Niels Rijke


Niels Rijke is a part-time PhD researcher at Utrecht University. His promotor is prof. Barbara Oomen (Dean University College Roosevelt and professor ‘Sociology of Human Rights’ at Utrecht University).

He has studied Social Sciences at University College Roosevelt (BA), Law at Utrecht University (LLB) and International Criminal Law at University of Amsterdam and Columbia University (LLM).

His PhD research focuses on the problem of how much room there is and should be for policy on appointment of personnel within orthodox Protestant schools from a human rights point of view. This topic originates in his interest for conflicts between the right to freedom of religion and the right to equal treatment, including legal and political debate as well as societal reality.


Niels Rijke

University College Roosevelt / Universiteit Utrecht

P.O. BOX 94
4330 AB Middelburg, Netherlands