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Bio

Ernst Hirsch Ballin (1950) is affiliated to the university as a distinguished university professor and held – with exception of his years in government – since 1981 a chair for Public Law at the Law School of Tilburg University. As chair for human rights law at the University of Amsterdam he is also the president of the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International and European Law, based in The Hague. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Advisory Council for International Affairs. His academic work was interrupted when he served as Ministerof Justice (1989-1994 and 2006-2010) and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. From 2000-2006 he was a member of the Council of State and since 2003 the chair of the Council’s administrative jurisdiction division. 

Expertise

Dutch, European and comparative Constitutional Law, human rights law, methods of legal research.

Courses

Recent publications

  1. European yearbook of constitutional law 2019 - Judicial power: Safegu…

    Hirsch Ballin, E., van der Schyff, G., & Stremler, M. (Eds.) (2020). European yearbook of constitutional law 2019: Judicial power: Safeguards and limits in a democratic society . (European Yearbook of Constitutional Law ; Vol. 2020, No. 1). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press | Springer.
  2. Introduction - Safeguards and limits of judicial power

    Hirsch Ballin, E. (2020). Introduction: Safeguards and limits of judicial power. In E. Hirsch Balin, G. van der Schyff, & M. Stremler (Eds.), Judicial power: Safeguards and limits in a democratic society (pp. 3-12). (European Yearbook of Constitutional Law; Vol. 2020, No. 1). T.M.C. Asser Press | Springer.
  3. Restoring trust in the rule of law

    Hirsch Ballin, E. (2020). Restoring trust in the rule of law. In C. Paulussen, & M. Scheinin (Eds.), Human dignity and human security in times of terrorism (pp. 27-32). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press | Springer.
  4. Aantekeningen bij een memo van Willem aan het faculteitsbestuur - Lit…

    Adams, M., & Hirsch Ballin, E. (2019). Aantekeningen bij een memo van Willem aan het faculteitsbestuur: Literatuur en filosofie ten behoeve van onderwijs over de democratische rechtsstaat. In C. Elion-Valter, B. van Klink, & S. Taekema (Eds.), Wegen der vrijheid: Liber amicorum voor Willem Witteveen (pp. 29-38). Den Haag: Boom juridisch.
  5. Constitutional genealogy of judicial review in the administrative sta…

    Hirsch Ballin, E. (2019). Constitutional genealogy of judicial review in the administrative state. In S. Lavrijssen, E. Hirsch Ballin, & J. de Poorter (Eds.), Judicial review of administrative discretion in the administrative state (pp. 27-37). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press | Springer.

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