C.J.M. (Karin) Arts

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile Chair in International Law and Development<br/>

  • the role of international law as an instrument of change and/or constraint for realizing equitable development and human rights world-wide;
  • the role of international organizations and institutions for realizing the right to development, with special emphasis on the development cooperation policies of the European Union;
  • the contents and implications of (human) rights-based approaches to development;
  • the role of global human rights instruments in supporting the institutionalization of specific national action for realizing development, equity and human rights on the ground, with, at least initially, a special emphasis on the track record of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • K. Arts, A. Tamo & Y. Xu (2017). The Right to Development in International Law: New Momentum Thirty Years Down the Line? Chinese Review of International Law, 26-46.
  • J. Gupta & K. Arts (2017). Achieving the 1.5 °C Objective: Just Implementation Through a Right to (Sustainable) Development Approach. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. doi: DOI 10.1007/s10784-017-9376-7
  • K. Arts (2017). Inclusive Sustainable Development: A Human Rights Perspective. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 24, 58-62. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.001
  • K. Arts & T.A. Atabongawung (2016). The Right to Development in International Law: New Momentum Thirty Years Down the Line? Netherlands International Law Review, 63 (3), 221-249. doi: 10.1007/s40802-016-0066-x
  • K. Arts (2015). Reflections on Human Rights in the Netherlands. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 33 (4), 374-381.
  • K. Arts (2014). Twenty-Five Years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Achievements and Challenges. Netherlands International Law Review, 61 (3), 267-303. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0165070X14001272
  • K. Arts (2011). 21 jaar VN-verdrag voor de Rechten van het Kind : een volwassen bijdrage aan kinderrechten in de wereld? Internationale Spectator, 65 (6), 336-340.
  • K. Arts (2008). Respons: Israel en Barbertje (2): De pot verwijt de ketel (Response: Scapegoat Israel (2): The pot calls the cattle black). Internationale Spectator, 62 (11), 626.
  • Y. Heselmans & K. Arts (2007). Children as Distinct Target Group for Policy: Childrens Rights in Development Cooperation (in Dutch original title: Kinderen als Aparte Doelgroep Binnen het Beleid: Kinderrechten in Ontwikkelingssamenwerking), followed by response vision of Members of Parliament. Tijdschrift voor de Rechten van het Kind, 17 (3), 11-13.
  • K. Arts (2003). ACP-EU Relations in a New Era: The Cotonou Agreement. Common Market Law Review, 40 (1), 95-116.
  • K. Arts (2003). Meeting the Human Rights commitment of the Cotonou Agreement: Political Dialogue requires Investment. ACP-EU Courier, 200 (September), 21-23.
  • K. Arts (2003). Announcement of the Book 'Responding to the Human Rights Deficit: Essays in Honour of Bas de Gaay Fortman'. Internationale Spectator, 1.
  • K. Arts (2001). ACP-EU Development Cooperation in a new Phase: The Cotonou Agreement. Griffin's View on International and Comparative Law, 2 (1), 42-46.
  • K. Arts (2000). EU Development Cooperation and Human Rights: Slow Practice (in Dutch). Inzet, 9 (48), 22-23.
  • K. Arts (2000). Integrating Human Rights into Development Cooperation: Easier Said than Done. IDEA Newsletter.
  • K. Arts, M. de Bonth, M. Brink & L. Droesen (1998). The Universal Declaration on Human Rights: Universal Rights for Men and Women? [in Dutch]. Ned. Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten(NJCM Bulletin), 23, 1023-1036.
  • K. Arts & J.M. Byron (1997). The Mid-Term Review of the Lom¿ Convention: Heralding the Future? Third World Quarterly, 18, 73-91.
  • K. Arts (1996). The Fourth Lom¿ Convention Re-negotiated: ACP-EU Relations Facing an Uncertain Future (in Dutch). Internationale Spectator, 50, 148-152.
  • K. Arts (1993). The International Protection of Children's Rights in Africa: The 1990 OAU Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. African Journal of Intern. and Comparative Law, 5, 139-162.
  • K. Arts (1991). Het vierde verdrag van Lom¿ (The Fourth Lom¿ Convention). Internationale Spectator, 45, 546-53.
  • K. Arts (1990). De Europese Gemeenschap, ontwikkelingssamenwerking en mensenrechten. Europa Periodiek, 7, 17-19.
  • K. Arts (1989). The Legal Status and Functioning of the United Nations Council for Namibia. Leiden Journal of International Law, 2, 194-208.
  • K. Arts, T.A. Atabongawung & K. De Feyter (2016). UN Declaration on the Right to Development 1986 - 2016, Ways to Promote Further Progress in Practice: Preadviezen (Mededelingen van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht, 143). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • M. Ponce de León, K. Arts & P. Pinto Leite (Ed.). (2012). El Derecho Internacional y La Cuestion del Sáhara Occidental. Leiden and Oporto: International Platform of Jurists for East Timor
  • K. Arts & J.D. Handmaker (Ed.). (2010). Cultures of Constitutionalism [subsection]. The Hague: Hague Academic Press
