Helen Oosterom-Staples
  • Warandelaan 2, Montesquieu Building, room M 419

    5037 AB Tilburg


1997 …2024

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Research interests

Helen Oosterom-Staples's research focuses on EU migration law, in particular the rights of EU citizens and their family members and Turkish nationals under the EEC-Turkey Agreement. She has also published on the EU?s rules on external borders, family reunification and the Long-term residents Directive. Her knowledge of EU and international law allows her to take a holistic approach on migration issues which has enabled her to identify gaps in the EU's protection regime.


2000-heden: Assitant professor, department European and International Public law, Tilburg Law Schoo;

1994-2000: PhD Candidate & Postdoc, G.J. Wiarda Instituut, Utrecht University

1991-1994: Editor Migrantenrecht en legal advisor, OSR, Utrecht, posted at Dutch Center for Foreigners

1990-1991: Legal Advisor, Dutch Refugee Council 


Vrij verkeer van personen, Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid, IER track

European Migration Law, MAster, International and European Public Law

European Union Law, Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid, IER track

GBL: EU law, Bachelor Global Law

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PhD supervision

Copromotor: Laura van Waas, Nationality Matters, defence 28 november 2008 (cum laude), Universiteit van Tilburg (NL)

External positions

Updating commentary on the migration provisions in the Associatie Agreement EEC-Turkey and Directive 2004/38/EC (Artt. 1-15). (redactie commentaar Europees migratierecht)

1 Jul 2017 → …

Assessing monographs on Migration Law (International Law Encyclopedia)

1 Sept 201631 Dec 2021

Attending editorial meetings, assessing submissions for publication in journal , writing an editorial once a year am=nd making suggestions for suitable authors for new publications. (Redactie Asiel en Migrantenrecht)

1 Aug 2010 → …

Assessment complaint by a solicitor who has been refused membership. (specialistenver. migratierecht advocaten)

12 Jan 2010 → …


  • Citizenship
  • European Law
  • International Law
  • Migrants
  • Migration Law


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