John Vervaele is Professor at Utrecht Law School, Co-Director of Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (Renforce), and Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. He is the President of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP). He is also member of the steering committee of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) and has been elected member of the Council of the European Law Institute (ELI) in Vienna. He is the recipient of numerous academic honours, including the prestigious scientific award Pioneer (VICI) of the Dutch Scientific Organisation and many subsidy grants from the EU and Dutch Ministries. His teaching and research record of 40 years of experience is mainly in the fields of enforcement of EU law, comparative economic-financial criminal law, comparative criminal procedure, judicial cooperation in criminal matters, European agencies and criminal evidence, terrorism and money laundering, procedural safeguards and human rights. Vervaele is a regular visiting professor at European and iInternational Universities in the US, China and Latin America.