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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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asylum seeker Social Sciences
ECHR Social Sciences
expulsion Social Sciences
torture Social Sciences
crime Earth & Environmental Sciences
migration Social Sciences
human being Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

Deux Poids, Deux Mesures: A critical frame analysis of the Dutch debate on family-related asylum claims

Arbaoui, Y., 2019, 247 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Het vreemdelingenrecht en de Awb

Reneman, M. & Battjes, H., Jul 2019, 25 jaar Awb: In eenheid en verscheidenheid. Marseille, B., Peters, H., Barkhuysen, T., Den Ouden, W. & Schlössels, R. (eds.). Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, p. 361-370 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Kroniek van het Migratierecht 

Battjes, H., Boeles, P., Brouwer, E., Cornelisse, G. N., Ismaili, N., Reneman, M., Slingenberg, L., Spijkerboer, T. P. & Stronks, M., 13 Oct 2019, In : Nederlands Juristenblad. 35, p. p. 2641-2653 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Waarom sommige Jezidi’s makkelijker asiel krijgen

Battjes, H. & Stronks, M., 10 May 2019, In : NRC.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Open Access
Open Access

Activities 2003 2017

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

Gender en vluchtelingenstatus

H. Battjes (Speaker)
14 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Implicaties implementatie procedurerichtlijn

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Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

ACVZ (External organisation)

H. Battjes (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht (Journal)

H. Battjes (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Migration Law Expertise Centre (External organisation)

H. Battjes (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic


Press / Media

Interview hoogleraar Europees Asielrecht Hemme Battjes

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1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Asiel voor bekeerlingen

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1 media contribution

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