3 November 2015 | Promotion Mark Klaassen

On 3 November 2015 Mark Klaassen will defend his PhD dissertation "The Right to Family Unification: Between Migration Control and Human Rights".

The central question in the research is whether a human right to family unification exists and, if so, what this right consists of. Through the analysis of different sources of international and European law it is argued that, even though there is no specific international treaty covering the right to family unification, this human rights still exists as a derivative of the more general right to respect for family life. In a legal comparison of domestic law on family unification, the national legal framework is investigated in order to find out how the different sources of international and European law affect the domestic legal systems.

Date and Venue

The public defence of the dissertation will take place on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 13.45 at the Academy Building of Leiden University (Rapenburg 73 in Leiden). After the ceremony a reception is organized in the Academy Building, for which you are cordially invited.

Last Modified: 02-09-2015