29 August 2019

Paul Minderhoud new chair professor regular migration law

As of 1 September Paul Minderhoud will be the new chair professor (0.2) in regular migration law. This also includes the positioning of the chair within the general profile of education and research of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, in particular of the Department of Law. The chair is part of the Department of International and European Law.

"It is a great assignment to embed a dynamic subject such as migration law in legal education in Utrecht. And a great opportunity to share and expand my expertise with colleagues in Utrecht," says Minderhoud.

Migration law is a dynamic and rapidly growing area of law that is largely influenced by current social developments. It can be divided into regular migration law on the one hand and asylum and refugee law on the other. This chair mainly relates to regular migration law. Regular migration law deals with the admission and legal position of foreign nationals (not being asylum seekers) in the Netherlands.

Almost all aspects of regular Dutch migration law are now governed by European legislation. These international rules and agreements raise important questions of a legal nature that are part of the research of this chair. Important subjects that are addressed in this context are: free movement, border control, family reunification, study, long-term resident status and return. 

New chair
The appointment of Minderhoud is for the period from 1 September 2019 till 1 September 2024 at the Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. In view of the growing interest of students in the subject and the increasing demand for research on migration due to increasing globalisation, the department wants to invest in the strengthening of education and research in the field of Migration Law. The chair in regular migration law offers a good stimulus for this. In his new role, Minderhoud will also cooperate with the Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENORCE).

Career Minderhoud
Paul Minderhoud is an associate professor at the Centre for Migration Law of the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is the managing editor of the European Journal of Migration and Law, a member of the Immigration and Law Cases Law (JV) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Social Security Law. He is also an expert at MoveS, an EU Network in the field of free movement and social security coordination. See his personal page.