T. (Tim) Meijers

  • Lecturer
  • Political Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Justice between generations
  • Transitional Justice

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3553
E-Mail: t.meijers@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Office Address: P.J. Vethgebouw
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number T1.12
Personal Homepage: www.uclouvain.be/​373611.html


Tim's research is in political and moral philosophy. He is interested in justice between generations, sustainability, ethics of the family and procreative rights. As a side project he takes an interested in transitional justice and the moral justification of punishment, particularly in the context of international criminal courts.

Teaching activities

In the academic year 2015/2016 Tim teaches several courses on political philosophy - contemporary political philosophy, the history of political philosophy and global justice - in the Philosophy BA, at Leiden University College and in the International Studies BA.

Curriculum vitae

Besides teaching political philosophy at Leiden University, Tim is finishing his doctoral thesis at the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics at the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). Before starting his PhD he studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and Philosophy at Leiden University. His PhD-project focuses on the question what egalitarian theories of justice imply for reproductive rights and demographic policies. His project was funded by the 'Fonds Pour la Recherche en Sciences Humaines' (FSR-FNRS). Over the last few years Tim has been on research stays at Utrecht University (NL), Oxford University (UK) and Aarhus University (DK).

Key publications

(2016) Climate Change and the Right to One Child
in Bos, G. & Düwell, M. (eds.), Human Rights and Sustainability, Routledge, London.

(2013) Discursive Politics in the Theatre of Justice: the Karadzic Case (with Marlies Glasius) Human Rights Quarterly, 35(3), 720–752.

(2012) Constructions of Legitimacy: The Charles Taylor Trial (with Marlies Glasius), International Journal of Transitional Justice, 6(2), pp. 229-252.

Last Modified: 11-12-2015