Master of Laws with honors, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, 1977. Master of Science cum laude, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Nijmegen University, Netherlands, 1988.
Lecturer theory law Tilburg University, Netherlands, 1985—1991, associate professor international law, 1991—1996, professor international law, since 1996, chair, department European and international law, school law Netherlands, since 1998, dean, school law, 2002—2004. Professor international human rights law Nijmegen University, 1991—2006. Visiting professor Minnesota Law School, since 2000.
Extraordinary professor international law North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, since 2008. Reviewer For Six Periodicals and Science Organizations. Member, standing committee human rights Dutch Government, The Hague, Netherlands, since 1991, chair, since 2002, vice-chair, advisory council international affairs, since 2002.
Chair Committee Dutch Experts Field International Law, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, since 1997, Research Center Transboundary Legal Development, Tilburg, since 1998. Editor Netherlands Yearbook International Law, since 2005. Academic chair Hague Joint Conference, American Society International Law and Nederlandse Vereniging voor International Research, The Hague, 2006—2007.
Commentator judgments, International Court Justice Hague Justice Portal & Hague Justice Journal, since 2006. Member Committee Wise Persons, The Hague, since 2008.
Member of American Society International Law, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Verenigde Naties, International Law Association, Nederlandse Verenignig voor International Research, European Society International Law.
Son of Theodore van Genugten and Geerdina Bekkers. Married Anne Mont Rose van Kooten, June 29, 1984. Children: Rogier, Claire, Linde.