Prof. Kristin Henrard is Professor of Fundamental Rights and Minorities at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (EUR) as well as Associate Professor of International and European law. She teaches courses on advanced public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and on minorities and fundamental rights.
From February 2005 to May 2010 she worked on her VIDI- project which was granted by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research regarding the implications for minority protection of the Race Equality Directive.
Her main publications pertain to the areas of human rights and minorities, ranging from educational rights, linguistic rights, to the prohibition of (racial) discrimination, socio-economic and political participation and religious fundamental rights. The past few years she has also worked on the intersection of fundamental rights, on the one hand, and social and philosophical approaches to integration (dilemmas), on the other. More recently she is working on ‘vulnerability’ as marker in human rights monitoring, and also on ‘nationality’/’legal’ citizenship. Throughout her work she has critically reviewed the work of international courts, and particularly the quality of their legal reasoning, especially as related to the grant of discretion/a margin of appreciation to state parties.
Prof. Henrard is the author of three monographs: Minority Protection in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Human Rights, Minority Rights and Self-Determination, (Greenwood Press, 2002); Devising an Adequate System of Minority Protection: Individual Human Rights, Minority Rights and the Right to Self-Determination (Martinus Nijhoff, 2000), and The Ambiguous Relationship between Religious Minorities and Fundamental (Minority) Rights ( Boom Eleven International 2011). Prof. Henrard (co)edited 4 volumes, including Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Between March 2005 and March 2010 she was member of The Young Academy of the Dutch Academy of Science. Prof. Henrard has held visiting fellowships at the Max Planck Institute on Ethnic and Religious Diversity (Göttingen, Germany); the Centre d’Etudes Ethniques des Universités Montréaloises (Québec, Canada) and African Centre for Migration and Society (Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa). She is Senior non-resident Researcher at the European Centre on Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany).