Marit de Haan is a PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Her research is about the victims of the Chilean military dictatorship, with a specific focus on victim participation in the transitional justice period, restorative justice and victims’ needs. The project is related to the larger ERC project “Righting victim participation in transitional justice” and supervised by Professor Tine Destrooper.
Marit completed her BSc in Psychology and MA in Global Criminology at Utrecht University. After graduating, she worked as a researcher in Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Universidad de Chile), collaborating on various research projects in the area of restorative justice and victim’s justice needs. Other international projects she has worked on, amongst others for the City University of New York, focused on the reform of prisons worldwide and more humane responses to criminal behavior. Before starting her PhD, she worked for the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice. Marit is furthermore interested in conflict resolution and acts as a mediator in neighborhood conflicts. Her research project is funded through an individual FWO PhD fellowship.