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About the Faculty of Law

Established in 1988, the Faculty of Law (FdR) was the first faculty to offer its services at the University of Aruba. Since its establishment, more than 200 students have obtained their Masters Degree in Aruban Law. A great number of these graduates have found employment in Aruba, while others have pursued a further specialization in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba aims to provide Aruba with well-trained and highly qualified professionals in the area of Aruban law.

The Faculty of Law provides academic education and training for the Bachelors and Masters Degree examination in Aruban law. Aruban law has many similarities with Dutch law but also many differences. Therefore, in various courses a lot of attention is paid to differences and similarities with the Dutch legal system in particular, but also to legal systems of other countries.

Contrary to law studies in the Netherlands, the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba offers small classes with personal attention for each student. The undergraduate program (Bachelors) is a three year program, while the graduate program (Masters) is a one year program. In the graduate program students have the possibility to specialize in three different profiles: Civil Law, Penal Law, or Constitutional and Administrative Law. A final thesis concludes the Masters program.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba has a wide range of cooperation agreements with different Dutch Schools of Law and universities, such as the Maastricht University, the University of Groningen, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Open University of the Netherlands. Courses are taught not only by faculty members of the University of Aruba, but also by visiting professors from various other universities. Even though some of the books of this study are in English, the language spoken and taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba is mainly Dutch. In the Masters program the faculty also has various courses taught in English.

Candidates who have met the admission requirements can register by using a registration form which is available at the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at the University of Aruba or by clicking here. Candidates who have reached the age of twenty-three and do not meet the admission requirements can be admitted by the Minister of Education after having demonstrated through an admission exam (Colloquium Doctum) to have sufficient general knowledge and aptitude for the program.

For more information about student life at the University of Aruba, financial information, admission requirements and/or exchange/internship possibilities, please review our study guide (Dutch only) or contact the Coordinator of the Office of Student Affairs, at (297) 526-2257.

Academic Programs

Bachelors Degree in Aruban Law, LLB.

The 3-year undergraduate program (Bachelors) in Aruban Law provides the multidisciplinary and general competences that are needed to access the Master’s program. The Faculty of Law prepares holders of a Bachelors Degree to be excellent legal professionals in the paralegal fields.

Admission requirements:

  • Advanced high school (VWO) or equivalent
  • Propeadeutic certificate of Higher Vocational Education (HBO)
  • Bachelors Degree in another field
  • Colloquium Doctum
Masters Degree in Aruban Law, LLM.

The 1-year graduate program (Masters) in Aruban law prepares students to become fully certified legal professionals. Holders of this degree have access to the so-called ‘toga’ legal professions. This degree is required for training programs to become a judge, a prosecutor or an attorney.

Admission requirement:

  • LL.B. or equivalent

Certificate Programs

Our non-degree certificate program (toehoorderschap) allows professionals to follow individual courses of the Bachelors and Masters program in their specific areas of interest. This program is not open to students of the Faculty of Law.

Admission requirement:

  • Age over 20 years
  • Motivation letter to be send to the office of the rector (rectoraat@ua.aw)

Double Degree Master Programme International & European Tax Law

General Information Double Degree Programme

On February 11, 2016, Maastricht University and the UA signed a cooperation agreement between the faculties of law on a double degree master programme in International and European tax law. This agreement is the first one of its kind in Aruba! Students who successfully complete this program, will receive two degrees (one from each university).

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Lectures & Seminars

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Maatschappelijke pressie en rechterlijke tussenkomst in het regeringsbeleid; Een bespreking van het Urgenda vonnis

Op initiatief van een maatschappelijke organisatie – de stichting…
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Spring Course: Fundamentals of International and European Tax Law

Course 2: Fundamentals of International and European Tax Law…
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Spring Course: Foundations of Taxation

Course 1: Foundations of taxation ((introductory level) Taxes…

Full-time Staff

mr. dr. V.V.R. Van Bogaert (Viola) - Dean Faculty of Law and Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law

