Prof. mr. T. (Tom) Barkhuysen

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7712
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Staats- en Bestuursrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B105
Personal Homepage:​org/​publiekrecht/​sbrecht/​barkhuysent.jsp


Tom Barkhuysen (1968) is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a practising Member (advocaat) of the Amsterdam Bar as a partner at Stibbe; see He holds the degrees of LL.B and LL.M (Maastricht University, Constitutional and Administrative Law/Leiden University, International and European Law). He was a Lecturer and Researcher in Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University from 1993-1998. In 1998 he graduated from Leiden University with a Ph.D. thesis on Effective Domestic Legal Protection against violations of the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 13 ECHR). Supervisors were Professor Alkema and Professor Schermers. After his graduation he worked from 1998-2002 as a full time lawyer (advocaat) at Stibbe, Amsterdam. In November 2002 he has accepted a full time associate professorship and in January 2005 a professorship at Leiden University which he combines with litigation and advice work as a lawyer. He is a fellow of the Leiden Law School Graduate School and participates in the Programme ‘Securing the Rule of Law in Multilevel Jurisdictions'.

He is a Member of the Board of Netherlands Law Journal (as from 2010) and the Editorial Board of the Ars Aequi Libri Publishers Series on Constitutional and Administrative Law. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Kluwer online Guide to Administrative Law and the Kluwer Case Law Series on Administrative Law (Administratiefrechtelijke Beslissingen). He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Review of European Administrative Law. He participates in a number of (international) research networks and is a Visiting Fellow of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is a member of the board of the Dutch Comparative Law Association and the Law and Public Administration working group of EGPA.

His research, teaching and counseling concern many aspects of Constitutional, Administrative, European (EU and ECHR) and International Law. He has a special interest for the relationship/interaction between these fields of law as well as for human rights issues. As a lawyer he also litigates in these fields of law before national and European courts.


For a complete list of publications see the tab "publicaties" on this page.


Last Modified: 20-06-2016