Alain Krijnen


Curriculum vitae
After Alain Krijnen finished his studies constitutional and administrative law at the VU in 2005 he started working at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, first regarding electoral law and elections. Since 2006 is his main objective the legal position of local government. Alain was also part of the transition team considering the new legal status for Bonaire, Statia and Saba. Since June 1, 2012 he is associated for one day in the week with the VU department for constitutional and administrative law for writing his thesis about the constitutional position of the monarch.

Research activities 
Alain is currently writing his thesis about the constitutional position of the monarch, mostly about the provenance and exact meaning of his powers as part of the government, his role in the legislative process, his role with the formation of a new cabinet and his role as president of the Council of State.

Constitutional law, position of the monarch
Constitutional position of local governments
Local government act
Provinces act
Local government act for Bonaire, Statia and Saba
Funeral services act

Main publications
  • B.P. Vermeulen, A.P. Krijnen & D.A. Roos (red.), De Koning in het Nederlandse staatsrecht, Nijmegen: Ars Aequi Libri 2005

Postal address
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Law
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam