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Hemme Battjes is Professor of European asylum law and, since 2015, member of the faculty board responsible for education. He received his master’s degree in Russian language and literature in 1995 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and his LLM (2000) and his PhD (2006, cum laude) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Hemme is involved in master courses on migration and human rights law and offers on a regular basis training courses for professionals in the field of migration law. His research focuses on the intersections between asylum, Union and human rights law.


Hemme Battjes has published widely on international, Union and Dutch asylum and migration law, on human rights law and on Dutch administrative and constitutional law in both international and Dutch journals and books.  His dissertation analysed the relation between international asylum law, human rights law and Union law on asylum. Recently he has published on the development of the concept of protection and the instrumentalization of territoriality in asylum law.


Hemme Battjes is involved in the following courses/programs:

Prizes and Awards

Praemium erasmianum

In 2007, Hemme Battjes received a praemium erasminanum for his dissertation European asylum law and International law.

Ancillary activities

  • Commissie Meijers | Utrecht | Adviseur | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Nederlandse Juristencomite (NJCM) | Leiden | Lid redactie NJCM Bulletin | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, Commissie Asiel | amsterdam | Adviseur | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Redactie Jurisprudentie vreemdelingenrecht | Amsterdam | Medewerker | 2016-04-19 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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ECHR Social Sciences
expulsion Social Sciences
torture Social Sciences
crime Earth & Environmental Sciences
human being Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
penalty Social Sciences
obligation Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Het vreemdelingenrecht en de Awb

Battjes, H., 2019, 25 Jaar awb. Peeters, J. (ed.). 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Kroniek Dublinverordening

Battjes, H., 2018, In : Asiel&Migrantenrecht. p. 75-81 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Kroniek van het migratierecht

Battjes, H., Boeles, P., Brouwer, E. R., Cornelisse, G. N., Reneman, A. M., Slingenberg, C. H., Spijkerboer, T. P. & Stronks, M., 16 Oct 2018, In : Nederlands Juristenblad. 2018, 35, p. 2672-2683 12 p., 2018/1873

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Options for the Common European Asylum System

Battjes, H., 2018, 36 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportAcademic

Activities 2003 2017

  • 23 Lecture / Presentation
  • 15 Membership
  • 6 Editorial work

Gender en vluchtelingenstatus

Battjes, H. (Speaker)
14 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Implicaties implementatie procedurerichtlijn

Battjes, H. (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

ACVZ (External organisation)

Battjes, H. (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Migration Law Expertise Centre (External organisation)

Battjes, H. (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic


Press / Media

Interview hoogleraar Europees Asielrecht Hemme Battjes

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1 media contribution

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Asiel voor bekeerlingen

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1 media contribution

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