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Lieneke Slingenberg is Associate-Professor and head of the Section Migration Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She received her LL.M. in International Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law in 2005 (cum laude) and her PhD in 2012, both at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From February to June 2018 she was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). In 2018 she was awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for her research project entitled 'Human Rights Law, Non-Domination and Spatial Restrictions for Refugees'.

Lieneke is involved in (bachelor- and master) courses on migration law and human rights and offers on a regular basis training courses for professionals in the field of migration law. In her research she focuses on the intersections between social security law and migration law, in particular on the social rights of irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.


Lieneke Slingenberg has published widely on the social rights of irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. In her work, she analyses how states use the provision of and/or exclusion from social rights as an instrument of migration control and how this relates to human rights law. In 2014 she published a monograph, based on her doctoral research, on state obligations under refugee law, international social security law and international human rights law with regard to the reception of asylum seekers (Hart Publishing). In her new research project (2019-2022), funded by NWO, she will investigate the (lack of) domestic, European and international regulation of spatial restrictions imposed on refugees and (rejected) asylum seekers, in the light of human rights law and the theoretical concept of freedom as non-domination.



Lieneke Slingenberg is involved in the following courses/programs:


  • Veni grant, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), July 2018

Research project: 'Human Rights Law, Non-Domination and Spatial Restrictions for Refugees' (duration 2019-2022).
Veni is part of the Incentives Scheme. It allows outstanding researchers to conduct independent research and develop their ideas.

  • NIAS fellowship, February - June 2018

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) offers fellowships to selected researchers in order to stimulate advanced research and scientific innovation. 

  •  Grant from Gezina van der Molenfonds, 2014

The Gezina van der Molenfonds of the Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit offers grants to selected female researchers in order to stimulate their career.


Ancillary activities

  • Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht | Onbekend | Redacteur van Jaarlijkse bundel met jurisprudentie | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland | Amsterdam | Adviseur | 2013-12-02 - present
  • Asiel&Migrantenrecht | Amsterdam | Member of the editorial board | 2015-05-01 - present
  • St. Fonds Rechtsbescherming Immigranten | Utrecht | Bestuurslid | 2016-06-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily


  • K Law (General)
  • Migration law
  • Human rights law
  • Social rights
  • Non-discrimination
  • Irregular migration
  • Asylum seekers and refugees

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Selected Research Output 2005 2019

(In)formal Migrant Settlements and Right to Respect for a Home

Slingenberg, C. H. & Bonneau, L., Dec 2017, In : European Journal of Migration and Law. 19, 4, p. 335-369 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
case law
human rights

Social security in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

Slingenberg, C. H., 2015, Research Handbook on European Social Security Law. Pennings, F. & Vonk, G. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 53-83 (Research Handbooks in European Law).

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

The Reception of Asylum Seekers under International Law. Between Sovereignty and Equality.

Slingenberg, C. H., 2014, Oxford: Hart Publishing. 430 p. (Studies in International Law)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2006 2019

Recht op onderwijs

Lieneke Slingenberg (Participant)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal


Lieneke Slingenberg (Participant)
3 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingAcademic

Evictions and right to respect for a home

Lieneke Slingenberg (Invited speaker)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

'The Reception Conditions Directive – History, Challenges and Opportunities'

Lieneke Slingenberg (Invited speaker)
22 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

European Journal of Social Security (Journal)

C.H. Slingenberg (Reviewer)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Press / Media

Goedemorgen Nederland

C.H. Slingenberg


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Overlastgevende asielzoeker voortaan naar 'aso-azc'

C.H. Slingenberg


1 media contribution

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Vluchtelingen in Nederland en Europa

C.H. Slingenberg


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