Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding legal education at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD-level. It provides an exceptionally inspiring environment for both students and staff. 

Maastricht is different from any other law school:

  • A pioneer in small-scale teaching and teaching of skills. At Maastricht all courses are taught in small groups and with use of innovative teaching methods, allowing for a unique learning experience in tutorials, moot courts and 21st century technology
  • An distinctively informal yet rigorous atmosphere in the centre of Maastricht with easily accessible and highly dedicated staff
  • A truly diverse and international community of staff and students; foreign students make up for almost 45% of our total student population, which makes us by far the most international law faculty in the Netherlands
  • Ample attention for the European and comparative dimension of law, where necessary firmly rooted in national law and taught by some of the world’s leading experts
  • Excellent employment possibilities after graduation
  • A clear focus in research on European and international aspects of the law, human rights, migration and the empirical setting in which the law operates
  • Consistently high rankings in national and international surveys for our bachelor- and master programmes and research

News

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    Dr Suzan van der Aa appointed Professor of Criminal and Procedural Law

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    As from 1 May, Dr Suzan van der Aa succeeded emeritus professor Gerard Mols as Professor of Criminal and Procedural Law at our faculty.

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    Marie Curie Post-Doc positions within EIPIN Innovation Society

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    EIPIN Innovation Society, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project on the role of intellectual property in innovation, offers its network as the basis for individual fellowships under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

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    Jassim Aba Al-Khail Fund created

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Two years ago our first year student Jassim Aba Al-Khail sadly passed away. It was the personal desire of Dr. Mohammed Aba Al-Khail to make a gift to Maastricht University, in commemoration of his beloved son. To this end, a fund was created at the Limburg University Fund that bears Jassim’s name and honors his life.

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    25th anniversary Maastricht Journal

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    On Thursday, 28 June 2018, the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the form of a full-day conference at Chateau Neercanne in Maastricht. The anniversary event will feature interesting panels composed of high-level academics discussing the subjects of EU law, comparative law and legal publishing in a beautiful setting. For information and registration, see: mj-25-year-anniversary.

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  • Prof. Marjan Peeters visits Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    13-20 April 2018
    Upon invitation of the department of international law from The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Prof Dr Marjan Peeters attended the XVI Blischenko conference on Public international law, which this year was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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    Jacqueline de Groot working for ITEM

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Jacqueline de Groot is delighted to support ITEM in the upcoming year and a half as advisor external affairs.

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    Team USA wins international finals of the International Client Consultation Competition (ICCC)

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    The USA team was the winner of the 2018 ICCC competition. The Maastricht Faculty of Law hosted the international finals of the International Client Consultation Competition from April 11 through April 14 2018. In total 22 countries participated and sent in a team. These countries covered the complete globe from New Zealand to Illinois via Malaysia, Georgia and Ireland.

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    Call for participants - ITEM DigiD Survey

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM is researching a number of aspects in relation to cross-border work. One of the issues currently in the spotlight is the (im)possibility to get a DigiD. Expertise Centre ITEM would like to know how many people would like to use a DigiD, but find that they are unable to obtain it.

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    Dr Marta Pertegás Sender appointed professor of Private International Law and Transnational Law

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Marta Pertegás possesses an extensive knowledge of private international law and is a renowned expert in this field. In addition, she has considerable practical experience and a wide international network. She will start on 15 April 2018.

     

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    Overcoming obstacles: Child care workers across the border

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Recognition procedures prevent Dutch child care workers from being able to work abroad. This was revealed after several reports by the SGA, leading to a pilot procedure set up by Expertise Centre ITEM / SGA, among others, that will examine whether partial recognition as Erzieher could be enabled for Dutch child care workers.

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    Kofi Annan, water polo, and the depths of human cruelty

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    UM student Costas Georgiades on his efforts to help those who need it most - and on his experiences on Lesbos

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    Team Maastricht wins the European Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    The Maastricht University team has confirmed the excellent reputation of our Faculty by winning the European Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2) in Wroclaw (Poland). The team competed against 16 other teams, getting through to the finals where they beat the team from Graduate Institute of Geneva.