Email: viola.vanbogaert@ua.aw

Viola Van Bogaert studied Law at Maastricht University from 1993 until 1997. In November 1997 she started working at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen, department of General Law Studies and History of Law, first as PhD student/junior lecturer and since 2002 as assistant professor of Legal Methods. In July 2005 she defended her PhD-thesis on judicial and State liability for judicial acts (Viola Van Bogaert, De rechter beoordeeld. Over aansprakelijkheid en verantwoordelijkheid in civiel- en staatsrechtelijk perspectief, diss. RuG, Apeldoorn/Antwerpen: Maklu-uitgevers 2005). During her work at the University of Groningen she was among others president of the law faculty’s PhD Council, a member of the Vaste Commissie voor de Propedeuse  (a program committee responsible for the propaedeutic phase of the bachelor’s programs) and a member of the Faculty Council.

Short overview career at Faculty of law UA:

As of February 1, 2010 she joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba as associate professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law. In August 2011 she became president of the Exam committee of the law faculty and is currently vice-president. In March 2012 she was elected vice-dean of the faculty.

Teaching

Bachelor’s program Aruban Law:

Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

International Law

Master’s program Aruban Law:

Comparative Constitutional Law

Government and private law (on boundaries between public law and private law and the use of private law by the government)

Research activities 

Viola Van Bogaert has recently been working on the publication of Aruban constitutional and administrative statutes and regulations. This will be published during the course of 2013 (V.V.R. Van Bogaert (red.), Wetgeving Arubaans staats- en bestuursrecht 2013/2014, Den Haag: BJu). Currently she is working on the publication of important judicial decisions regarding Aruban constitutional and administrative law.

She is also working on a human rights-project, which is financed by the EU and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), regarding the protection of human rights in Aruba of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Publications:

  • V.V.R. Van Bogaert, ‘Bestuursrechtspraak voor de Raad van Advies’, in: Hellen A. van der Wal (red.), Juridisch geweten. 25 jaar Raad van Advies van Aruba, Curaçao: Carib Publishing 2011, p. 139-152;
  • V.V.R. Van Bogaert, ‘De januskop van de Raad van State’, Ars Aequi 2009, p. 234-240;
  • V.V.R. van Bogaert, ‘Le Rapport Néerlandais sur la Responsabilité Civile, Pénale et Disciplinaire des Magistrats – Le Juge Néerlandais: Indépendent et Irresponsable’, Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 11.1, May 2007, ; tevens gepubliceerd in: J.H.M. van Erp en L.P.W. van Vliet (red.), Netherlands Reports to the Seventeenth International Congress of Comparative Law. Utrecht 2006, Antwerpen/Oxford: Intersentia 2006, p. 177-223;
  • V.V.R. Van Bogaert, De rechter beoordeeld. Over aansprakelijkheid en verantwoordelijkheid in civiel- en staatsrechtelijk perspectief, diss. RuG, Apeldoorn/Antwerpen: Maklu-uitgevers 2005;
  • Noot bij EHRM 15 juli 2003, nr. 33400/96 (Ernst e.a. tegen België): European Human Rights Cases 2003, 76 (p. 695-724);
  • V.V.R. Van Bogaert en H.G. Hoogers, ‘De legende van de rechterlijke onafhankelijkheid’, in: P.P.T. Bovend’Eert, L.E. de Groot-van Leeuwen, Th.J.M. Mertens (red.),  De rechter bewaakt: Over toezicht en rechters, Serie Rechtspleging KUN, Deventer: Kluwer 2003, p. 1-34;
  • V.V.R. Van Bogaert, ‘Het (on)geschonden vertrouwen in de rechterlijke macht. Over de aansprakelijkheid van rechterlijke ambtenaren’, TREMA 1998, nr. 2/3, p. 33-37.

Community activities: 

In cooperation with the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) of the University of Aruba, Viola Van Bogaert organizes seminars and post-academic courses in constitutional law, administrative law, EU-law and public governance.

She also gives lectures on administrative law and related topics at the request of organizations within the Aruban community and governmental institutions.

