Tim Staal is a Ph.D. researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), University of Amsterdam. The focus of his research, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andre Nollkaemper, is on rules adopted within international environmental treaty bodies. It is part of a broader research project on such and other 'post-national' rules under the name Architecture across Public International Law, European Public Law and European Private Law.
Tim started his studies at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained a Bachelor and Master in Dutch law in 2008, with a thesis on art collection mobility and private international law. In the Fall of 2007 he spent one semester as an exchange student at Fordham University School of Law in New York. After several months of travelling through Indonesia , he continued his studies at the Free University Brussels (VUB, 2009-2010). There he obtained a postgraduate LL.M. (summa cum laude) in International and European Law from the Program on International Legal Cooperation (PILC), with a thesis comparing the respective merits of international law and non-binding instruments in the context of human rights and environmental abuses by transnational corporations.
Tim gained experience in practice as court clerk at the Central Appeals Board (CRvB, 2005-2006) and as a legal assistant to Professor René Smits, Chief Legal Counsel at the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa, 2008) in The Hague.
Public International Law, International Environmental Law
T.S.G. Staal (2012, September 20). Filling, Refilling and … Emptying? Development and Transformation of Environmental Treaties through Post-Treaty Instruments, Conference on Postnational Rulemaking Between Authority and Autonomy, Amsterdam, 21 September 2012.
T.S.G. Staal (06-20-2012). Hoe het Benelux-Comité de vos te slim af probeert te zijn. Publiekrecht & Politiek http://www.publiekrechtenpolitiek.nl/hoe-het-benelux-comite-de-vos-te-slim-af-probeert-te-zijn/
T.S.G. Staal (09-06-2011). Shell negeert VN Principes over mensenrechten. Publiekrecht & Politiek http://www.publiekrechtenpolitiek.nl/shell-negeert-vn-principes-over-mensenrechten/