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Marlies Hesselman

Lecturer in International Law, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen.

Hesselman has over 10 years of teaching experience in the field of interational law and inter alia teaches International Disaster Law in the NOHA Programme’s Humanitarian Action Programme in Groningen. 

Hesselman publishes widely on topics of international and European disaster law, always with a particular focus on human rights law, disaster response and disaster risk reduction. Her articles and chapters have appeared with internationally renowned (peer-reviewed) publications, e.g. with Cambridge University Press, Routledge/Taylor&Francis, Edward Elgar, Brill, the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Disaster Prevention and Management. She is co-editor of the Yearbook on International Disaster Law (Brill).

She will be contributing to the intensive course with two teaching sessions on the case law of European and other human rights treaty monitoring bodies concerning disaster situations, and on the existence of a human right to humanitarian intervention.


Selected Publications

M Hesselman, International Human Rights Law (2019), Yearbook of International Disaster Law 2 (2021)

M Hesselman, Access to Disaster Risk Information, Early Warning and Education: Implementing the Sendai Framework through Human Rights Law, K. Samuel, M. Aronsson-Storrier, N Bookmiller (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law, Cambridge University Press (2019)

M Hesselman, A Right to International (Humanitarian) Assistance in Times of Disaster: Fresh perspectives from international human rights law, E. Sommario, F. Zorzi Giustiniani, F. Casolari, G. Bartolini  (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Disasters, Routledge (2018) 

M Hesselman, Regional Human Rights Regimes and Humanitarian Obligations in the Event of Disasters, A. Zwitter, C. Lamont, H.J. Heintze, J. Herman (eds.), Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional and Domestic Legal Responses to Local Challenges, Cambridge University Press (2014) 

M Hesselman, Establishing a Full ‘Cycle of Protection’ for Disaster Victims: Preparedness, Response and Recovery according to Regional and International Human Rights Supervisory Bodies, Tilburg Law Review (2013) 


For more information visit her profile page at the webiste of the University of Groningen.