Evelien Brouwer

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faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/faculty of law ( staats- en bestuursrecht )
Associate professor

Curriculum vitae
Evelien Brouwer works since September 2012 at the section Migration law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Between September 2007 and September 2012 she worked at the department of constitutional and administrative law of the Utrecht University, and between 2002-2007 at the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, where she has written her dissertation on the right to effective remedies for third-country nationals reported in the Schengen Information System. For this thesis she has been awarded the Dutch three-annual ‘Staatsrechtkringprijs’ (Constitutional law award) 2009. In October-November 2014 she was visiting-fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (I).

Educational activities
Europese rechtsbescherming
Human Rights and Migration: the Border
Migrants and Legal Remedies (master International Migration and Refugee Law)
Supervision thesis (master/bachelor)

Research activities
Brouwer is member of the research school Ius Commune, programme “Legal protection and law enforcement: the Interaction between National and European Dimension” .
Before she participated in the research project ‘Immigration, Asylum and Terrorism: a Changing Dynamic’ of the Centre for Migration Law, University Nijmegen (2001-2002) and the 6th Framework programme CHALLENGE (The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security) of the European Commission (2004-2009).
Her current research activities concern border control, visa policy and legal protection, and the meaning of mutual trust in EU migration law, for this latter research project she has been awarded a NWO-grant (Dutch Organisation for Science).

Human rights, European law, migration law, data protection and privacy law

Main publications
  • Brouwer, E.R. Digital Borders and Real Rights. Effective remedies for third-country nationals in the Schengen Information System, Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008 (handelseditie proefschrift Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) 
  • With Karin de Vries Third-country nationals and discrimination on the ground of nationality: article 18 TFEU in the context of article 14 ECHR and EU migration law: time for a new approach in Marjolein van den Brink, Susanne Burri en Jenny Goldschmidt (eds.) Equality and Human Rights: Nothing But Trouble? Liber Amicorum Titia Loenen Utrecht SIM Publications 2015, p. 124-146 
  • Met Hemme Battjes, The Dublin Regulation and Mutual Trust: Judicial Coherence in EU Asylum Law? Implementation of Case-Law of the CJEU and the ECtHR by National Courts Review of European Administrative Law; Vol. 8, Nr. 2, 2015, p. 183-214
  • Brouwer, E.R. The Use of Biometrics at the Borders: A European Law and Policy Perspective in: Innovating Government, Normative, Political and Technological Dimensions of Modern Government Simone van der Hof, Marja Groothuis (eds), The Hague: TMC Asser Press 2011, p. 231-251. 
  • Brouwer E.R. Legality and Data Protection Law: The Forgotten Purpose of Purpose Limitation in: Leonard Besselink, Frans Pennings, Sacha Prechal (eds.), The Eclipse of Legality Principle in the European Union, Alphen aan de Rijn:  Kluwer Law International 2011, p. 273-294.

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Ancillary activities
  • Member of the Meijers Committee
  • Member of the board Stichting Hanneke Steenbergen Scriptieprijs (annual Dutch price, awarded to the best master thesis on migration law)
  • Member of the board of the  Stichting Migration Law Expertise Centre

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

Adviescommissie Vreemdelingenzaken (ACVZ) - member Den Haag, 01 juli 2015
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017