Anniek de Ruijter is Associate Professor Health Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam and Director and initiator of the Law Centre for Health and Life. She is Member of the Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Section on Public Health and Law of the European Public Health Association. Within the University of Amsterdam she is research fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) at the Faculty of Law of the UvA and an affiliated fellow of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES). Anniek de Ruijter is member of the editorial board of the European Journal Risk Regulation with Cambridge University Press and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The LANCET Regional Europe.
De Ruijters research focuses on questions regarding constitutional safeguards for health specific rights and values, partiularly also in the context of EU and global regulatory interactions. In 2017 she received the Veni award of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for a four-year research project on improving the EU constitutional order for responding to human health disasters such as pandemics or bioterrorist attacks.
She is the director and founder, with many others, of the Amsterdam Law Practice programme for Experiential Learning at the Faculty of Law.
Anniek de Ruijter was a year-long Fulbright fellow to the United States. She holds a LLM (Masters in Law) from both Columbia University School of Law (NYC) and the University of Amsterdam. She completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, under supervision of Professor Deirdre Curtin. The thesis received 'honorable mention for outstanding new academic work’ from the Dutch Association for Health Law. Anniek was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School Petrie Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Columbia University, School of Law, and at the Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne, Pantheon, Paris1
Her 2019 monograph EU Health Law & Policy: The Expansion on EU power in Public Health and Health Care with OUP was reviewed here and here.
"EU Health Law & Policy is a deeply researched book with an impressive marshalling of the literature; interestingly, de Ruijter couples her doctrinal legal analysis with qualitative research data relating the accounts of civil servants working on healthpolicy in the EU institutional context, which makes for a richer account of her findings ... EU Health Law & Policy is an excellently crafted monograph deserving of a wide-ranging audience." - Edward S. Dove, University of Edinburgh, SCRIPTed
"In any circumstances this book would be one of the best works on European Union health policy and law, and a notable contribution to research on law and society or the European Union in general. In the circumstances of COVID-19 it is also one of the most important ... this book is a fine piece of scholarship whose timeliness is a favor to all of us." - Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan, Journal of Health Politics and Law