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    Children's Rights Researcher from Maastricht becomes new 'Face of Science'

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Legal philosopher Marieke Hopman, PhD candidate at Maastricht University (UM), was presented as one of the new 'Faces of Science', a platform providing an insight into the world of research for high school students. Hopman is the fourth UM researcher to be selected for this project.

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    Start of Matthijs Huizing - advisor external affairs - at ITEM

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Matthijs Huizing has joined the team of Expertise Centre ITEM. With his position as ‘advisor external affairs’, he will represent the expertise centre in order to form a link between science, politics and policy.

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  • Signing TEIN membership declaration Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen ITEM and Georg Walter Euro-Institut

    ITEM joins TEIN network of cross-border organisations

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM is glad to have become a member of TEIN (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network), the network for cross-border institutes and universities. With its membership, they will strengthen its cooperation with other institutes and universities in border regions.

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    Legislative change needed to prevent 'marital captivicty'

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    A legislative change is needed to prevent 'marital captivity', says attorney Pauline Kruiniger of Maastricht University (UM) in a final report published this week on the MARICAP study titled Niet langer geketend aan het huwelijk ('Breaking the chains of marriage').

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    Ana Ramalho wins WUN Research Mobility Programme grant

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Ana Ramalho (Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law) has been awarded a grant within the framework of the WUN Research Mobility Programme. She will be conducting research in collaboration with the University of Auckland. The topic of the project is "Reconciliation of intellectual property policies in the framework of EU-New Zealand trade relations".

    The project will be carried out next year, exact dates to be confirmed.

    Find more information on Ana's background and research on our website.

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  • New research project Um Faculty of Law Department Constitutional Law / Montesquieu Institute

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    This news item is only available in Dutch.

    Bescherming van de liberale constitutie in een populistisch tijdperk: onderzoeksproject aan de Universiteit Maastricht, sectie staatsrecht /  Montesquieu Instituut, mogelijk gemaakt door een subsidie van het Fonds Staatsman Thorbecke van de KNAW.

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    Announcement dossiers ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2018

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Expertise Centre ITEM announces the dossier selection for research in their annual Cross-border impact assessment. The final selection was made based on the stakeholder consultation. In the upcoming period, a team of ITEM researchers and experts will direct their attention to the dossiers.

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    Report on Specialised IC Nurses presented (ITEM)

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Working across the border as a specialised IC nurse is not a matter of course. For this reason, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has requested Expertise Centre ITEM to study the cross-border mobility of specialised Intensive Care (IC) nurses. On Wednesday 7 March, ITEM presented the results.

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    Keuzegids Masters 2018

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    The ‘Keuzegids Masters 2018’, published today, shows that the master's programmes of the UM Law Faculty are valued again like in previous years. And despite the fact that none of our programmes reached the first place, the differences a small and the appreciation for the content of the various programmes and the quality of the teachers remains high.

     

     

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  • Looted art in a moral twilight zone

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    When it comes to the restitution of looted art, things are never black and white. The procedures are often lengthy and complex, and the dividing line between law and morals is paper-thin. Moreover, emotions and national sensitivities quickly come into play. Peter van den Brink knows the game like no other. In recent years, he has gained a reputation as the director who was able to trace nine lost canvases and bring them back to his Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, where they had hung before the war. Van den Brink will be a keynote speaker at the annual MACCH conference at the TEFAF on 18 March.

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    Homeowners need better data protection

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    Full disclosure of homeowner data is outdated (PhD conferral Anna Berlee).

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    Great performance UM team in ICC Mediation Competition

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    This year during the 13th annual ICC Mediation Competition week between 2nd – 7th of February a team of four students from the Faculty of Law, Sofia Paoletta, Elden Van Delft, Rebecca Kade and Albert Mhangami coached by Catalina Goanta, Kate O’Reilly and Paul Roos made it through to the quarter finals and placed in the top 8 out of 66 teams from over 32 countries.

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  • METRO Student Fellows

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    We are happy to present four student fellows, who will provide research assistance to the METRO staff in the period until Summer 2018. They are: Amadeus Unterberg (CH), Nadja Maurer (CH), Armand Ionescu (RO) and Giuseppe Gigliotti (IT). Their short bios can be found under the heading ‘People’.