As of September 2013 she is member of the Council for Environmental Planning (Raad voor de Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling).

mr. dr. J. Israel (Jona) - Vice Dean Faculty of Law and Associate Professor of Private Law

Email: jona.israel@ua.aw

Jona Israël obtained his law degree from Maastricht University (then: RIjksuniversiteit Limburg) and his LL.M. from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). From 1995 until 1998 he joined the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) as a Ph.D. researcher, during which time he also spent a semester at the University of Madison, Wisconsin (USA). His doctoral thesis is entitled ‘European Cross-border Insolvency Regulation. A Critical Appraisal of Council Regulation 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings in the Light of a Paradigm of Co-operation and a Comitas Europaea’.

In 1998 he became an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University. He was an Associate Professor in private law at the Radboud University Nijmegen from 2008 until 2010, before returning to Maastricht where he became Director of three English language Master programmes European Law School, Globalisation & Law and International Laws. A guest lecturer at the University of Aruba from 2008, he joined the Faculty as a full-time Associate Professor in 2011. He remains an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) at Maastricht University.

He teaches courses in private international law, insolvency law, commercial law, and property law. His current research focuses on the state of Aruban private international law, including interstate conflicts of law within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and consumer bankruptcy.

Fields of expertise:

  • Private international law
  • (Cross-border) Insolvency law
  • European law

mr. dr. C. Bollen (Carlos) - Associate Professor of Private Law

Email: carlos.bollen@ua.aw

From 1987 until 1992, Carlos Bollen studied law at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg (now: Maastricht University), the Netherlands and Lancaster University, England. He worked at Maastricht University as PhD student (1994-2000) and as assistant professor (2000-2007) In June 2002 he defended his PhD-thesis, titled ‘Onverschuldigde betaling door de overheid. Een onderzoek naar terugvordering door de overheid en het gebruik van privaatrecht daarbij’ (Undue payment by the government. A research on the use of private law with respect to recovery of undue payments by the government).

As of September 1, 2007 he joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba as associate professor in Private law. He became vice-dean of the faculty in August 2008 and was elected Dean of the faculty in March 2012.

Fields of expertise

His field of expertise is patrimonial law, especially Aruban, Dutch and comparative contract law and consumer law.

Research

He is program manager of the research program ‘Consumer protection in a small jurisdiction’, a research program that is part of the Faculty research program ‘Small Jurisdictions’.

Teaching

He teaches bachelor courses on the law of obligations and property law, as well as master courses on the law of obligations and on agency.

Publications:

Books

Onverschuldigde betaling door de overheid. Een onderzoek naar terugvordering door de overheid en het gebruik van privaatrecht daarbij (thesis UM), Boom Juridische uitgevers, Den Haag 2002, XVI + 403 p.

Articles

De muzikant als uitvoerende kunstenaar en zijn naburige rechten, Ars Aequi, September 1992, p. 447-454.

Verknoeit het Europese recht ons Burgerlijk Wetboek? Voorstel wijziging bescherming van derden te goeder trouw en wijziging verjaringsbepalingen (with G.R. de Groot), Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, Januari 1995, p. 1-10.

De rechtsgevolgen van het verstrijken van de terugvorderingstermijnen in het sociale zekerheidsrecht, Nederlands tijdschrift voor sociaal recht, October 1996, p. 264-267.

De Centrale Raad van Beroep en (privaatrechtelijke) verjaringstermijnen, Jurisprudentie Bestuursrecht, JB 1997/111, p. 495-500.

Het arrest Groningen/Raatgever, of hoe een foute beslissing wél tot een rechtvaardige uitkomst leidt…, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, September 2000, p. 302-313.

Afbreken van onderhandelingen: de drie mythes van Plas/Valburg. Van drie fasen naar twee stadia in het onderhandelingsproces, Weekblad voor Privaatrecht, Notariaat en Registratie nr. 6595 (2004), p. 857-866.

Onjuiste mededelingen en de samenloop tussen dwaling en wanprestatie: de ene mededeling is de andere niet!, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, November 2004, p. 414-427.

Walford v Miles [1992] 1 All ER 453, [1992] 2 AC 128, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, October 2005, p. 386-392.

