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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: In eenheid en verscheidenheid. Peeters, J. (ed.). 1 ed. 12 p.

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

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

Annotatie ABRvS 15 augustus 2018

Battjes, H., 2018, Aug 15, 2018. (Jurisprudentie Vreemdelingenrecht; vol. 2018, no. 127)

Research output: Case NoteCase noteProfessional

Annotatie ABRvS 20 april 2018

Battjes, H., 2018, No. ECLI:NL:RVS:2018:1320, No. 201705810/1/V2, Apr 20, 2018. (Jurisprudentie Vreemdelingenrecht; vol. 2018, no. 112)

Research output: Case NoteCase noteProfessional

Activities 2003 2017

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

Gender en vluchtelingenstatus

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14 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Implicaties implementatie procedurerichtlijn

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Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

ACVZ (External organisation)

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Activity: MembershipAcademic

Commissie Meijers (External organisation)

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Activity: MembershipAcademic

Jurisprudentie vreemdelingenrecht (Journal)

H. Battjes (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic


Press / Media

Interview hoogleraar Europees Asielrecht Hemme Battjes

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Asiel voor bekeerlingen

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1 media contribution

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