Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer is the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children. The Rapporteur is independent and has a statutory basis. The Rapporteur’s main task is to report to the Dutch government on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policy pursued. The reports contain information on relevant regulations and legislation, as well as information on prevention, criminal investigations, prosecution of perpetrators and victim support. They also contain policy recommendations aimed at improving the fight against human trafficking and sexual violence against children, including child pornography.
After finishing her law degree at Leiden University, Corinne Dettmeijer started her career as a public prosecutor in Rotterdam. Corinne Dettmeijer has for many years been a judge at the district court of The Hague, from 1995 until 2014 as vice president of the court. As a judge, she handled cases in juvenile, criminal, family and migration law. She has been a member of several (international) professional bodies and advisory committees in the field of juvenile law. Corinne Dettmeijer a member of the board of the Pro Juventute Foundation, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) and the High-level Global Taskforce to End Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism.
The Dutch magazine Opzij elected Ms Dettmeijer in 2014 as one of the most powerful women in the Netherlands working on justice and public policy.