The Netherlands (with T. Hartlief), European Review of Contract Law, vol. 2 (2006), no. 3, p. 406-428.

Verweermiddelen tegen exoneraties in algemene voorwaarden die derdenwerking hebben, Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis, April 2008, p. 57-69.

De VBA: Vrijheid voor Bedrijven op Aruba. De nieuwe vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid (with J.J.A. Hamers), Tijdschrift voor Antilliaans Recht-Justicia, no. 1 2009, p. 18-25.

De klachtplicht van de teleurgestelde contractant. Een laatste alles-of-niets-bolwerk ontmanteld (with T. Hartlief), Nederlands Juristenblad, 2009, p. 2806-2812.

De invloed van het Europees recht op het Arubaanse en Antilliaanse vermogensrecht, Tijdschrift voor Antilliaans Recht-Justicia, no. 2 2010, p. 118-132.

Koop van onroerende zaken: bezint nadat ge begonnen zijt?, Tijdschrift voor Antilliaans Recht-Justicia, no. 3/4 2010, p. 226-232.

Contributions in books

The sources and backgrounds of European legal systems (with G.R. de Groot), in: A.S. Hartkamp, M.W. Hesselink, E.H. Hondius, C.E. Du Perron, J.B.M. Vranken (eds.), Towards a European Civil Code, Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 1994, p. 97-116.

Netherlands Nationality Law (with appendix) (with G.R. de Groot), in: Bruno Nascimbene (ed.), Nationality laws in the European Union, Butterworths/Giuffrè Editore, Milano 1996, p. 545-597.

Paesi Bassi (with G.R. de Groot), in: Digesto, IV Edizione, vol. XIII Civile, UTET, Torino 1996, p. 221-234.

De gevolgen van het niet nakomen van een verbintenis, in C. Bollen and H.J. de Kluiver (eds.), Verbintenissenrecht geschetst (Burgerlijk recht geschetst deel 5), 1st edition, Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 1998, p. 59-74;

2nd edition: C. Bollen, R.J.Q. Klomp and H. Schelhaas (eds.), Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 2006, p. 87-104.

Ontbinding van de wederkerige overeenkomst, in C. Bollen and H.J. de Kluiver (eds.), Verbintenissenrecht geschetst (Burgerlijk recht geschetst deel 5), 1st edition, Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 1998, p. 75-85;

2nd edition: C. Bollen, R.J.Q. Klomp and H. Schelhaas (eds.), Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 2006, p. 105-115.

Verbintenissen uit andere bron dan onrechtmatige daad of overeenkomst, in C. Bollen and H.J. de Kluiver (eds.), Verbintenissenrecht geschetst (Burgerlijk recht geschetst deel 5), 1st edition, Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 1998, p. 136-156;

2nd edition: C. Bollen, R.J.Q. Klomp and H. Schelhaas (eds.), Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 2006, p. 181-203.

Verknoeit het Europese recht ook ons bestuursrecht? Terugvordering van in strijd met het Europese recht door de overheid verleende steun, in: M.A. Heldeweg, E.C.H.J. van der Linden and R.J.N. Schlössels (eds.), Uit de school geklapt? Opstellen uit Maastricht, Sdu Uitgevers, Den Haag 1999, p. 39-63.

Onjuiste mededelingen en de samenloop tussen dwaling en wanprestatie in Nederland: de ene mededeling is de andere niet!, in Jan Smits and Sophie Stijns (eds.), Inhoud en werking van de overeenkomst naar Belgisch en Nederlands recht, Intersentia, Antwerpen 2005, p. 159-186 (also published in NTBR).

Nationality law of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in international perspective (with Gerard-René de Groot), in: L.A.M.N. Barnhoorn a.o. (eds.), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, volume XXXV 2004, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague 2005, p. 205-250.

Borgtocht (with T. Hartlief), in E.H. Hondius and G.J. Rijken (eds.), Handboek Consumentenrecht, 2nd edition, Uitgeverij Paris, Zutphen 2006, p. 219-242;

3rd edition, druk, Uitgeverij Paris, Zutphen 2011, p. 271-291.

