0 Auke Willems
Dr Auke Willems

Dr Auke Willems

Visiting Fellow

European Institute

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CBG 5.08
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Key Expertise
EU Law, AFSJ, Brexit, Human Rights Law

About me

Auke is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute since September 2019. Prior to this, Auke has been an LSE Fellow in EU Law. In addition to this position at LSE, he is a Lecturer in EU Law at the University of Liverpool, and a Senior Associate Researcher at the IES in Brussels. He is moreover an editor with the New Journal of European Criminal Law.

Auke has completed his PhD in EU criminal law jointly at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université libre de Bruxelles. Auke also completed an LLM in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, an LLM by research on the topic of EU fundamental rights at the University of Glasgow, and a degree in Law (LLB) at the University of Amsterdam.

Auke has been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute (2016), Columbia University Law School (2014-2015), and Babeș-Bolyai University (2013).

Research interests                                                             

Auke’s main research interests center around EU law, EU criminal law, human rights law, counter-terrorism law and international criminal law. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on these topics, and has presented various papers at international conferences. 

Auke’s PhD research focussed on the principle of mutual trust within EU mutual recognition based criminal justice cooperation. His thesis examined what mutual trust is in the EU criminal justice context, and how mutual trust between EU Member States can be fostered. He is currently working on his book on mutual trust in EU criminal law, expected in 2021 (Hart Publishing).


Expertise Details

EU Law; Area of Freedom; Security and Justice (AFSJ); Brexit; Human Rights Law; Criminal Law