Prof. A.B. Terlouw (Ashley)
Professor - Sociology of Law and Migration Law
Ashley Terlouw is professor of Sociology of Law at the Radboud University (Nijmegen). She is chair of the departments of sociology of law and migration law and responsible for the Centre for Migration Law. Since May 2020 she is chair of the research center for State and Law (SteR). She has worked a.o. at the Office of the District Court of The Hague (Aliens Chamber) and as head of the refugee department of Amnesty International Nederland. In 2003 she got a doctoral degree awarded by Radboud University. Her disseratation was about the cooperation between judges in alien affaires in terms of the sociology of law. From 2004-2008 she has been a member of the Dutch "Committee on Equal Treatment". From 2011-2016 she has been a deputy judge at the District Court of Gelderland (migration chamber).
She has published in the area of Equal Treatment, the Administration of Justice and Migration Law. Her current research is in the area of discrimination on racial, nationality and religious ground. She is particularly interested in conflicts of norms, discretion and civil and administrative disobedience. She supervises research on the role of experts in asylym procedures, how migration law judges deal with the principle of the best interest of the child and human rights defenders and externalisation of EU migration law.
Coordinator parliamentary research Senate Discrimination
(15 May 2021)
Chair of the Board of the Association for Sociology of Law (VSR)
(18 September 2020)
Member of the Advisory board of the Migration Law Expertise Centre (VU)
Member of the advisory board of the Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution combines multidimensional expertise in the field of judicial administration and conflict resolution. (University of Utrecht)
Member of the State Committee against Racism and Discrimination
(01 July 2022 - 01 June 2026)
Ministry of Internal Affairs