Helen Oosterom-Staples

Helen Oosterom-Staples


  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 419

    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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