Dr Jennifer Sellin (J.A.)
International human rights law with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights, particularly the right to health and access to essential medicines.
Professional career history
Dr. Jennifer Anna Sellin (Aachen, 1984) studied law at Maastricht University. In 2005 she obtained her bachelor in law and, in 2007, she obtained a master European Law School (cum laude) specialising in international and European law. During her studies she worked as a student-assistant for the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights (Maastricht University) and did an internship at FIAN International, a human rights NGO located in Heidelberg, Germany.
In September 2007 Jennifer started working at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University as a Ph.D. researcher with the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. During her appointment she taught various courses mainly in the field of international and European law. She completed her Ph.D. thesis titled “Access to Medicines. The interface between patents and human rights. Does one size fit all?” in June 2014 under supervision of Prof. Fons Coomans and Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders. In addition to her research and teaching, she was active as the vice-chairperson of the PhD Committee of the Law Faculty and ProVUM, the Maastricht University Ph.D. Association.
Since September 2012 she works full-time as a lecturer and now assistant professor at the Department of International and European law.
From February until July 2019 Jennifer was a visiting professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. There she collaborated with Prof. Lisa Forman on the topic of access to medicines.
Jennifer is also a member of the Advisory Council of Farma ter Verantwoording.