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Helen Oosterom-Staples


  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 501

    5037 DE Tilburg


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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

Current courses

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PhD supervision

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

External positions

(redactie commentaar Europees migratierecht)

1 Jul 2017 → …

(International Law Encyclopedia)

1 Sep 2016 → …

(Redactie Asiel en Migrantenrecht)

1 Aug 2010 → …

(specialistenver. migratierecht advocaten)

12 Jan 2010 → …


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

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Research Output 1997 2019

Brexit or no brexit? That is the question

Oosterom-Staples, H., Feb 2019, In : Asiel & migrantenrecht. 10, 2, p. 46 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Integratie in het EU-migratierecht: Uniformiteit of maatwerk?

Oosterom-Staples, H., 1 May 2019, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht. 25, 3/4, p. 61-70 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Noot bij Rechtbank Den Haag, zp Haarlem, 14 maart 2019, JV 2019/111

Oosterom-Staples, H., 25 May 2019, 3 p.. No. AWB 18/8398, No. ECLI:NL:RVS:RBDHA:2019:3720, Mar 14, 2019. (Jurisprudentie Vreemdelingenrecht; vol. 24, no. 7)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteProfessional

25 jaar Unieburgerschap: Meer dan een bevoorrechte vreemdeling

Oosterom-Staples, H., Jul 2018, In : Asiel & migrantenrecht. 9, 6-7, p. 272-279 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific



Oosterom-Staples, H. & de Lange, T., Aug 2018, Nederlands migratierecht. 2 ed. Boom Juridische Uitgevers, p. 269-309 41 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Activities 2006 2018

Een Unierechtelijk perspectief op het ACVZ advies 'Gewogen gevaar"

H. Oosterom-Staples (Speaker)
9 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Op zoek naar bescherming; juridische belemmeringen

H. Oosterom-Staples (Speaker)
13 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

En de vogels vliegen van West-naar Oost-Berlijn ....

H. Oosterom-Staples (Participant)
May 2017

Activity: Other activity typesOtherProfessional

Europese Ontwikkelingen in het Migratierecht

H. Oosterom-Staples (Speaker)
6 Jun 2006

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 2000 2004

The Emerging Constitution of the European Union

van Bijsterveld, S. C., Prechal, A., Hancher, L., Hirsch Ballin, E., Larouche, P., Janssen, S. & Oosterom-Staples, H.


Project: Research project

The Relationship between Community Law, National Law and International Law

Oosterom-Staples, H., Prechal, A., Hirsch Ballin, E. & van Bijsterveld, S. C.


Project: Research project