Vols, Prof. Michel
Michel Vols is Chair in Public Order Law at the Faculty of Law. He graduated from the Faculties of Law and Philosophy at the University of Groningen. Vols was awarded a PhD in 2013 for a thesis entitled ‘Woonoverlast en het recht op privéleven. De aanpak van overlastveroorzakers in Nederland, Engeland, Wales en België’ [Housing-related Anti-social Behaviour and the Right to a Private Life. Combating Anti-social Behaviour in the Netherlands, England, Wales and Belgium].
Nowadays, Vols is a professor and also works as an academic researcher in the area of public order law at the Centre for Public Order and Public Security, which is linked to the University of Groningen. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Ghent (Belgium), the University of Bristol (UK), the University of Puerto Rico (USA), Cape Town (South Africa) and founded the International Research Network on Law and Anti-social behaviour. In addition, he conducts research for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations on combating anti-social behaviour.
In 2016 Vols was awarded the Nicolaas Muleriusstipendium for his research. In 2019 he launched a website where citizens can get free legal advice if their neighbours are causing a nuisance: overlastadvies.nl. In 2020 Vols was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (E. 1.5 million). He will investigate to what extent national and international legislation and human rights laws protect people from the serious impact of a measure like being evicted from their homes.
A new approach to domestic nuisance (Unifocus)
Previously in the news (mostly in Dutch)
‘Being evicted is a traumatic experience’ (09 February 2021)
(Ukrant 3 september '20)
‘The right to ownership dominates in our society’ (UK 3 September 2020)
European grant for research into legal protection against eviction (03 September 2020)
‘People are taking their city back’ (UK 2 October 2018)
‘You must be tolerant of the intolerant’ (28 June 2017)
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