Legal sightseeing looks at international law and wonders how it presents itself to ‘the public’, as an event. We seek to explore its images, its stories, its audiences. We ask: How is international law presented? Where? To whom? And, on the side of the audience: Who is seeing it? What is actually seen? How is it experienced? Our method is to look, and look again. On this website, we invite you to look with us.

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The Team

Renske Vos is research fellow at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law (CePTL), and lecturer and PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her PhD research looks at EU security and defence responses to migrants departing from Libya for Europe. She is interested in the ways EU officials view, narrate, and make (no) sense of their work on this response. Broader research interests include approaches to contemporary warfare, socio-legal studies, law as literature, institutional architecture and visualising law.

Sofia Stolk is a postdoctoral researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Insituut in The Hague and a research fellow at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law (CePTL). Her current research project, entitled ‘Justice needs to be seen to be done’: The International Legal Landscape in a Visual Age’, studies the use of visual means within international courts and tribunals and the proliferation of images about international law. She also regularly works as a programme officer for the Movies that Matter festival.

Legal Sightseeing team

Nina Krijnen is our correspondent in New York. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG). She is currently living in New York for her internship position as Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations. Nina is a recent Law and Politics of International Security (LL.M.) graduate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is pursuing her MSc in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University.


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We welcome guest posts on this website. You can get in touch and send us your photo’s via r.n.vos@vu.nl or s.stolk@asser.nl