Charlie is a legal intern/trainee at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Netherlands, and thus the
MEMOCRACY Project assistant for the Dutch team.
He holds two LL.Ms in Public International Law and European Law, Cum Laude, from Leiden
University (Universiteit Leiden) in the Netherlands. During that time, he explored a wide variety of
legal interests via various mediums. Principally, through moot court competitions – he has twice
leading Leiden’s entry into the Helga Pedersen Human rights competition, research the final round in
Strasbourg in 2022 – coming 3 rd by score in the quarter finals, and by winning the ELSA NL Legal
Negotiation Competition two years in a row. His theses have covered EU legal autonomy, human
rights, space law, and international arbitral dispute settlement. He has also interned for the Space
Court Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing the rule of law in space.
Having under taken studies of the Soviet Union and the British empire in college, he has a very keen
interest in the legal developments of the post-soviet space of Eastern-most Europe which has
ultimately shaped by post-imperialist struggle. Of particular interest to him, and upon which he has
researched most via his studies, is the human rights situation in the Baltic states; and that of Latvia in
particular. While interning at Asser as assistant to the MEMOCRACY project, he hopes to conduct
further research into this area, and continue to explore the development of the very unique human
rights situation taking place in Latvia, and especially the struggle between assertion of Latvian
national identity while integrating and upholding the human rights of the sizable Russian minority
His main areas of Interest are EU constitutional law, Public International law and human rights,
international dispute settlement, international space law and competition law.