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Willem van Genugten (1950) is Professor of International Law at Tilburg University and Dean a.i. of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Further to that, he's Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, USA (since 2000) and Extraordinary Professor of International Law at the North-West University, South Africa (since 2008). He studied law (graduation in 1977, with distinction) and philosophy (graduation in 1985, cum laude). His first job was Head of the Studium Generale Office, Nijmegen University (1977- 1985), followed by the position of Lecturer in Theory of Law at Tilburg University. In 1988, he defended his Ph.D. thesis at Nijmegen University, where he became a Professor of Human Rights Law in 1991 (until 2006). [+]