Quirine Eijkman is a researcher and socio-legal expert in the fields of human rights, extremism, local security, and access to justice. Currently, she is the Deputy President of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and Chair of the Research group Access2Justice at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Dutch Legal Aid Board and Privacy First, an independent foundation with the aim to preserve and promote the right to privacy. Eijkman was also the President of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM). Previously, she was the head of the Political Advocacy department and created an advocacy program on Communications Surveillance for Amnesty International-Netherlands. As a Committee Member, Eijkman hopes to contribute to knowledge and social justice progress relating to the intersection between security and human rights. The link between security and human rights has been a key topic to which she has dedicated her professional career.
Eijkman received a Ph.D from the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, Law faculty at Utrecht University. She has also received a Master of Law: International Public Law and Criminal Law from Free University Amsterdam.