Artikelen 6:265-6:279 BW, in A.C. van Schaick, C.E. du Perron and T. Hartlief (eds.), Wet en rechtspraak, Burgerlijk Wetboek, Boeken 3, 5 en 6, Kluwer, Deventer 2007, blz. 1009-1021;

2nd edition: A.C. van Schaick, T.F.E. Tjong Tjin Tai and T.H.M van Wechem (eds.), Kluwer, Deventer 2009, p. 1194-1209.

Enforcement of the duty to carry on negotiations: (should it be) a possibility in Europe or not?, in Jan Smits, Daniel Haas and Geerte Hesen (eds.), Specific performance in contract law: national and other perspectives, Intersentia, Antwerpen 2008, p. 231-251.

The influence of European law on Aruban and Antillean patrimonial law, in V. Heutger and B.D. van der Velden (eds.), Finding the law: micro states and small jurisdictions, Eleven International Publishing, The Hague 2011, p. 13-25.

Book review

W.F.A. Eiselin, Teksten en toelichting op de nieuwe Algemene bijstandswet, Nederlands tijdschrift voor sociaal recht, December 1995,p. 385.

Annotations

CRvB 25 februari 1997, Uitspraken Sociale Zekerheid, USZ 1997/81.

CRvB 10 maart 1999, Jurisprudentie Bestuursrecht, JB 1999/111 (with R.J.N. Schlössels).

CRvB 10 maart 1999, Uitspraken Sociale Zekerheid, USZ 1999/158.

HR 17 december 1999, RvdW 2000, 5 (Groningen/Raatgever), Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, February 2000, p. 85-87.

Rechtbank Leeuwarden 21 april 2000, Jurisprudentie Bestuursrecht, JB 2000/173.

HR 7 mei 2004, C03/014HR, JWB @ctueel 2004-171 (eiseres/Gemeente Den Haag), Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, September 2004, p. 338-340.

Een belangrijk arrest over afbreken van onderhandelingen dat weinig nieuws brengt, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, February 2006, p. 62-69.

HR 29 februari 2008, Jurisprudentie Onderneming & Recht, JOR 2008/145.

Rechtbank ’s-Gravenhage 16 april 2008, Jurisprudentie Aansprakelijkheid, JA 2008/92.

Editorials

Editor (with H.J. de Kluiver), Verbintenissenrecht geschetst (Burgerlijk recht geschetst deel 5), Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 1998.

Editor (with R.J.Q. Klomp and H. Schelhaas), Verbintenissenrecht geschetst, 2e druk, Ars Aequi Libri, Nijmegen 2006.

Editor (with J.J.A. Hamers), Wetgeving Arubaans privaatrecht 2010/2012, Boom Juridische uitgevers, Den Haag 2010, 730 p.

Community activities

He is a member of two legislative commissions, the ‘Commissie ter afronding van het nieuwe BWA’, a commission that was installed by the minister of Justice of Aruba to complete and adjust the Aruban Civil Code, and the Commission to advise on the concept of Book 2 on legal entities of the Aruban Civil Code.

He is a board member of the Stichting Beroepsopleiding Advocatuur, a foundation that organizes and provides for the vocational training for lawyers in Aruba.

He is a board member of Stichting Balansa Nobo, a foundation that aims to help people with problematic debts.

He is member of the editing board of Caribisch Juristenblad (CJB).

mr. R.S.T. Gaarthuis (Remy) - Assistent Professor of Criminal Law

Email: remy.gaarthuis@ua.aw

Remy Gaarthuis studied law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands and Universidad Autonoma Madrid (UAM), Spain, from 1995 to 2001. He graduated with a specialization in criminal law. In 2001, he entered the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG), Netherlands as a Phd student and worked there until 2006, performing research as well as lecturing bachelor students. Outside academia, Remy Gaarthuis built up experience as Legal consultant for the Probation Service Netherlands (district Assen) during 2003-2005 as well as Law Officer at the Leeuwarden High Court during 2006-2007. He became assistent professor in Criminal Law at Tilburg University (UvT), Netherlands, in 2007 and worked there until he joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Aruba as assistent professor in Criminal Law in September 2011.

