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Nicola Jägers

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 615

    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 2020

Sustainable development goals & the business and human rights discourse: Ships passing in the night?

Jägers, N., Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Rights Quarterly. 42, 1, 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

sustainable development
human rights
private sector

Access to effective remedy: The role of information

Jägers, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Research handbook on human rights and business. Edward Elgar, 19 p.

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

Duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen en mensenrechten: Een noodzakelijk verbond

Jägers, N., Hoop scheffer, de, J., Voorhoeve, J., Cleiren, C. P. M., Gupta, J., van Reisen, M., Middelaar, van, L. J., Sie Dhian Ho, M., Urlings, M., Hirsch Ballin, E., Arts, K., Berger, M., Donders, Y., Gerards, J. H., Hamburger, A. P., Heerts, A. J. M., van der Hoeven, R., Lawson, K., Monteiro, M., Myjer, B. E. P. & 5 others, Opschoor, J. B., Schermer, B. W., Tahir, N., Verrijn Stuart, H. M. & Dekker, R., 2 Jul 2019, Den Haag: AIV. 82 p. (Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken; vol. 2019, no. 110)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Mensenrechten en bedrijven: Quo Vadis?

Translated title of the contribution: Human rights and corporations: Quo Vadis?Jägers, N., 2019, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten. 44, 3, p. 271-287 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

De ontwerpartikelen van de ILC over misdrijven tegen de menselijkheid

Translated title of the contribution: The ILC draft articles on crimes against humanityJägers, N., Wessel, R. A., Herik van den, L. J., Brolmann, C. M., Dekker, den, G. R., Hoogh, de, A. J. J., Lammers, J. G., Oude Elferink, A. G. & Roseboom, A. E., Aug 2018, The Hague: Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law. 12 p. (CAVV Advies; vol. 2018, no. 32)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Activities 2006 2016

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of committee

Bijdrage aan cursus ADEPT Social Affairs/Employment 2006

N.M.C.P. Jägers (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

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

N.M.C.P. Jägers (Speaker)
14 Dec 2006

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (Journal)

N.M.C.P. Jägers (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific