Prof. J. Temperman

Erasmus School of Law
International law and religion


Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law and religion and head of the department of international and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has appointed him as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Jeroen Temperman’s has a dual educational background in law and social science: he holds an LL.M (dist.) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; an E.MA (hons.) from the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization, Venice, Italy; and an MA (cum laude) in Humanist Studies from the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands; he also holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Humanist Studies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University for Humanist Studies respectively. He completed his doctoral degree at the Irish Center for Human Rights (National University of Ireland, Galway). His dissertation was supervised by Professor Joshua Castellino and was on religion-state relationships and their impact on human rights implementation. In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious EUR fellowship for his research project ‘Advocacy of Religious Hatred under International and Domestic Law’. In 2014 Jeroen Temperman was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in the category of university scholar, facilitating a position as visiting scholar at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC In 2016, he co-founded,

He has been guest professor at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), the School of Law of the University of Siena (Italy) and at the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento (Italy).