Peggy ter Vrugt (P.J.H.)
Peggy ter Vrugt (LL.M) is PhD student at the department of Criminal Law and Criminology. Her research is focused on the right to silence of young suspects in Dutch law and practice. Previously, she was invovled in the study ‘EmpRiSe: Right to silence and related rights in pre-trial suspects’ interrogations in the EU – a legal and empirical study and promoting best practice,' which was funded by the European Commission.
- Criminal law with a focus on procedural rights
- International human rights law
- Children involved in the criminal justice system
Professional career history
Previously, Peggy worked as a lecturer in law at the Faculty of Law teaching various courses in criminal law and international law. She holds a LL.B degree in Dutch Law, a LL.M degree in Human Rights (cum laude) and a LL.M degree in Criminal Law (cum laude) from Maastricht University. In 2019, Peggy received the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award for her master thesis on children of imprisoned mothers in the Netherlands. During her studies she worked as a research-assistant for the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights and as a student-tutor. Her research interests lies at the interface between human rights and criminal law, including (but not limited to): fair trial rights, children involved in the criminal justice system and vulnerable suspects.
She is also a member of the Maastricht Centre of Human Rights and the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research and part of the Shelter City Project in Maastricht.