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prof. mr. dr. F.A. (Frans) Nelissen

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Frans Nelissen is Professor of International Environmental Law at
the University of Groningen since 1999. He studied Dutch and International
Law at the University of Leiden and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Virginia Law School, Dept. of Oceans Law and Policy. 
His publications are in the fields of aspects of Aruban and Namibian
independence, the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law. In
1997 he was awarded his doctorate cum laude for a dissertation on Rights
and obligations of states with respect to ships and shipwrecks which pose a
danger to the environment. From 1999 to 2012 he was Director-General of the renowned T.M.C. Asser Institute on International Law in The Hague. He was involved in project assignments from Dutch ministries and international organizations such as the EU and has served as Legal counsel to several governments of Eastern European Countries. From 2012-2016 he was Professor of Maritime International Environmental Law at the University of Amsterdam and since 2015 he serves as Director of Research of the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen.

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