Maarten den Heijer is assistant professor of international law at the University of Amsterdam. He is vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law, member of the editorial board of the case law journal European Human Rights Cases (EHRC) and member of the editorial board of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law. He is also a member of the board of the Dutch Foundation for Refugee Students UAF. Maarten den Heijer holds degrees in Law and Political Science from the University of Leiden, where he also received his PhD (cum laude). He previously worked as policy officer for the Dutch Refugee Council and as legislative lawyer for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.