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    Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    On 15th-18th of February, the Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court held at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Other contenders came from all over the world, and included such illustrious participants as Aix-en-Marseille, Gent and the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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    The Faculty of Law's Anniversary Book is now available!

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, the faculty has published an anniversary book. In this book, the foundation of and development into the current faculty is described, completed with many new and old photos. The book can be purchased at bookstore The Tribune in Maastricht (regular price: € 34.50, student price: € 29.50 for students with a valid UM student card).
     

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    Claudia Helmer wins debate tournament 2016-2017

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    This news item is only available in Dutch.

    De titel ‘Beste debater 2016-2017’ is gewonnen door Claudia Helmer, alumna van de opleiding Fiscaal Recht. 
    De heldere structuur in haar betogen, enkele fraaie drieslagen, een prachtige uitspraak als 'we werken niet voor de Quote 500, maar de Quote 18 miljoen' en de allitererende lofrede op haar ‘…leuke, liefdevolle Loyens & Loeff…’  wist de juryleden unaniem in haar voordeel doen beslissen.

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  • ITEM ICGI Cross-border corporate mobility CbCM featured

    Thomas Biermeyer and Marcus Meyer publish first report on corporate mobility in the EU

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The project leaders of the ITEM/ICGI project ‘Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ present empirical findings in their first report in the project. The report will provide a general and preliminary overview of empirical findings in the topic of cross-border corporate mobility within the EU.

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    Thesis prizes

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Last Friday 26 January, we celebrated the 42nd Dies Natalis of the UM including presenting the thesis prizes. 

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    Louise Verboeket wins Jongbloed thesis prize

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    L.W. (Louise) Verboeket LL.M., PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law of the UM Faculty Law, has been awarded the Jongbloed thesis prize on January 12th. Her master thesis “The public prize. A study of the allocation of public funds by way of competition” is the best legal thesis written at Leiden University during the academic year 2016-2017. In 2017 Louise Verboeket graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a master’s degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Her thesis (and PhD) supervisors are prof. mr. J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink and prof. mr. drs. W. (Willemien) den Ouden.

    Also read the interview with Louise in Mr. magazine (in Dutch) .

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  • Martin Unfried

    Interview: An advocate of cross-border working

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Martin Unfried, 'Ontgrenzer' at the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM was interviewed by Julian Binn German-Dutch media site 'AHA24x7' about his view on cross-border labour and his job as 'ontgrenzer'.

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    ITEM sets out bottlenecks related to the recognition of qualifications

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    When professionals and students move to other countries to either work or study there, they may need recognition of their qualifications. Different instruments and procedures exist depending on the purpose of mobility. Despite the fact that such instruments mainly aim at facilitating mobility, bottlenecks may nonetheless arise in practice. ITEM briefly sets out some exemplary bottlenecks including suggested solutions related to the recognition of qualifications following from their casuistry and research.

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  • ITEM Quick scan Regeerakkoord NL 2017

    Quick scan of Dutch coalition agreement: effects for border regions

    Friday, December 8, 2017

    De ITEM quick scan maakt een eerste inschatting mogelijk in hoeverre een onderwerp een verdere beoordeling vergt wat mogelijke grenseffecten betreft. ITEM heeft de quick scan toegepast op beleidsvoornemens die in het Nederlandse Regeerakkoord van 2017 worden genoemd. 

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    Comparative research into European arrest warrants

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    This news item is only available in Dutch.

    Op 1 januari 2018 begint de Internationale Rechtshulpkamer (IRK) van de Rechtbank Amsterdam in samenwerking met de Universiteit Maastricht aan een rechtsvergelijkend onderzoek naar Europese aanhoudingsbevelen (EAB’s) die betrekking hebben op personen die niet aanwezig zijn geweest in de procedure die tot hun veroordeling heeft geleid (verstekveroordelingen).  In het Handvest van de grondrechten van de Europese Unie is gegarandeerd dat iedereen recht heeft op een eerlijk proces, waarvan het recht om bij de behandeling van de strafzaak aanwezig te zijn onderdeel uitmaakt.

