Prof. Dr Ernst Hirsch Ballin

Professor of human rights law, University of Amsterdam
President of the board

  • Department:
    Governing Board
    Executive Board


Professor Hirsch Ballin studied Law at the University of Amsterdam and was awarded his doctorate with ‘cum laude’ honours in 1979 with a thesis on Public Law and Policy. He has worked at the Law faculty at Tilburg University since 1 July 1981, with interruptions during periods when he held public offices. He is a former President of the Judicial Division of the Dutch Council of State. In 2005, he was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2014, he is also a member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs and of the Scientific Council for Government Policy.