The right to family unification as a human right

Is there a human right to family unification? This is the central question in the PhD dissertation (November 3th) of Mark Klaassen.

Through an analysis of different sources of international and European law Mark Klaassen shows that, even though there is no international instrument specifically dedicated to the right to family unification, it should still be considered a human right as an instance of the broader and recognised right to respect for family life. In a comparison of the domestic law on family unification of selected member states (Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom), it is investigated how the different sources of international and European law are incorporated and how the right to family unification is regulated in national law.


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: 02-11-2015