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Nicola Jägers

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 528

    5037 DE Tilburg


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Research interests

Over the past ten years Nicola Jägers has worked on the transformations that have occurred in international (human rights) law relating to changes in the relationships between states and markets and changes in the regulatory roles and capacities of NGOs and transnational business corporations. In 2002, Jägers published one of the earlier books on the issue of corporate responsibility for human rights violations Corporate Human Rights Obligations: in search of accountability. Ever since, the consequences at the national and international level of the two dominant faces of globalisation: the expansion of trade beyond borders and the universalising effects of the human rights movement have remained Jägers? core research interest resulting in (participation in) various research projects and multiple publications on the issue. More recently, she has begun to consider the ways in which regulatory approaches might be useful for the enforcement, socialisation and protection of human rights.

Current courses

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External positions

Commissionar at the Netherlands Human Rights Institute, the Official NHRI of the Netherlands (College voor de rechten van de mens)

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2018

Member of the Advisory Board to the Govenrment on Internaitonal Law (Commissie Advies Volkenrechtelijke Vraagstukken)

1 Dec 2010 → …

Member of the board of the Royal Netherlands Association of International Law (bestuur KNVIR)

7 Nov 2008 → …

Member of the board of the Netherlands Human Rights Research School (onderzoekschool rechten van de mens)

8 Oct 2008 → …

Member of the Executive Board, Netherlands Human Rights Quarterly (netherlands quarterly of human rights)

1 Jan 2006 → …


  • International Law
  • Civil Society
  • Human Rights
  • International Public Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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Research Output 2002 2017

Judicial remedies: The issue of jurisdiction

Jägers, N. & Augenstein, D. 2017 Human rights in business: Removal of barriers to access to justice in the European Union. Alvarez Rubio, J. J. & Yiannibas, K. (eds.). Oxon, New York: Routledge, p. 7-37 30 p.

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

Towards achieving pax Africana: AU's comprehensive and multi-layered collective security system

de Volder, E. 2017 320 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Vernietiging van het milieu: Een international misdrijf?

Jägers, N. May 2017 In : Ars Aequi. 66, p. 365-372

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2006 2007

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity

Bijdrage aan cursus ADEPT Social Affairs/Employment 2006

Jägers, N. (Speaker)

Activity: Oral presentationScientific

Waarom verdienen de UN Norms on Business and Human Rights steun ?

Jägers, N. (Speaker)
14 Dec 2006

Activity: Oral presentationScientific

Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (Journal)

Jägers, N. (Reviewer)

Activity: Editorial activityScientific