Date of appointment: 7 February 2017
Judge Mappie Veldt-Foglia has been serving as Judge at the Court of Appeal of The Hague since 2010, where she is a member of the Human Trafficking and International Crimes Chambers. Prior to that, since 2006, she served as Judge at the Court of First Instance of The Hague on matters of (international) criminal law and extradition. Previously, from 1997 to 2005, she worked at the criminal law department of the Scientific Bureau of the Dutch Supreme Court. While working there, she was also assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as substitute agent before the European Court of Human Rights in 2001. She taught criminal law, criminal procedure and European criminal law at Tilburg University and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Judge Veldt-Foglia holds a law degree from Tilburg University and a postgraduate degree in European law from Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). She obtained her PhD in Human Rights and Criminal Procedure from Tilburg University. She has published widely in the field of criminal law and procedure, as well as European criminal law and she has lectured on European law, human trafficking and criminal (procedural) law.