Tom Buitelaar is involved in projects that look at the link between employment and stability, radicalization, and the effects of international criminal justice on peace. In general, Tom is interested in what drives behavioral change and how outside interventions can influence these processes.
Tom obtained his Master’s degree in International Relations from Utrecht University (cum laude) and in Military History from the University of Amsterdam (cum laude). He specialized in criminological and psychological perspectives on the deterrent effect of international legal sanction threats, with a focus on the ICC and ICTY.
Tom followed courses on strategy at the Netherlands Royal Armed Forces Staff School and completed a research internship at the Netherlands Institute of Military History.
Topical and Regional Expertise: UN Reform; International Criminal Court; International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Criminology; South Sudan; International criminal justice
- The ICC and the Prevention of Atrocities: Criminological Perspectives
Published in Human Rights Review – June 2016
Area of Focus/InterestBusiness, Employment & Global Justice, Education, Fragile States, International Courts Systems, International Justice, United Nations
In 2014, the Institute and the Stimson Center convened the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, co-chaired by former US Secretary of State,…projects
The project seeks to analyze the interrelated economic outcomes and opportunities in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and Liberia and how aid interventions may improve both development…projects
Today the Hague Institute for Global Justice has published its report entitled The EU’s New Global Strategy: It’s Implementation in a Troubled International Environment,…News Brief
The EU’s New Global Strategy: It’s Implementation in a Troubled International Environment represents a first appraisal of the strategy and discusses the way forward in…
The Dutch EU Presidency Achievements: The EU Global Strategy in times of growing uncertainty and insecurityCommentary
On 23-24 May, Turkey hosted the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The Summit aimed to define strategies and actions that would contribute to the…Commentary
Dr. Aaron Matta and Tom Buitelaar published a guest post on Opinio Juris, a leading international law blog. Their analysis focuses on the legal and…Commentary