  • V. Chapau, K. Arts & P.P. Leite (2009). Le droit international et la question du Sahara occidental. Leiden/Oporto: IPJET (International Platform of Jurists for East Timor)
  • K. Arts & A.K. Dickson (Ed.). (2009). EU development cooperation: From model to symbol. Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts & P.P. Leite (2007). International Law and the Question of Western Sahara. Leiden: International Platform of Jurists for East Timor
  • K. Arts & V. Popovski (2006). International Criminal Accountability and the Rights of Children. Den Haag: Hague Academic Press
  • K. Arts & A. Dickson (2004). European Development Policy: From Model to Symbol? Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts & P.B. Mihyo (2003). Responding to the Human Rights Deficit: Essays in Honour of Bas de Gaay Fortman. The Hague: Kluwer Law International
  • K. Arts (2000). Integrating Human Rights into Development Cooperation: The Case of the Lome Convention. The Hague: Kluwer Law International
  • K. Arts (2018). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In Seokwoo Lee and Hee Eun Lee (Ed.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 21) (pp. 235-259). Leiden Boston: Brill Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2017). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In Kevin Y.L. Tan (Ed.), Asian Yearbook of International law (Vol. 19 (2013)) (pp. 171-200). Pohang (South Korea): Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) in coll. with Handong International Law School
  • K. Arts (2016). Participation in Multilateral Treaties: editorial introduction. In K.Y.L. Tan (Ed.), Asian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 18 (2012) (pp. 100-126). Pohang (South Korea): Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) in coll. with the Handong International Law School, South Korea[go to publisher's site]
  • K. Arts & T.A. Atabongawung (2016). Revitalizing the Right to Development in International Law. In C.J.M. Arts, A. Tamo & K. De Feyter (Eds.), UN Declaration on the Right to Development 1986 - 2016, Ways to Promote Further Progress in Practice: Preadviezen (Mededelingen van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht, 143) (pp. 1-32). Den Haag: Asser Press
  • K. Arts (2014). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In K.Y.L. Tan, Hee.Eun Lee, J. Rehman & S. Khair (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 17, 2011) (pp. 161-186). Pohang (South Korea): Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) and Handong International Law School, South Korea[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey & H. Raulus (2014). The Role of Experts in International and European Decision-Making Processes: Setting the Scene. In M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey & H. Raulus (Eds.), The Role of 'Experts' in International and European Decision-Making Processes: Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors? (pp. 1-16) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • K. Arts (2014). Countering Violence Against Children in the Philippines: Positive RBA practice examples from Plan. In P. Gready & W. Vandenhole (Eds.), Human Rights and Development in the New Milennium: Towards a Theory of Change (pp. 149-176). London and New York: Routledge
  • K. Arts (2013). Lomé/Cotonou Conventions. In R. Wolfrum & F. Lachenmann (Eds.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • K. Arts (2013). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In K.Y.L Tan, Hee.Eun Lee, J. Rehman & S. Khair (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 16, 2010) (pp. 155-184). Pohang (South Korea): Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) and Handong International Law School, South Korea[go to publisher's site]
  • K. Arts (2012). Caught in the Middle of Persistent Conflict. The Rights of Palestinian Children. In I. Boerefijn, L. Henderson, R. Janse & R. Weaver (Eds.), Human Rights and Conflict: Essyas in Honour of Bas de Gaay Fortman (pp. 325-345). Cambridge, etc.: Intersentia
  • K. Arts (2012). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & J. Rehman (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 15, 2009) (pp. 211-233). London: Routledge
  • K. Arts (2011). The European Union, Development Cooperation and Human Rights at a Crossroads. In Wolfgang Benedek et al. (Ed.), European Yearbook on Human Rights 2011 (pp. 286-296). Antwerp, Berlin, Vienna, Graz: European Academic Press, Berliner Wissenschftsverlag, Intersentia, Neuer Wissenschtflicher Verlag
  • K. Arts & B. de Gaay Fortman (2011). Comments on ¿Minority Rights¿: A Majority Problem? In H. Harbers (Ed.), Strangeness and Familiarity: Global Unity and Diversity in Human Rights and Democracy (pp. 265-269). Groningen: FORUM, Institute for Multicultural Affairs / Faculty of Philosophy, Groningen University
  • K. Arts (2011). Statement made during the Working Session of the ILA Committee on International Law , 19 August 2010. In International Law Association (Ed.), Report of the Seventy-Fourth Conference The Hague (pp. 822). London: International Law Association
  • K. Arts (2011). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & Li-ann Thio (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 14, 2008) (pp. 225-246). London: Routledge