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    Debate on the role of EU agencies in the Future Europe

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    On Thursday, 7 December 2017 a debate about the role of the European agencies in the future Europe will take place. This event will be organised within the framework of the Europe Calling programme. Hosted by the UM Faculty of Law, the debate will take place at the Bonbonnière in Maastricht. The event will be opened by Ms. Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht. A number of prominent representatives of European Agencies will discuss and share their views with the public.

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    Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2018: bachelor programmes Tax Law and European Law School in first place

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    The Keuzegids 2018 shows an excellent score for the Maastricht law programmes. Both the bachelor programmes in Tax Law and European Law School are in first place in this ranking. The bachelor programme in Dutch Law climbs to a very good third place.

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    Prof. Jan Eijsbouts project leader in Business and Human Rights International Arbitration Project

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    The Hague Institute for Global Justice is launching a project to resolve business and human rights disputes using international arbitration. The aim is to help provide access to remedy within the framework of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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    The importance of cross-border impact assessments reaffirmed

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    Can certain rules affect the daily lives of border residents? By means of an impact assessment, the impact of certain guidelines can be measured. The ITEM Expertise Centre is committed to mapping the impact of legislation and policies for border regions. In this context, ITEM published its annual Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 on Friday, November 10, 2017.

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    Winds of change for border areas

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    There is a growing interest in cross-border collaboration in the European Union , says Maastricht University's Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). ITEM's annual cross-border impact assessment generates scientific insights into themes involving cross-border mobility and cooperation.

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    Prof. Sjef van Erp elected as Secretary-General of the International Association of Legal Science (IALS)

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    The Executive Committee of the International Association of Legal Science (IALS) has unanimously chosen prof. Sjef van Erp as their Secretary-General.

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    Prof. Ferdinand Grapperhaus named Minister of Justice and Security

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Prof. Ferdinand Grapperhaus, professor of (European) Labour Law at Maastricht University Faculty of Law, has been named Minister of Security and Justice in the third successive Dutch cabinet led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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  • Dhruv Sanghavi wins 2017 IFA President YIN Scientific Award

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Dhruv Sanghavi has been awarded the 2017 IFA President YIN Scientific Award for his work `The Proposed Tiebreaker Rule in OECD/G20 BEPS Action 6: A Critical Examination of the Possible Motives and Means, and a Potential Alternative´.

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  • Appointment of David Roef as special professor of Criminal Law and Neurosciences

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    As per 1 July 2017, David Roef, who is currently an associate professor at our faculty, has been appointed as special professor of Criminal Law and Neurosciences (0,2 fte). The importance of neurosciences for law has increased considerably over the past years and this chair aims to contribute to the increasing need to link neuroscientific information and legal principles and concepts; the chair holder will contribute to interdisciplinary research and courses pertaining to the relation between law and neurosciences.

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  • Appointment Cees Mulder as professor in European Patent Law in a Global Context

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    As per 1 July 2017, Cees Mulder has been appointed as special professor of European Patent Law in a Global Context (0,2 fte). Cees Mulder is an associate professor at our faculty and holds two PhD degrees, in physics and in law; he is European patent attorney and has been involved in the Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management programmes from the beginning (2009) as a resident teacher and the IPKM vice-director, in particular responsible for the MSc-track.

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  • Bachelor’s programmes Tax Law and European Law School rank first in Elsevier Best Study Programmes 2017

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    The bachelor’s programmes in Tax Law and European Law School are in first place again in the Elsevier Best Study Programmes survey which was published last Friday. In this edition, the magazine presents its annual investigation into the best study programmes in the Netherlands.

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  • Dag van de Limburgse commissaris

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Ook dit jaar organiseren Thuis & Partners, Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies van de Universiteit Maastricht en Delfin Executives de Dag van de Limburgse Commissaris. Een van de sprekers zal Maria van der Hoeven zijn, voormalig Minister van Economische Zaken en Toezichthouder bij o.a. RWE, het moederbedrijf van Essent.

     

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    About the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC)

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Maastricht University teams have a long tradition of scoring very high in the European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC). Organized annually since 1988, the ELMC is a bilingual moot court (French-English) focused on topical issues of European Law.

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  • PhD defence Mengxing Lu Diploma

    PhD defence Mengxing LU

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    CHOOSE or LOSE: another road to China’s Sustainable Development - A law and economics analysis of corporate sustainable theories and practices
     

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  • 2 October 2017 swearing in Prof. Liesbeth Lijnzaad at International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    On Monday, 2 October 2017, UM professor Liesbeth Lijnzaad will be sworn in as a judge on the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea in Hamburg. Lijnzaad is a extraordinary professor Practice of International Law at Maastricht University. She has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1994, where she provides the government with advice on matters related to international law. 

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  • ITEM's Martin Unfried present at EU Conference about Border Regions

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Martin Unfried from the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross-border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM of Maastricht University was present at the launch conference 'Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions' of the European Commission in Brussels. During the event Unfried gave background information about ITEM’s annual Cross-border Impact Assessment, which was put forward by the Commission as a good practice in regards to the improvement of the legislative process within the European Union.

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  • European Commission classifies ITEM as good practice

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    In an official document of the Commission’s Regional Policy titled Communication “Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions”, the Cross-border Impact Assessment of the ITEM Expertise centre of Maastricht University was put forward as a good practice by the European Commission in order to facilitate the improvement of the legislative process within the European Union.

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  • Cover Hoogenboom Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union

    ITEM publication about student mobility rights and national higher education autonomy in the European Union

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    The thesis ‘Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union’ by Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom, connected to the ITEM Expertise centre and the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, will be issued by publishing house Brill in the series ‘Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law’ in October 2017.

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    Succesful Alumni Homecoming Day Faculty of Law

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    With pleasure, we look back on a very successful alumni day. After a short word of welcome of our dean prof. Hildegard Schneider, alumni of various graduation years met during a lively Meet & Greet session. This was followed by a very interesting lecture by prof. Bruno de Witte about “The Future of European Integration beyond Brexit”

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    Succesful second edition Master Kick-Off Staats- en bestuursrecht

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    On Thursday, 7 September, the annual Kick-Off meeting of the Master Staats- en bestuursrecht took place in the Feestzaal. Professor Aalt-Willem Heringa ((comparative) Constitutional and Administrative law) welcomed all students.

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    Reaction report ‘Cross-border workers in Europe’ by Ministry of the Interior to address the progress of cross-border cooperation

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    The Ministry of the Interior has written a response to the report ‘Cross-border workers in Europe’ (Grenswerkers in Europa) in a Letter to Parliament. Furthermore the minister addresses the progress of cross-border cooperation.

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  • Action research – UM students win awards

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    The morning programme of the Opening of the academic year in short.

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    Dr Marjon Weerepas appointed to endowed chair of Taxation of Cross-Border Employment

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Dr Marjon Weerepas has been appointed as professor occupying the new endowed chair of Taxation of Cross-Border Employment (0.2 FTE) with effect from 1 August.

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    Law students employed as neighbourhood mediators

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Councillor Jack Gerats awarded the first certificates to 18 new youth neighbourhood mediators. Maastricht is the first city in the Netherlands where students go into neighbourhoods as youth neighbourhood mediators to bring students and local residents closer together. Two of them discuss their motivations.

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  • Biker gangs & borders

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    PhD candidate Kim Geurtjens conducts research into the cross-border nature of criminal motorcycle gangs.

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    Jean Monnet grant for ITEM/ICGI research project about cross-border corporate mobility in the EU

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ITEM’s Marcus Meyer and Thomas Biermeyer have won a Jean Monnet grant on the topic of cross-border mobility of companies in the EU and EEA. This project supplements a tender won by Thomas and Marcus earlier this year from ETUI for a three-year project on the same topic. The Jean Monnet grant allows to extend the project’s monitoring timespan to 20 years, covering the period 2000-2020 and organizing a high-level conference on this topic in Brussels.

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  • Doctorate removes tax barriers for EU-citizens who work across the border

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    On 12 July 2017 the defence of PhD Thesis of Dr Hannelore Niesten (joint doctorate UHasselt/UM) took place. The joint doctorate of Dr Hannelore Niesten was carried out under supervisors Prof. Dr. Elly Van de Velde (UHasselt) and Dr. Marjon Weerepas (Maastricht University). The University of Hasselt pubslished an article about the PhD thesis regarding the tax barriers of free movement of persons in the EU.

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  • Professor Smits new dean Faculty of Law

    Professor Jan Smits new dean Faculty of Law

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Professor Jan Smits will succeed Professor Dr. Hildegard Schneider as new dean of  the Faculty of Law on 1 December 2017.

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    Cross-border mobility of specialized nurses - two Dutch hospitals in border regions

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom relations has asked ITEM to research the cross-border mobility of specialized nurses in some Dutch health care institutions. The goal of the research is to find out about the status and influence of quality standards and the actors involved, as well as to provide solutions to facilitate the cross-border mobility of specialized nurses while maintaining high quality health care.

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    Removing obstacles for cross-border workers. How do you do that?

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    Myth: Brussels imposes nothing but annoying measures

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Law researcher and scientific coordinator at the ITEM Expertise centre Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom featured Observant Magazine on whether the EU only produces annoying regulation and why that misconception continues to exist.

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    MCEL member Dr. Maja Brkan presented at King's College London

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Dr. Maja Brkan presented at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL) at King's College London on June 12 - 16 2017. 

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  • Liesbeth Lijnzaad

    Prof. Liesbeth Lijnzaad the first Dutch judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Lijnzaad is a extraordinary professor Practice of International Law at Maastricht University. She has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1994, where she provides the government with advice on matters related to international law.

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  • Alessandra Silva

    Standing in defence of cultural heritage in armed conflicts

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The destruction of cultural property by the Islamic State in Mosul and Palmyra: is International Law the answer?’, is the title of Alessandra Silva’s bachelor’s thesis. During the Dies celebration last February, the 23-year-old Italian received the thesis prize, as one of seventeen winners, for the best bachelor's thesis in 2016.

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  • Louise Verboeket speaks about public prizes at seminar province Friesland

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  • Bram Akkermans Appointed TPR Visiting Chair

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    M-EPLI associate director and Associate Professor of European Private Law Bram Akkermans has been appointed to the TPR Visiting Chair for the academic year 2017-2018 at the Catholic University of Leuven. During the upcoming academic year Bram will hold several lectures and plan other activities at KU Leuven.

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  • Maastricht Centre for European Law

    MCEL member quoted in judgment of Irish Supreme Court

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The Irish Supreme Court has quoted MCEL member Professor Lisa Waddington in a recent judgment.

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    National Student Survey (NSE) 2017: Tax Law and European Law School in first place

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    The results of the annual National Student Survey (NSE) held in January 2017 are again very satisfactory. Like in previous years, we requested our students to make their voices heard by participating in this survey. We are very pleased that so many of them responded to our appeal again.

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  • VAR

    Team Maastricht wins national VAR Moot Court Competition (again)!

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    The student team representing Maastricht University has won the prestigious VAR Moot Court Competition in administrative law for the second year in a row.

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  • Ellen Vos Tarn

    Ellen Vos represented TARN

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Workshop on Oversight and resources of partially and fully self-financed agencies

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  • Hoogenboom ELFA award

    ITEM's Alexander Hoogenboom awarded with ELFA Award 2016

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    ITEM’s scientific coordinator, dr. Alexander Hoogenboom, has been awarded ‘first place’ in the ELFA 2016 doctoral thesis competition on European law for his thesis 'Balancing Student Mobility Rights and National Higher Education Autonomy in the European Union'.  The award was presented at ELFA's Annual General Meeting and Conference 2017 in Brno, Czech Republic.

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  • UM students successful in Moot Court competitions

    UM Law Faculty student teams show well in Moot Court competition

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Maastricht students score high in national and international moot courts and moot competitions.

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    Award in European Law

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    MCEL Researcher A. Hoogeboom receives award in European Law Faculties Association 2016 doctoral thesis competition on European law

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  • ‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    In a recent article published in the prestigious Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Gijs van Dijck, professor of Private Law at Maastricht University, examined whether court-ordered apologies serve a purpose.

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  • Bo te Baerts wint Nationale Requireerwedstrijd

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Op 14 april 2017 vond de finale plaats van de Nationale Requireerwedstrijd voor studenten. De finale, die plaatsvond in het Paleis van Justitie in Amsterdam, was een strijd tussen 12 finalisten van universiteiten uit het hele land. Bo te Baerts, derdejaars studente Rechtsgeleerdheid kwam als winnaar uit de bus.

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  • Grenseffectenrapportage samenvatting Vera van Vliet

    The ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment: Basis for Action

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    After the successful completion of the Cross-border impact assessment in 2016, its dossiers are being being followed up on and the subjects of the 2017 assessment have been determined.

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  • Maastricht team in quarter-final rounds Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    The team representing Maastricht University this year reached the quarter-final rounds of the competition! This places our university in the top 8 out of 342 participating teams from all corners of the world.

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  • ITEM Brochures  Vera van Vliet

    The ongoing difficulty of drawing comparisons: a study on the definitions and success indicators of the transnational EURES cooperation

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    New ITEM study commissioned by EURES and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine on the definitions and processes of transnational public employment services.

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    Research into cross-border internships in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Expertise Center ITEM has started a research project about cross-border internships in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. The research, commissioned by the Meuse-Rhine Euregion and EURES, will be carried out and led by ITEM's 'de-borderer' between March 2017 and July 2017.

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  • ITEM Brochures  Vera van Vliet

    Announcement ITEM PhD Volume 'Beyond the refugee crisis'

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) published a PhD Volume about the refugree crisis. The volume was written by PhD candidates of ITEM and includes separate contributions in which each of them tackles the topic of the refugee crisis from their own area of interest. The volume therefore discusses themes ranging from migration law and criminal behaviour to social security.

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    ITEM advises in the case Let's Bring Them Here against the state of the Netherlands

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    This news article is written in Dutch. Ingevolge twee Besluiten van de Raad van de Europese Unie uit 2015 zijn de lidstaten van de Europese Unie verplicht een bepaald aantal asielzoekers, wier verzoek om asiel een hoge kans op slagen heeft, van Italië en Griekenland over te nemen en te herplaatsen naar het eigen grondgebied. Voor Nederland volgt uit de Besluiten dat het 8712 asielzoekers moet herplaatsen en opvangen. Tot op heden is deze herplaatsing echter beperkt gebleven tot 1487 personen. In het kader van deze zaak is Expertisecentrum ITEM verzocht deskundig advies te geven inzake de rechtstreekse werking van de betrokken besluiten naar Europees recht.

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  • Maastricht team in final European Law Moot Court in Luxemburg again

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    From 23-25 February, Maastricht’s European Law Moot Court team took part in the regional finals held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The team, composed of Dina Grego, Jihane Mirode, Christine Recker and Ilja Terwinghe won the final battle and will go to the all-European finals in Luxemburg which will be held on 31 March 2017. The team was coached by Pauline Melin and Alexander Hoogenboom.

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  • Team Maastricht University through to international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup moot court competition

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    On 23 and 24 February, Maastricht University participated in the Dutch Qualifying Rounds of the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Amsterdam. The UM team, composed of Céline Fäh, Caitlin MacMillan, Hanna Moller and Diya Dilan reached the international qualification rounds which will take place in Washinton D.C. from 9-16 April 2017. The team is coached by Laura Visser, Jure Vidmar & Jennifer Sellin.

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  • NDFR feb 2017 Anouk Bollen

    Interview Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn in NFDR Exclusief

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    On 17 January 2017 prof. dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, Professor of Cross Border Pension Tax Law at Maastricht University and Director of ITEM (Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility) was interviewed by economic journalist drs. Freek Andriesse. The interview was produced on behalf of Sdu (NDFR).

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  • Book between flexibility

    Between Flexibility and Disintegration - The Trajectory of Differentiation in EU Law

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    New publication, edited by Bruno de Witte, Andrea Ott and Ellen Vos

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    Master International and European Tax Law ‘Topopleiding’ (top study programme) and master Dutch Law first place in ‘Keuzegids Masters 2017’

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

     “The main exception is the tax law master in Maastricht: the interesting programme is presented in a stimulating way, a great deal of attention is paid to analytical and critical thinking and the problem solving abilities of students”

    The ‘Keuzegids Masters 2017’, published on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, shows that the law masters of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law are highly valued again. Like in previous years, this is – among other things- apparent from the appreciation for the content of the various programmes and the teachers.

