Jeroen Temperman is professor of international law and head of the department of international and European Union Law at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of Religion & Human Rights. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has appointed him as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. He is co-founder, together with colleagues from several Erasmus University faculties, of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK).

His research is focused on freedom of religion or belief, the right to education, freedom of expression and extreme speech, religion–state relationships, and equality. He co-chairs the inter-departmental research programme “Rethinking the Rule of Law in an Era of Globalisation, Privatisation, and Multiculturalisation”.

Two of his latest books, Religious Hatred and International Law and Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression, have both been published by Cambridge University Press. Other recent books include Corporate Religious Freedom and the Rights of Others, released by Eleven International Publishing, and Religious Speech, Hatred and LGBT Rights: An International Human Rights Analysis, published in 2021 by Brill/Nijhoff.

He teaches courses on Human Rights, Globalization, and Public International Law.

Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Dept. of International Law

Post box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Email: temperman [at]