Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: general public international law; international responsibility of the State and of International Organizations
Dr Hofer is a former doctoral researcher at Ghent University. Her doctoral thesis, which bears the title The Beliefs and Practice of Enforcing Collective Obligations through Unilateral Sanctions, consisted of an interdisciplinary study on the legality and effectiveness of unilateral sanctions and was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Tom Ruys.
She is currently an Assistant Professor in public international law at Utrecht University. She occassionally teaches international humanitarian law at the Riga Graduate School of Law.
Her articles have been published in International Peacekeeing, AJIL Unbound, the Chinese Journal of International Law, the Journal on the Use of Force in International Law and the Revue Belge de Droit International. She has equally written book chapters for collective volumes.
Before joining Ghent University in July 2015, she obtained her Master’s degree in Relations Internationales, finalité paix, sécurité et conflits from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2013 (magna cum laude) and thereafter pursued a LL.M in Public International Law at the Centre de Droit International (magna cum laude).
She then completed an internship within the Trial Division of the International Criminal Court.