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’.