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Curriculum Joachim Meese


Masters Degree in Law, University of Ghent, 1997
Masters Degree in Criminological Sciences, Ghent University, 1998
PhD in Law, University of Ghent, 2005 (doctoral thesis: De duur van het strafproces – length of criminal proceedings)
Certificate of the special training course in cassation proceedings in criminal cases, 2015


Registered at the Bar of Ghent since 1998
Professor of criminal (procedural) law at the University of Antwerp since 2010


Dutch, French, English (certificate CEFR level C1), German


Professor of criminal (procedural) law at the University of Antwerp
Lectures the following course units: criminal procedural law (second bachelor) and advanced course on criminal procedural law (master of laws)
Member of the Belgian Criminal Cases Review Commission
Member of the Commission on criminal law and criminal procedural law (Orde van Vlaamse Balies)
Permanent member of the Association for the Comparative Study of the Law of Belgium and the Netherlands (Vereniging voor de Vergelijkende Studie van het Recht van België en Nederland)
Member of the Board of Directors of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Criminal Law (Nederlands-Vlaamse Vereniging voor Strafrecht)
Alternate member of the Advisory Committee on the appointment of lawyers to the Court of Cassation
Member of the jury annual prize of the Antwerp Bar Association
Editorial member Nullum Crimen (Intersentia)
Editorial member Wetboeken Die Keure – Strafrecht
Editorial member Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review
Editorial member Bibliotheek Strafrecht (De Boeck & Larcier)
Editorial member series Strafprocesrecht en politierecht in perspectief (Die Keure)
Editorial member Sdu Commentaar EVRM online (Sdu Uitgevers)
Editorial member Jubel.be
Frequently asked as speaker at national and international scientific events (see agenda)


More than 190 scientific publications, a complete list can be consulted via the following links:
Complete list of publications at the university of Ghent
Complete list of publications at the university of Antwerp

Latest scientific research

Protecting young suspects in interrogations – a study on safeguards and best practice
Funded by the EU
Project partners: Antwerp University, Defence for Children, Jagiellonian University, Maastricht University, Macerata University, PLOT Limburg and Warwick University
Publication as a book (more info): Interrogating Young Suspects: Procedural Safeguards from a Legal Perspective, Cambridge, Intersentia, 2015, 428 p. and Interrogating Young Suspects: Procedural Safeguards from an Empirical PerspectiveCambridge, Intersentia, 2016, 464 p.