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Kwakman, Dr Nico

Nico Kwakman
Nico Kwakman


Criminal law/criminal procedure law

Curriculum Vitae

Nico Kwakman (1950) is university lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedure law at the Faculty of Law. In the early 1970s he spent several years at Utrecht University and in the 1990s at the Open University, where he graduated in Dutch Law with honours in 1998. In 2003 he gained a PhD with a thesis on Compensation for Damages in Law of Criminal Procedure.

Kwakman’s expertise is in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure law, with subfields including juvenile criminal law/juvenile criminal procedure law; the expert in criminal proceedings; compensation for damages in criminal proceedings; victims in criminal law; the relationship between facts and norms in criminal law/criminal procedure law; criminal law causality; terrorism; the relationship between administrative law and criminal law; the relationship between academia and law. In addition, he is the coordinator for the Minor in Crime and Punishment at the University of Groningen.

Kwakman is the Faculty contact person for the press and other external parties in the field of Criminal Law and Criminology. He appears regularly on radio and television and in other media to comment on current criminal law matters.


Rechterlijke dwalingen zijn onontkoombaar [Judicial errors are unavoidable]

Previously in the news

Kwakman comments regularly on criminal law issues. See his site for an overview of them.


Contact and further information

See his site

Last modified:04 January 2018 2.25 p.m.
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