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Dr Johanna Hoekstra

Lecturer in Commercial Law

Co-Director of Quality Assurance

PhD in Law (University of Essex)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Greenwich)
Master’s in international law (University of Bordeaux IV)
MSc in European Public Policy (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Bachelor in European Studies (Law & Policy) The Hague University of Applied Sciences


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Johanna Hoekstra is a lecturer in commercial law at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Essex and the University of Greenwich. She teaches international commercial arbitration, business & human rights, and international commercial law.

Johanna’s research interests are in business & human rights and in international contract law with a focus on the harmonisation of international commercial law and dispute resolution. She has published on the legal authority and the use of non-state rules in international contracts as well as on non-financial reporting, human rights and contract law, and international arbitration.

Johanna is a member of the Global Business & Human Rights Association and a member of the ESRAN Network. She co-organises the ‘interrogating the corporation’ stream for the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference.

Johanna holds a PhD from the University of Essex, an MSc in European Public Policy from Birkbeck College and a Master’s in international law from the University of Bordeaux.