Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
New York University, United States
Christiaan van Veen is the Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. Van Veen’s research focuses on the impact of the digitalization of government on human rights, especially in the area of the ‘welfare state’.
From 2014 until 2020, he served as, first, senior advisor, and then special advisor on new technologies, to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He has also been a consultant for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Van Veen previously worked as an attorney for a top-tier law firm in the Netherlands, specialising in antitrust law, telecommunications regulation, and media law. Van Veen has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the European Commission, where he was involved in litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union.