Background documentation CMR

As a centre of expertise, the Centre for Migration Law offers both current and historical documentation on European and national migration law.


DiCTA is a digital case tool on asylum in Europe. Here you will find laws, cases and topics related to this topic.

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Historical documentation on immigration regulations

Here you will find, among other things:

  • Aliens Acts ('Vreemdelingenwet') 
  • Aliens circulars ('Vreemdelingencirculaires')
  • Interim Notices Aliens Circulars
  • Aliens Circular Amendment Decisions
  • Work instructions (of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND))
  • Information Notices (IB)

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Documentation on the war in Ukraine

This documentation on migration and the war in Ukraine was compiled by Carolus Grütters.

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