Stephanie Rap

Stephanie Rap is assistant professor in juvenile law at Leiden University. She has received the Academy KNAW Early Career Award 2019.

Rap is a leading national and international researcher in the field of child-friendly justice. Rap would like to know how legal proceedings can become more accessible for children and young people. She has broadened her research to include youth welfare and the asylum procedure in order to gain a better understanding of child-friendly justice for young people in specific situations. In doing so, she combines various research methods and, through empirical research, shows how children's rights work in practice. In recent years, Rap has made every effort to use the scientific insights from her research to develop training modules for professionals worldwide.