Myrthe Wijnkoop

Research Associate
Associates are experts in their own field and contractually affiliated with Clingendael. Although associates are not employees of the Clingendael Institute, they comply with all policies that Clingendael staff do.


  • Migration

Myrthe is senior advisor to the Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs (ACVZ) and independent consultant on asylum and migration.

She studied general Law and International Public Law specializing in human rights and humanitarian law at the University of Amsterdam and holds both LLM degrees cum laude. Myrthe has almost twenty years of experience as a legal policy advisor and strategy analyst in the field of asylum and (forced) migration from an international, European and national perspective. She was the political advisor of Secretary of State on Migration in 2007-2008 Myrthe has worked for non-governmental and international organisations such as the Amnesty International, Red Cross, UNHCR, Dutch Council for Refugees/ECRE, as well as with the Dutch and European parliamentm and the Ministry of Justice and Security.  Her expertise focusses on international and European refugee and asylum law, the externalisation of refugee protection, the asylum and migration nexus and the politics of asylum and migration in the European context.

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