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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

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 2018

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. 35, p. 2672 2683 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

ABRvS, 02-12-2016

Battjes, H., 2017, No. JV 2017/36

Research output: Case NoteCase noteProfessional

ABRvS, 15-11-2016

Battjes, H., 2017, No. JV 2017/9

Research output: Case NoteCase noteProfessional

ABRvS, 18-01-2017

Battjes, H., 2017, No. JV 2017/79

Research output: Case NoteCase noteProfessional

Adjudicating the Public Interest in Immigration Law: A Systematic Content Analysis of Strasbourg and Luxembourg Case Law on Legal Restrictions to Immigration and Free Movement

Hilbrink, E., 27 Oct 2017, Amsterdam. 359 p.

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

Open Access

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

Beschermingsalternatief in het asielrecht

Battjes, H. (Speaker)
4 Nov 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Commissie Meijers (External organisation)

Battjes, H. (Member)

Activity: MembershipAcademic


European Asylum Law and its Relations to International Law

H. Battjes (Recipient), 15 Dec 2006

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Press / Media

Interview hoogleraar Europees Asielrecht Hemme Battjes

H. Battjes


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Asiel voor bekeerlingen

H. Battjes


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other