Hemme Battjes

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+31 20 59 86272
faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( faculteitsraad en bestuur )
Professor of European asylum law, Member faculty board

Curriculum vitae
Hemme Battjes works since 2000 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, until 2010 as assistant professor, since as professor in the constitutional and administrative law department, section migration law. Since 2015 he is a member of the faculty board.

Educational activities
Europese rechtsbescherming
Master specialization International Migration and Refugee Law
Minor human rights and migration
Thesis supervision

Research activities
Hemme Battjes conducts research in the programme Migration Law. It addresses European, international and Dutch asylum and migration law and human rights. 

Asylum law, migration law, human rights law

Main publications

  • Subsidiary protection and other alternative forms of protection. In V. Chetail & C. Bauloz (Eds.), Research Handbook on International Law and Migration (pp. 541-561). Edward Elgar Publishing 2014
  • The development of the notion of protection in asylum law (2012). Amsterdam: VU (inaugural lecture)
  • In search for a fair balance. The absolute character of the prohibition of refoulement under Article 3 ECHR. Leiden Journal of International law, 22 (2009) (3), 583-621
  • European Asylum Law and International Law (Immigration and Asylum Law and Practice in Europe, 8). Leiden/Boston 2006: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (diss.)

VU University Amsterdam-publications

Principal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculteit of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam 

T +31 20 59 89898

Ancillary activities

Commissie Meijers - Advisor Utrecht, 02 december 2013
Nederlandse Juristencomite (NJCM) - Unknown Leiden, 02 december 2013
Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, Commissie Asiel - Advisor amsterdam, 02 december 2013
Redactie Jurisprudentie vreemdelingenrecht - Employee Amsterdam, 19 april 2016
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017