Charlotte is a judge, educationalist and author.
She gained her PhD from Leiden University, where her research focused on children’s rights, more specifically the protection and well-being of children deprived of adequate parental care, with a particular emphasis on child-headed households, culminating in the dissertation entitled Child-headed households: a feasible way forward, or an infringement of children’s right to alternative care?.
She is Visiting Professor at the College of Law and Governance Studies at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, responsible for design and delivery of the courses Children’s Rights and Refugees, IDPs and Migration Law in the LL.M in Human Rights programme.
Charlotte is an editorial board member and author for JurisDidact, a publishing house providing courses for lawyers. She has written several textbooks on diverse legal subjects for Noordhoff and has published articles in English, Dutch and Belgian journals.
Charlotte and her partner, Iain, run a memorial fund in honour of the late pianist Yaltah Menuhin. The primary objective of the fund is to (help) develop the talents of young pianists who have already given proof of their outstanding musical ability and promise in the practice of their art, by means of awards and bursaries. The Yaltah Menuhin Memorial Fund enjoys a close relationship with the Leeds International Piano Competition, providing as it does the Yaltah Menuhin Award, granted to the pianist who demonstrates the greatest collaborative and empathetic qualities in the chamber performance of the semi-final.