Christiaan van Veen

Senior Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (email)

Christiaan is Senior Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston. He holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law (’14), where he was a participant in the International Organizations Clinic. He also holds an LL.M. in International and European Law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands (cum laude). His academic interests focus on human rights law, the law of international organizations and EU law.

Christiaan has previously been an NYU International Finance and Development Fellow at the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank. After graduating from Utrecht University, he worked for the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and as ‘Bluebook’ Trainee for the Legal Service of the European Commission, where he primarily focused on litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union. From 2008 to 2013, he worked in private practice in Amsterdam, where he specialized in EU law, antitrust law and telecommunications law.