  • K. Arts (2011). Rechtsbescherming van Mensenrechten in Nederland: Mag het een Onsje Meer zijn? In B. Niemeijer, M. Smit & P. Winkelman (Eds.), Internationalisering, Veiligheid en Recht (pp. 28-34). Den Haag: Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
  • J.D. Handmaker & K. Arts (2010). Building a constitutional culture: comparative perspectives. In S. Muller & M. Frishman (Eds.), The Dynamics of Constitutionalism in the Age of Globalisation. The Hague: Hague Academic Coalition
  • K. Arts & J.D. Handmaker (2010). Cultures of Constitutionalism: An Introduction. In M. Frishman & S. Muller (Eds.), The Dynamics of Constitutionalism in the Age of Globalisation (From Peace to Justice Series) (pp. 49-55). The Hague: Hague Academic Press
  • K. Arts (2009). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S Chimni, M. Masahiro & Li-ann Thio (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 13, 2007) (pp. 261-281). London: Routledge
  • K. Arts (2009). A Human Rights-Based Approach to the ACP-EU European Partnership Agreements: Issues and Implications. In G. Faber & J. Orbie (Eds.), Beyond Market Access for Economic Development: EU-Africa Relations in Transition (pp. 279-303). London: Routledge
  • K. Arts (2009). The European Community¿s Contribution to the Fight Against Poverty in Developing Countries: Normative and Real? In T. Giegerich, A. Zimmermann & J. Delbrück (Eds.), German Yearbook of International Law (2008) (pp. 217-250). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot
  • K. Arts (2009). A Child Rights Perspective on Climate Change. In M.A. Mohamed Salih (Ed.), Climate Change and Sustainable Development: New Challenges for Poverty Reduction (pp. 79-93). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • K. Arts & A.K. Dickson (2009). European Development Policy: From Model to Symbol? In K. Arts & A.K. Dickson (Eds.), European Development Policy: From Model to Symbol? (pp. 1-16) Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts (2009). Statement made during the Working Session of the ILA Committee on International Law on Sustainable Development, 21 August 2008. In International Law Association (Ed.), Report of the Seventy-Third Conference Rio de Janeiro (pp. 943-946). London: International Law Association
  • K. Arts (2009). Introduction. In V. Chapau, K. Arts and P.P. Leite (Ed.), Le droit international et la question du Sahara occidental (pp. 13-19). Leiden/Oporto: IPJET (International Platform of Jurists for East Timor)
  • K. Arts & A.K. Dickson (2009). Conclusions: The Potential and Limits of EU Development Cooperation Policy. In K. Arts & A. Dickson (Eds.), EU development cooperation: From model to symbol (pp. 149-152). Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts (2009). Changing Interests in EU Development Cooperation: the Impact of EU Membership and Advancing Integration. In A. Dickson & K. Arts (Eds.), EU development cooperation: From model to symbol (pp. 101-112). Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts (2009). Statement made during the Informal Working Session of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors, 18 August 2008. In International Law Association (Ed.), Report of the Seventy-Third Conference Rio de Janeiro (pp. 248). London: International Law Association
  • K. Arts (2007). African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries. In J.A. Scholte (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Globalization (pp. 12-14). New York: The Moschovitis Group
  • K. Arts (2007). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & Li-ann Thio (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 12, 2005-2006) (pp. 233-259). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2006). International Law, Criminal Accountability and the Rights of the Child. In International criminal accountability and the rights of children (pp. 17). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • K. Arts (2006). Gender in ACP-EU Relations: the Cotonou Agreement. In M. Lister & M. Carbone (Eds.), New pathways in international development : gender and civil society in EU policy (pp. 31-43). Aldershot/Brookfield: Ashgate
  • K. Arts (2006). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & S.P. Subedi (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 11, 2003-2004) (pp. 243-263). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2006). Gender aspects of the Cotonou Agreement. In M. Lister & M. Carbone (Eds.), European Development Policy in Practice: Gender and Civil Society
  • K. Arts (2005). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & S.P. Subedi (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 10, 2001-2002) (pp. 265-290). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2005). Political Dialogue in a 'new' Framework. In O. Babarinde & G. Faber (Eds.), The European Union and the Developing Countries: The Cotonou Agreement (pp. 155-175). Leiden: Brill
  • K. Arts (2005). Development Cooperation and Human Rights: ACP-EU Relations. In R.K. Smith & C. Anker van den (Eds.), The Essentials of Human Rights (pp. 88-91). London: Hodder Arnold
