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Mr DS Arjun Sharma

 

Stan Arjun Sharma works at the Oost-Brabant District Court as a staff lawyer in the field of (European) migration law. He has been involved in migration law for more than 25 years. Until 1998 he worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He has been working at the court since 1998, and since 2000 as a staff lawyer. Since 2001 he has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Immigration Law (Sdu Uitgevers). He has been involved in Commentaar Vw 2000/Vb 2000 (Sdu Uitgevers) since 2009: first as an author and from 2020 also as an editor. Since 2011, he has also been involved as an author in the Commentary on European Migration Law (Sdu Uitgevers).

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mr. A. Pahladsingh

Aniel Pahladsingh worked between 2000 and 2007 at the Legal Representation Division of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND). He has been working as a lawyer at the Council of State since 2007. He is the official secretary of the Council's Committee on European Union Law with coordinating tasks in the field of Union law, including issues relating to the EU Charter. Since 2010, he has been a deputy judge at the District Court of Rotterdam, administrative law sector. Since 2021, he has also been a deputy judge at the Amsterdam District Court (International Legal Aid Chamber). He is also affiliated with the Center for European Law at the Free University of Brussels. Aniel is a member of the editorial board of the journals Journaal Alienrecht (Sdu Uitgevers) and Crimmigration & Law (Boom Juridisch) and is a member of the editorial board of the Commentaries Vw 2000 and European Migration Law (Sdu Uitgevers). 

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mr. S. Schuitemaker

 

Sander Schuitemaker has worked for six years as a legal adviser on Children's Rights and Migration at Defense for Children. As a lawyer at the children's rights helpdesk, he provides advice in individual cases in (inter)national residence procedures, writing input for lawyers in these procedures and thinking strategically about process steps in the context of residence law procedures. Sander is a member of the Child Working Group in AZC. This partnership of various children's rights organizations promotes the rights of children who live alone or with their parents in asylum seekers' centers in the Netherlands on the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Sander is also a member of the advisory board of the Expertise Center for Children and Adolescents New in the Netherlands (EKANN), which provides expertise to doctors who work with refugee children and young people from their practice, and a board member of the Foundation for Immigrant Legal Protection Fund (SFRI), a trial process fund.

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mr. dr. J. van Drongelen

Harry van Drongelen studied law at the University of Leiden with a specialization in Dutch law (1979) and the liberal field of study (1981). As an external PhD candidate, he obtained his doctorate from Maastricht University on the development of the labor inspectorate in changing legislation (1991).

He worked as a (coordinating) legislative lawyer at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment ((May) 1979 – (October) 2017). He has been an associate professor at the Department of Social Law and Social Politics of Tilburg University ((September) 2004 - (September) 2018).

Not only did he provide internal education at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment on individual and collective labor law and gave internal courses outside the Ministry on collective bargaining law, work and rest times, but also luncheon lectures on numerous employment law topics. He has also given courses on numerous employment law topics for Euroforum, Vermande study days, Kluwer Collective Employment Law Study Day and the Institute for Employment Law & HRM.

Finally, he has numerous publications to his name in the field of individual and collective labor law, such as working and rest times, working conditions, labor and care, dismissal law, employee participation, labor market and labor relations. 
 

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mr. MAG Reurs

 

Marcel has been a lawyer with a practice in immigration law since 1996. He is mainly concerned with labor and knowledge migration. Furthermore, Marcel is chairman of the editorial board of Jurisprudentie Aliensrecht, co-editor of SDU Commentaar Migration Law and lecturer in the Migration Law Learning Practice in the Professional Training of the Legal Profession of the Dutch Bar Association.

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mr. dr. Veronica M. Smits

 

Veronica Smits has been working in the field of juvenile law for more than 35 years in a variety of positions. The rights of the child are central to her work. She prefers working in a multidisciplinary environment.
Since 2015, she has been working in youth care at Expect Youth, the Expertise Center of partners for Youth. In this she advises the implementation of youth care. In addition, she is a deputy judge at the East Brabant District Court and handles cases in the field of the protection of adults: guardianship,
leadership and mentorship. In addition, as a district judge, she is involved in the pilot district court in Eindhoven. She has also worked as a deputy child judge.
She chairs the External Complaints Committees of the 4 Safe Home institutions in North Brabant. She is also chair of the Social Domain advisory committee, Youth Chamber, of the
municipality of Breda. She was previously a member and chair of several complaints committees in the youth field,
such as from a youth care provider and from the Child Protection Board.
She is also chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pro6, a youth care provider in Breda.
She currently supervises 3 PhD students in the field of juvenile law.
She previously worked as a lawyer, more than 25 years as a university lecturer at Tilburg University, at the
NIFP, in a Juvenile Detention Center and has developed and provided training for various experts such as lawyers, judges, and practitioners from various disciplines within the youth field. She was also a consultant for many years at the Ambulatorium in Zetten, an institution for research and observation in the youth field.
As an author, in addition to a series of articles, she has written a dissertation "Child's participation in
the parenting plan"
 (MAKLU 2015), in which she combined a legal theoretical study with empirical research.
She has also worked as an author and editor on the book “The guardian ad litem, voice for the child in law(SWP 2017).
As an author she has been associated with "Text and Commentary on Personal and Family Law" (Kluwer) and as an editor at the "Sdu Commentary on Personal and Family Law" (Sdu).
She is currently working as an editor with 8 authors on a new edition for professionals in the youth field, which is expected to be published by Iusitia in June 2022.script will appear.

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mr. drs. SM Groen

Sander has been active in the  immigration law for more than 20 years. His focus is on labor migration. Over the years, he has achieved groundbreaking judgments at the Council of State and courts.

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mr. ADM van Rijs

André van Rijs studied law at the University of Amsterdam with a specialization in Dutch law.

As a senior legislative lawyer, he works at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment at the WBJA directorate. Before that, he held various positions at this ministry, such as dismissal officer, apprenticeship manager, senior policy officer on dismissal tasks and senior policy officer at the Labor Inspectorate.
He is  in addition to being a lecturer and thesis coordinator at the Department of Private, Business and Labor Law of Tilburg University. 

Not only did he provide internal education on individual employment law at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, but also luncheon lectures on numerous employment law topics. He has also given courses on numerous employment law topics for Euroforum and Sdu.
He is also (co-)editor-in-chief of Juridisch up to date and a member of the editorial board of the magazine Over de Grens. In the past he was also (chief) editor of the employment law magazine Arbeid Integraal and the magazine SJD.

Finally, he has numerous publications to his name in the field of individual and collective labor law, such as maritime labor law, working conditions, labor and care, dismissal law, the labor market (including labor migration) and labor relations.
 

 

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Prof. FPCL Tonnaer

Frans Tonnaer is a scientist and consultant who has made a name for himself in the country through his publications, presentations, research and consultancy activities in the field of environmental law. In recent years he has been particularly interested in legal philosophy. After an administrative and scientific career, he started a consultancy practice in the south of the Netherlands in the 1990s. Until his retirement (2016) he was director-owner of Tonnaer Adviseurs in Environmental Law (Maastricht/Eindhoven). He is a much sought-after advisor, presenter and publicist. Frans Tonnaer is now an independent consultant and researcher and was part-time professor of Environmental Law at the Open University until 2016.

mr. JRKAM Waasdorp

Jim Waasdorp is a judge at the District Court of The Hague. Previously, he worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. Jim has published regularly on European return policy and immigration law. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Crimmigation & Law (Boom Juridisch) and is an external PhD candidate at Utrecht University.

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