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Constitutional law cannot be comprehended anymore without taking into account the influences of globalization, internationalization and Europeanization. This is why a substantial part of Besselink's resarch will take place within the framework of ACELG

Prof Leonard Besselink, professor Constitutional Law

Leonard Besselink, who is on sabbatical leave from his position as Professor of Constitutional Law at Utrecht University, will join the University of Amsterdam and ACELG in the fall of 2012. Besselink studies and teaches Constitutional Law, traditionally oriented towards national law, in the context of constitutional developments on the European level and with respect to international law. ACELG is looking forward to welcoming him among the ranks of ACELG researchers.

Leonard Besselink was a Visiting Professor and Fellow of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence in the academic year 2003-2004. In 2009 and 2010 he was a member of the Staatscommissie Grondrecht, a committee tasked with advising the Dutch government among other things on the accessibility of the constitution for Dutch citizens, the relationship of constitutional rights with rights guaranteed by international treaties and the impact of European and International Law on the Dutch constitution.