  • K. Arts & J. Gupta (2004). Climate Change and Hazardous Waste Law: Developing International Law of Sustainable Development. In N. Schrijver & F. Weiss (Eds.), International Law and Sustainable Development: Principle and Practice (pp. 519-551). Leiden; Boston: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2004). Changing interests in EU Development Cooperation: The impact of EU Membership and Advancing Integration. In - (pp. 101-112). Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts & A. Dickson (2004). Conclusions: The Potential and Limits of EU Development Cooperation Policy. In - (pp. 149-152). Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts (2004). Statement for the Working Session of the ILA Committee on International Law of Sustainable Development. In Chapter (pp. 601-603). London: International Law Association
  • K. Arts (2004). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, M. Masahiro & S.P. Subedi (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 9, 2000) (pp. 281-300). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts & A. Dickson (2004). EU Development Cooperation: from Model to Symbol? In - (pp. 16). Manchester: Manchester University Press
  • K. Arts & P.B. Mihyo (2003). The Human Rights Deficit: Root Causes and Efforts to Address it. In Responding to the human rights deficit : essays in honour of Bas de Gaay Fortman (pp. 21). The Hague: Kluwer Law International
  • K. Arts (2003). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In B.S. Chimni, Sik Ko Swan, M. Masahiro, M.C.W. Pinto & S.P. Subedi (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 8, 1998-1999) (pp. 173-196). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts (2001). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In Ko Swan Sik, M.C.W. Pinto & S.P. Subedi (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 7, 1997) (pp. 321-342). London: Kluwer Law
  • K. Arts (1999). Development Cooperation and Human Rights: Turbulent Times for EU Policy. In - (pp. 7-27). Boulder: Westview Press
  • K. Arts (1998). Participation in Multilateral Treaties. In . Ko Swan Sik, M.C.W. Pinto & J.J.G. Syatauw (Eds.), Asian Yearbook of International Law (vol. 6, 1996) (pp. 233-283). London: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • K. Arts (1998). Principles of Cooperation for Development in ACP-EC Relations. In - (pp. 86-97). London: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • K. Arts (1998). Children's Rights in Africa. In - (pp. 417). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Institute
  • K. Arts (1997). Human Rights and Development Cooperation: An Introduction [in Dutch]. In - (pp. 33-37). The Hague: ISS
  • K. Arts (1996). Implementing the Right to Development? An Assessment of European Community Development Cooperation. In - (pp. 37-71). The Hague: Kluwer Law International
  • K. Arts (1995). European Community Development Cooperation, Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance: at Odds or at Ease with Each Other? In - (pp. 259-273). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff
  • K. Arts, P. Peters, N.J. Schrijver & P. van der Sluijs (1994). Part I: Legal and Institutional Aspects. In - (pp. 1-69). London: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • J.D. Handmaker, K. Arts & I.P. van Staveren (2014, maart 7). ABP en Nederzettingen. Financieele Dagblad, pp. 10-10.
  • K. Arts & J.D. Handmaker (2014, maart 13). Opinie: Kijk kritisch naar banden met Israël. Mare: Leids Universitair Weekblad, pp. 8-8.
  • K. Arts, M. Brus, W. van Genugten, E. Hey, M.T. Kamminga, K. Wellens & R. Wessel (2010, juni 2). Israël handelde in strijd met internationaal recht. NRC Handelsblad, pp. 7.
  • J.D. Handmaker, K. Arts, T. van Boven & H. Verrijn Stuart (2009, januari 14). Spreek Israël aan op geweld in Gaza. Trouw
  • K. ArtsE-module: The Right to Development and Children. online, Interactive E-Learning Module on Operationalizing the Right to Development in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • M. Ambrus, K. Arts, E. Hey & H. Raulus (Ed.). (2014). The Role of ' Experts' in International and European Decision-Making Processes: Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Editorial positions

  • East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights

    Member International Advisory Editorial Board

  • Internationale Spectator

    Member Editorial Board

  • Asian Yearbook of International Law

    Associate Editor

  • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

    Executive Editor

Side positions

  • Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV)

    member

  • Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV)

    member Human Rights Committee

  • International Law Association

    member International Committee on International Law and Sustainable Development

  • Royal Netherlands International Law Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht, NVIR)

    member general Board

  • Erasmus University Network of Female Professors (Erasmus Netwerk Vrouwlijke Hoogleraren, ENVH)

    member general board

  • The Rights Forum

    advisory board member


Address

Visiting address

Office: G I5-21
Kortenaerkade 12
2518 AX The Hague

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands