Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies

Migration Law Circle

The Migration Law Circle is a network of researchers of migration law at the University of Amsterdam, with a firm basis within the Faculty of Law, but with connections to researchers from other faculties of the UvA.

The Migration Law Circle consists of researchers from different legal disciplines (European law, international law, administrative law, legal philosophy). Researchers have been active and have published on labour migration, refugee law, family reunification and citizenship within a European and international law context.

Research in migration law at the University of Amsterdam is both of a legal and of a more interdisciplinary and empirical nature.

Members of the Migration Law Circle provide teaching in EU free movement and migration law, and international refugee law.


Couples wanted

Betty de Hart and Judith de Jong are researching the effects of illegal residence on couples and families. They are looking for partners who are dealing with the consequences (i.e. financial) of long-term illegal stay by one of their partners or family members, and who are willing to discuss this to further academic research.

All supplied information will be treated anonymously and confidentially.

Are you available to be interviewed? Please e-mail Judith de Jong (, after which she will contact you.   

Conference: Power, Intimacy and the State: Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond

Historically, mixed couples and people of mixed descent have been seen as a problem, in popular culture as well as in academic literature. This conference addresses among others the question how we may gain a fuller understanding of the lived experiences of mixed couples, power, and intimacy, without pathologizing and dehumanizing them. The conference is a joint initiative of the Amsterdam Centre of European Law and Governance (University of Amsterdam), and the Maastricht Centre for Gender and Diversity, in cooperation with LovingDay.NL. It will take place on 12 and 13 June 2017. 

Published by  Amsterdam Law School

18 September 2017