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Human Rights Law Consultancy
Specialized in FGM/C (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting)

My name is Annemarie Middelburg, I am a passionate human rights scholar with unique expertise on women’s rights and the practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

In March 2015, I founded my own company Middelburg Human Rights Law Consultancy and I started to work as an independent consultant. I received my PhD in international human rights law from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

I am available for research projects, lectures, academic courses, trainings and workshops within my area of expertise: international law and human rights. I also write expert statements for FGM/C asylum cases and I present or moderate sessions during conferences.

In the past years I had assignments for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), END FGM European Network, Save the Children International, Amnesty International, University of Amsterdam, AVANS Hogeschool and several NGOs in the Netherlands and Europe. I was recently in Burkina Faso and in Senegal for different assignments. Read here what people say about me and my work.

At this website, you will find more information about myself, including my CV and list of publications. Please feel free to contact me via if you have any questions.

"I am a passionate human rights scholar with unique expertise on the practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting."

Recent posts

July 20, 2017

Teaching the course Public International Law at PPLE College

From April 2017 until June 2017, I taught the course Public International Law (in English) at PPLE College at the University of Amsterdam. …

June 10, 2017

2nd Academic Seminar MAP-FGM in Brussels

The 8th and 9th of June 2017, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and RHEA organized the 2nd Academic Seminar of MAP-FGM …

May 30, 2017

Fieldwork in Senegal for Save the Children

From the 24th of March until the 2nd of April 2017, I was in Senegal for an assignment for Save …