Pieter van Reenen

PhD student

Pieter van Reenen has a Master’s in English and American language and literature (1989). He finished a part-time study Dutch Law at the University of Utrecht in 2012. He has been working in the field of asylum and refugees since 1988. He started at the national office of Amnesty International; subsequently he worked many years for the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF). Presently he works for the Immigration- and Naturalisation Service (IND). Since March 2015 he conducts his PhD as a guest-researcher at the Migration Law Section of VU University

(European) Migration Law

Research activities
Pieter van Reenen conducts research in the programme Migration law. His research focusses on Article 10, sub 3 (a), of the EU Procedures Directive (2013/32/EU): what is the meaning of examining asylum applications in an impartial manner, and what are the deontological principles mentioned in Recital 17 of this Directive which exemplify this impartiality?

Supervisors: Prof. T.P. Spijkerboer, Dr. A.M. Reneman

Main publications

  • Pieter van Reenen, Over de samenwerkingsplicht en onderzoek doen in de asielprocedure, Utrecht: Kennispunt Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie, Universiteit Utrecht, 2012.
  • Pieter van Reenen, ’Over de samenwerking tussen ambtenaar en asielzoeker’, Journaal Vreemdelingenrecht, nr 4, november 2012, jaargang 11.