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Eva van Vugt, LLM

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 426

    5037 DE Tilburg


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Research interests

Eva conducts Ph.D. research on the historical and current meaning of the representation clause (Art. 50) of the Dutch Constitution, which reads: 'De Staten-Generaal vertegenwoordigen het gehele Nederlandse volk' (translation: 'The States-General [i.e. parliament] represent the entire Dutch people').

Eva adopts a hermeneutic approach to describe how the meaning of the representation clause has shifted through time as a result of reinterpretation. By doing so, she aims to obtain insight in the way in which informal constitutional change takes place in the Netherlands. Ultimately, her goal is to provide a more profound and contemporary understanding of parliamentary representation, from which political practice may benefit.

Other topics of research interest include referenda, the rule of law, and fundamental rights.

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Eva works as a Ph.D. researcher and lecturer at Tilburg Law School since 2016.
She is also webeditor of the website

Eva graduated in 2016 for the Research master in law-program and the Dutch master Rechtsgeleerdheid, accent strafrecht (both cum laude).

During her master, she worked for Tilburg Law Review as executive managing editor first and thereafter as editor in chief, and for prof. dr. Ernst Hirsch Ballin as his research assistant.



  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Rights

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Referendum Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2016 2019

Remkes en de rechtsstaat #2: Een vetorecht voor het volk

van Vugt, E., 5 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output


Ruim, redelijk of rigide: De uitleg van artikel 137, vierde lid, Grondwet door de Raad van State

van Vugt, E., Jan 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor constitutioneel recht. 10, 1, p. 51-63 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Versterking van de democratie: Parlementaire vertegenwoordiging volgens de Staatscommissie

van Vugt, E., Apr 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor constitutioneel recht. 10, 2, p. 116-132 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Blote jurk mag, nikab is een probleem

van Vugt, E., 4 Aug 2018, In : Parool. 2018, 5 augustus, p. 62-63 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Open Access

Halsema heeft gelijk: Zelf afweging maken bij wetten

van Vugt, E. & Leenknegt, G-J., 4 Dec 2018, In : Parool. p. 20 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.

Tijdschrift voor constitutioneel recht (Journal)

Eva van Vugt (Editor)
1 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

A century of women's suffrage: A legal-historical perspective

Eva van Vugt (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

De vrijheid van meningsuiting van het redelijke midden

Eva van Vugt (Speaker)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

Informal constitutional change through reinterpretation: an hermeneutic approach

Eva van Vugt (Speaker)
20 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Seminar voor Jonge Onderzoekers 2018: toekomst parlementair stelsel

Eva van Vugt (Contributor)
16 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific