Research international and European law
The faculty's research is carried out under the umbrella of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, in which all departments of the faculty are participating. Wherever possible teachers will use and involve this research in the courses that are being taught at the Bachelor's level.
Testimonial mr. dr. B.C.A. Toebes (teacher and postdoc):
My research concentrates on the interfaces between the protection of health and international (human rights) law . It involves topics like access to healthcare, medical ethics during armed conflicts, as well as abortion and euthanasia. I use my research findings in several courses that we teach at the department of international law. Using health as an overall theme enables me to discuss the functioning and applicability of international law in practice. For example, in a course entitled ‘International Law and Organisation’ I teach a seminar on the role that international organisations play in the protection of health, thus using 'health' as a theme to explain the functioning of international organisations in our global society. Using a health-related theme also enables me to trigger the students to look beyond the law and to engage with interdisciplinary research. In the Honours Programme, I teach a seminar on healthcare privatisation and human rights, thereby building a bridge between health economics, social medicine, and human rights law.