Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Ms K.J. (Katja) Swider MSc


  • Faculty of Law
    European Law
  • Visiting address
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  
  • Postal address:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • K.J.Swider@uva.nl

 

Katja Swider is a doctoral researcher within the ACELG research group, writing a thesis on the identification of stateless persons in Europe. She is supervised by prof. Leonard Besselink (University of Amsterdam) and prof. René de Groot (University of Maastricht). Her project is financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the Mosaic programme.

Katja holds an LLM degree in European Law from Leiden University, and an LLM in Legal Research from the University of Utrecht. She obtained her BA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht. Her research interests include migration law, the legal aspects of citizenship and statelessness, and nationality issues in international and EU law.

During her studies, Katja has completed an internship programme at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), and was a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She has also volunteered for the Dutch Red Cross as a legal adviser for victims of human trafficking. 

 

Publications:

K. Swider (2013). [Review of the book Dual nationality in the European Union: a study on changing norms in public and private international law and in the municipal laws of four EU member states]. Common Market Law Review, 50(5), 1505-1507.

 

Working Papers: 

2017

  • Swider, K. J. (2017). Protecting or Avoiding? Tensions within the regulatory regimes on statelessness. In Understanding Statelessness. [details]

2016

  • Swider, K. J. (2016). The evolving role of the European Union in addressing statelessness. In L. Van Waas, & M. Khanna (Eds.), Solving Statelessness. Wolf Legal Publishers. [details]
  • Swider, K. J. (2016). The nature of citizenship [Review of: K. Krūma. EU Citizenship, Nationality and Migrant Status: An Ongoing Challenge; C. Dumbrava. Nationality, Citizenship and Ethno-Cultural Belonging. Preferential Membership Policies in Europe; E. Hirsch Ballin. Citizens' Rights and the Right to Be a Citizen]. Journal of European Integration[details]
  • Swider, K. J., & Vlieks, C. (2016). Discriminatie van staatloze kinderen zonder wettig verblijf. Asiel & Migrantenrecht, 2016(4), 168. [details]

2015

  • Swider, K. (Author), & Vlieks, C. (Author). (2015). Bloodlines and belonging: time to abandon ius sanguinis? - Learning from naturalisation debates: the right to an appropriate citizenship at birth. European University Institute, EUDO Citizenship Forum. [details]
  • Swider, K. (Author). (2015). Change is in the air: An update on efforts to tackle statelessness in the Netherlands. European Network on Statelessness. [details]
  • Swider, K. (Author). (2015). Let's talk about the army. European Network on Statelessness. [details]
  • Swider, K. (Author). (2015). States as a root cause of statelessness. European Network on Statelessness. [details]
  • Vlieks, C. (Author), & Swider, K. (Author). (2015). The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness. European Network on Statelessness. [details]
  • de Groot, G-R., Swider, K., & Vonk, O. (2015). Practices and Approaches in EU Member States to Prevent and End Statelessness. (Jusitce, Freedom and Security). Brussels: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department C: Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs. [details]
  • van Waas, L., & Swider, K. (2015). Den Haag: toneel voor eerste mondiale forum over staatloosheid en voor belangrijke beleidsveranderingen voor staatlozen in Nederland. Journaal Vreemdelingenrecht, 14(1), 116-125. [12]. [details]

2014

  • Swider, K. (Author), & de Groot, R. (Author). (2014). Litigating strategically: stateless children born in the EU. London: European Network on Statelessness. [details]

2013

  • Swider, K. (2013). [Review of: O.W. Vonk (2012) Dual nationality in the European Union: a study on changing norms in public and private international law and in the municipal laws of four EU member states]. Common Market Law Review, 50(5), 1505-1507. [details]

2016

  • den Heijer, M., & Swider, K. J. (2016). Why Union Law Can and Should Protect Stateless Persons. (ACELG Working Paper Series; Vol. 2016, No. 3). Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. [details]

2014

  • Swider, K. (2014). Protection and identification of stateless persons through EU law. (Amsterdam Law School legal studies research paper; No. 2014-38). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2464009 [details] [PDF]
  • Swider, K. (2014). Statelessness determination in the Netherlands. (Amsterdam Law School legal studies research paper; No. 2014-33). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2434573 [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Swider, K. (2011). Pre-accession changes to residence-based naturalisation requirements in ten new EU member states. (EUI working papers; No. RSCAS 2011/18). Florence: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. [details]

Others

  • Swider, K.J. (organiser) (28-11-2012): Staatloosheid en de GBA, University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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