Quirine Eijkman (Phd.) is the head of Political Affairs and Press Office at the Dutch section of Amnesty International and a Senior Researcher at Leiden University – Campus The Hague. She is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of the Dutch Civil Rights Forum and the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM), where she served as Vice-President and President from 2005 to 2011. Previously she worked for ICCT-The Hague, the Police and Human Rights Programme of Amnesty International, the Human Rights Committee of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs, the Roosevelt Academy of Utrecht University, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of Utrecht University and the International Humanitarian Law Department of the Dutch Red Cross. In 2007 she received a PhD for her research on Public Security, Police Reform and Human Rights Implementation in Costa Rica at Utrecht University. She lectures on Security and the Rule of Law and International Crisis and Security Management. Her areas of research include security (intelligence & cybersecurity & counter-terrorism) and human rights.