Fields of expertise

Criminal Law, law of sentencing and sanction systems.

Research

Research into the field of (substantial) criminal law, sentencing, sanction systems and penitentiary law

Teaching

Teaching courses in Criminal law (bachelor), Sanction Systems and law of Sentencing (master). Besides this, Remy Gaarthuis also develops and provides post-academic courses on various subjects.

Community service

Remy Gaarthuis is member of two legislative committees (Commissie herziening Wetboek van Strafvordering en Commissie uitvoeringswetgeving Wetboek van Strafrecht)

Publications

  • ‘Voorbedachte raad: Een objectief vereiste?’, Delikt en Delinkwent, december 2009, p. 1142-1158;
  • ‘De levenslange gevangenisstraf in Engeland en Wales: een reconstructie’, Ontmoetingen. Voordrachtenreeks van het Lutje Psychiatrisch-Juridisch Gezelschap, 13 (2007), p.  53-70;
  • ‘TBS veiliger dan opsluiten in de gevangenis’, De Volkskrant, 18 juni 2005, p. 15;
  • ‘Beveiliging tegen gevaar dat overlast heet’, Sancties, 2004/1, p. 49 (samen met H.K. Elzinga);
  • ‘Ik zeg wat ik denk…’, Asega, juni 2003, p. 7-11;
  • ‘De wens, de vader van de gedachte? Bestuurlijke ophouding en de wrijving met ‘object and purpose’ van het EVRM’, Delikt en Delinkwent, januari 2003, p. 22-37;
  • ‘Korthals, luister niet te veel naar de onderbuik’, Trouw, 19 januari 2002, p. 23.

Co-edited books

  • R.S.T.Gaarthuis, T. Kooijmans & T.A. de Roos (ed.), Vertrouwen in de strafrechtspleging (congresbundel n.a.v. Nederlandse Strafrechtsdagen 2010). Deventer: Kluwer 2010.

mr. M. Gielen (Miranda) - Lecturer in Private Law

Email: miranda.gielen@ua.aw

Current function: lecturer in Civil Law and Family Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Aruba and lecturer introduction into law and legal science at the Faculty of Finances and Business Administration.

From 2000 until 2006, Miranda Gielen studied law at the University of Aruba. Immediately after graduating at the Law School of the University of Aruba she started working at the same university.

Fields of expertise

Her field of expertise is Aruban and Dutch civil Law and Aruban en Dutch Family Law.

Publications:

Voorkoming van Schijnhuwelijken – TAR Justitia number 2, year of publication 2008, page 113-131 (translation: Prevention of marriage of convenience in Aruba)

Fortcoming:

Geslachtsnaamwijziging – Caribisch Juristenblad (CJb), door M. Gielen en G.R. de Groot.

(translation: rules for changing the surname within the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Teaching

She teaches bachelor courses on civil law and family law at the Faculty of Law. And she is teaching introduction to law and legal sience at the Faculty of Finances and Business Adminitration.

Recognition

The VanEpsKunnemanVanDoorne-award for best thesis in the academic year 2005- 2006

(subject: schijnhuwelijken (marriage of convenience))

Community activities

Giving workshops in family law.

E.N. Mijts (Eric), Lic. - Assistant Professor

Email: eric.mijts@ua.aw

Eric Mijts studied Linguistics and Literature at the University of Antwerp. In 2000 he joined the University of Aruba where he has worked as researcher and lecturer in skills and linguistics. From 2003 – 2006 he was vice-dean of the Faculty for Finance and Management, 2006 – 2008 vice – dean of the Faculty of Law, 2008 – 2012 dean of the Faculty of Law and 2011 interim rector of the university. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and symposia on language, culture and linguistics.

Fields of expertise:

His fields of expertise are linguistics, culture, communication and skills.

Research:

His research and publications focus on language, ideology and identity. He is part of several international and interdisciplinary research groups on language, language policy and language management.

Teaching:

He teaches bachelor courses on skills, research methodology and moot coort, as well as the master program legal English.

