal Law (master)

Moot court (bachelor)

Research methods and techniques (bachelor)

Data science Regulation and Law (master)

Data science: Sustainability, privacy and security (master)

European Criminal Law (master)

International and European Criminal Law (bachelor)


Supervision of LL.M. master's theses

Current courses

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External positions

President (NJCM)

25 Apr 201314 Apr 2017

Advice in concrete cases (CAOP)

1 Feb 2013 → …

Member (expert) (Commissie Meijers)

15 Sep 2011 → …


  • Privacy
  • Terrorism
  • Transitional Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Hate Speech
  • Law Of Criminal Procedure/Criminal Adjective Law
  • Freedom Of Expression
  • Comparative Law
  • Human Rights

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Research Output

Belediging van de profeet Mohammed - EHRM E.S. tegen Oostenrijk

van Noorloos, M., May 2019, 3 p.. (Crimmigratie en Recht; vol. 3, no. 1)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteScientific

De strafrechtelijke problematiek van het ronselen voor de gewapende strijd

van Noorloos, M. & Druijf, E., May 2019, In : Crimmigratie & Recht. 3, 1, p. 19-37 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Lepelen met een vork: Evaluatie van de Wet DNA-onderzoek bij veroordeelden

Kruize, P., Gruter, P., Hamers, L., van Noorloos, M., van Suchtelen, T. & Taverne, M., Mar 2019, WODC. 229 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

Noot bij EHRM, 25 oktober 2018 (E.S. tegen Oostenrijk)

van Noorloos, M., May 2019, 9 p.. No. 38450/12 , No. ECLI:CE:ECHR:2018:1025JUD003845012 , Oct 25, 2018. (Mediaforum; vol. 2019, no. 2)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteScientific

Het strafrecht tussen waarheid en leugen: Over Holocaustontkenning en andere memory laws

van Noorloos, M., Dec 2018, In : Ars Aequi. 2018, 10, p. 1010-1015 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review