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

Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-02-23)

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Research Output 2000 2017

ABRvS, 02-12-2016

Battjes, H. 2017 No. JV 2017/36

Research output: ProfessionalCase note

ABRvS, 15-11-2016

Battjes, H. 2017 No. JV 2017/9

Research output: ProfessionalCase note

ABRvS, 18-01-2017

Battjes, H. 2017 No. JV 2017/79

Research output: ProfessionalCase note

Open Access

Chapter 7 - Prohibition of trture and other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Battjes, H. 2017 Theory and Parctice of the ECHR . Intersentia, p. 387 430 p.

Research output: ProfessionalChapter