Hansko Broeksteeg appointed professor of Constitutional Law

Hansko Broeksteeg has been appointed professor of Constitutional Law at the Radboud University Faculty of Law with effect from 1 February 2022.

Broeksteeg’s research focuses on political constitutional law (pertaining to the relationship between government and parliament), local government law, and political fundamental rights, including the right to vote, and freedom of religion, association, and education. In his research, he mostly focuses on the relationship between governments and government bodies.

"The Constitutional Law Chair in Nijmegen has a clear profile," indicates Hansko Broeksteeg. "I want to remain faithful to that and add my own accents. For example, in coming years, I will be working extensively on the relationships between governments."

About Hansko Broeksteeg

Hansko Broeksteeg (Berghem, 1974) studied Law at Utrecht University. He graduated in 1997 with a specialisation in constitutional and administrative law. He obtained his doctorate in 2004 from the University of Groningen, with a thesis entitled ‘Verantwoordelijkheid en aansprakelijkheid in het staatsrecht’ (Responsibility and Accountability in Constitutional Law). In his thesis, he explored whether in addition to political accountability, there are other legal, for instance penal or financial, mechanisms for holding political office holders accountable. Broeksteeg authored a book titled Gemeenterecht (Local Government Law), the only current handbook on the topic in the Netherlands. He is also the editor of a number of constitutional law text books, including ‘Constitutional Law’ and ‘Constitutional Law of the EU Member States’.

Portretfoto Hansko Broeksteeg

Between 2001 and 2007 he worked at Maastricht University as assistant professor in Constitutional and Administrative Law. He has been associated with Radboud University as associate professor in Constitutional Law since 2007. From 2014 until 2016, he was Vice Dean of Education and Director of Education at the Faculty of Law.

Broeksteeg is also substitute judge at the Midden-Nederland District Court, chairman of the committee for legal protection of the province of Gelderland, and editor-in-chief of Tijdschrift voor Constitutioneel Recht (Journal for Constitutional Law). In 2020, he and Professor Ronald Tinnevelt, were awarded a joint grant from the KNAW Thorbecke Fund for a project on the regulation of political parties.

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