Publications: 

Mijts, E. (red) (2012) Conferentie Neerlandistiek in het Caribisch Gebied

Mijts, E. (2012) Debat als onderwijsmethode Nederlands als Vreemde Taal voor vergevorderde taalleerders in Mijts, E. (red)  Conferentie Neerlandistiek in het Caribisch Gebied p. 73-79

Mijts, E. (2012) Taaleisen in Personeelsadvertenties in de Arubaanse kranten in Mijts, E. (red)  Conferentie Neerlandistiek in het Caribisch Gebied p. 139-148

‘Bericht uit het Verste Westen’ in NeBe jaarboek 2011, p. 44-49

Mijts, E. en Bogaert, V. van: ‘The new Kingdom of the Netherlands’ in The Low Countries 2011, p. 276-277

Mijts, E. en Rutgers, W. ‘Het bal ging niet door, de verzelfstandiging van de Nederlandse Antillen’ in Ons Erfdeel 2010 nr 2, p. 34-43 ;

de Groot, G.R. en Mijts, E.N ‘De onwenselijkheid van een dubbele taaltoets voor naturalisandi in Aruba en de Nederlandse Antillen’ in Migrantenrecht 2009 nr 8, p. 366-371;

de Groot, G.R. en Mijts, E.N. ‘Op weg naar een dubbele taaltoets?’ in TAR Justicia 2009-2;

‘Cultuur en Literatuur van de Nederlandse Antillen, Aruba en Suriname’ in Actas de XII Semana de Estudios Germánicos. Los países germanohablantes en Europa; lengua, literatura y cultura van de Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2009 p. 213-224;

‘Taaleisen in personeelsadvertenties in de Arubaanse kranten’ in ‘6de ANELA conferentie 2009’, p.246-252;

de Jong, D.H. & E.N. Mijts: ‘Een taalkundige benadering van strafrechtelijke interpretatie’ in TAR Justicia 2008-3, 200-214

‘Nederlands is een Vreemde Taal’ in Ons Erfdeel 2008-1, p. 94-101;

‘Verslag Najaarsafname Aruba’, in Nieuwsbrief Resonansgroep, 2de jaargang, nr.3. Een uitgave van CNaVT / Nederlandse Taalunie;

‘Regine Croes over het taalbeleid in Aruba’ in Over Taal: interview met Regine Croes over het Nederlands op Aruba 2007

‘Nederlands in de Nederlandse Antillen in Aruba’, in de Handelingen van het Zestiende Colloquium Neerlandicum;

‘Het Nederlands op Aruba’ in Over Taal;

‘Joyce in Wacko’ in Gnantwerp-Gazette.

Community activities:

He is a founding member of the board of the ‘Caribisch Associatie voor Neerlandistiek’ (CARAN – Caribbean association for Dutch Studies) as well as the ‘Fundashon Herencia Cultural Inmaterial’ (Foundation for the protection of intangible heritage Aruba). He also co-founded the Stichting Beroepsopleiding Advocatuur that organizes and provides vocational training for lawyers in Aruba and the Debating Society of the University of Aruba.

He is a member of the advisory board of ‘Internationale Neerlandistiek’ (IN)

mr. R.R. Santos do Nascimento (Ryҫond) - Lecturer in Constitutional Law

mr. dr. dr. R.R. Santos do Nascimento (Ryçond) – Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law

From 2004 until 2009, Ryҫond Santos do Nascimento studied law at the University of Aruba. Immediately after graduating at the Law School of the University of Aruba he started working at the same university in December 2009 as a PhD-fellow.

Fields of expertise

His field of expertise is Political Systems, Constitutional Architecture, Aruban and Dutch constitutional law and especially post-colonial relations between the Kingdom and its Caribbean members.

Research

He wrote his dissertation (PhD-thesis) on the Constitutional Architecture of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with special emphasis on the constitutional position of Aruba within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Teaching

He teaches bachelor courses on constitutional law, administrative law and international law.

Community activities

He contributes to the public understanding of constitutional matters through public lectures, radio programs and television programs on topics such as human rights, suffrage and Kingdom relations.