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  • Minister Ploumen visits ITEM

    Minister Ploumen visits ITEM

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    On Tuesday 20 February, minister Ploumen visited expertise centre ITEM, located in the UM Faculty of Law.

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  • Restorative justice should be further integrated into criminal law

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Stichting Restorative Justice Nederland (Netherlands Restorative Justice Foundation, RJN) and Maastricht University (UM) will submit a joint bill proposal to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Security and Justice this Tuesday.

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    Interesting and successful 6th pension seminar

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    On 30 January the 6th pension seminar took place. The seminar was entitled: 'De pensioenmarkt wikt, de fiscaliteit beschikt. Worden de neveneffecten door u onderkend?’.

     

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  • Prize winners during 41st Dies Natalis celebration at Maastricht University

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    As per tradition, the Wynand Wijnen Education Prize, the Dissertation Prize, and the Student Awards for the best master's and bachelor's theses were awarded during this year's Dies Natalis celebration.

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    TARN Call for Papers

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    TARN launches a call for papers for a two-day international TARN conference to be held at the University of Luxembourg  in Luxembourg on 27-28 June 2017 on the external dimension of EU agencies and bodies, looking at activities of EU agencies reaching beyond the borders of the EU and discussing matters of control and supervision in these dimensions.

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  • ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment Enquete

    Research ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment 2017 - call

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    ITEM conducts research into current transnational and cross-border issues. One of its core activities is to conduct research into the effects of existing and future legislation on border regions and reveal these results through its annual ITEM Cross-border Impact Assessment. Each year, ITEM makes a selection of the most important subjects that are most suitable for research and in-depth analysis. This selection is made on the basis of input by ITEM’s stakeholders. Dossier suggestions can be made through 25 January.

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  • LAW rene de groot

    Prof. Gerard René de Groot elected member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    On 14 December 2016 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe elected Prof. René de Groot as a member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.

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  • ITEM Stagiaires gezocht

    Internships available at ITEM starting February 2017

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Het Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM is per februari 2017 op zoek naar versterking van haar team in de vorm van:  Stagiaire communicatie; Stagiaire 'Event organizer ITEM'; Stagiaire (1.0 fte) (Monitoring Service Grensoverschrijdende Arbeidsbemiddeling).

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  • Inaugural lecture prof. Bollen-Vandenboorn - Grensoverschrijdende fiscale organisatie van pensioen

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    On Friday 16 December 2016 Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn accepted the unique chair ‘Cross-border Pension Tax Law’. The video of the inaugural lecture of Prof. dr. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, titled 'Cross-border fiscal organisation of pensions' is now available.

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Law Blogs Maastricht 

Looking for information on a current topic, research relevant to society, more in-depth information about a legal subject? Want to talk to an expert in law, conduct an interview or invite an expert to your programme? Find more information on research and the legal experts at Maastricht University Faculty of Law on our new Law Blogs Maastricht.

Our legal expertise, research findings and contributions to topical debates are made available for a general public of lawyers and law students, non-lawyers, the press, and (civil) society. Authors of all our contributions are staff members of Maastricht University Faculty of Law.

Dean's blog

Read the bi-weekly blog of our Dean prof. Jan Smits. The blog reports about what keeps the Dean busy. It also features photos from behind the scenes.

Blogs

  • Innovation is stimulated by a well designed regulatory framework as well as a balanced and effective Intellectual Property (IP) protection. IP protection gives the innovator an exclusive right on his innovation and allows a fair sustained return for his investment. In agricultural industry, plant...

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  • The European Union (EU) faces challenges after the results of the United Kingdom (UK) European Union membership referendum that was held on June 23, 2016. Yet, Brexit is not the first challenge faced by the EU. Three points invite for reflection on Brexit and the future of the EU.

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Anniversary Book Faculty of Law

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On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, the faculty has published an anniversary book. In this book, the foundation of and development into the current faculty is described, completed with many new and old photos. The book can be purchased at bookstore The Tribune in Maastricht (regular price: € 34.50, student price: € 29.50 for students with a valid UM student card).

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