What is the situation as regards the separation of powers and the representation of citizens and their interests; what is the significance of the Constitution for citizens and in public debate? She examines both classic fundamental rights – such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy – and social rights, such as the right to social security or health. By drawing on insights from the theory and practice of protection of fundamental rights in the Netherlands and beyond, she seeks to contribute to discussion of the legitimacy of government and trust in government. As a member of The Young Academy, one of her aims will be to work on communicating research findings that can increase awareness of the rule of law.
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Professor at Tilburg University
Dutch and European constitutional law
Tilburg University, Tilburg Law School, Department of Public Law and Governance
Ingrid Leijten - The Young Academy