Kelder MSc, J.M.

  • Education and research staff member

Jessica Kelder works as an Education and Research Staff member at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. In this capacity she is involved with workgroup education and research support activities.

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Leiden University), she followed the LL. M. Law and Politics of International Security (VU) and M. Sc. International Crimes and Criminology (VU, Cum Laude). After obtaining her degrees, she worked as a junior researcher for the Center of International Criminal Justice. Her research for the research project on vertical (in)consistency in international sentencing focused on the domestic prosecution of perpetrators of international crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Rwanda. In 2014, she was awarded the Master Thesis Award by the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of the VU university and the Master Thesis Award by the Dutch Criminology Association (NVC). For this study, she focused on early release procedures of convicts of international criminal tribunals, their rehabilitation and return to society.

Last Modified: 14-12-2015