Oldenhuis, Prof. Fokko
Prof. F.T. Oldenhuis is professor of Religion and Law at the Faculty of Law, with an additional appointment at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. This chair was created by the Groningen University Fund. Fokko Oldenhuis (Delfzijl, 1950) gained his doctoraal degree in Dutch Law at the University of Groningen in 1973. He has been a member of the department of Civil Law at this university ever since – first as research assistant, subsequently from 1984 as lecturer and since 1985 as University Reader. In the same year Oldenhuis gained his PhD with a thesis entitled Aansprakelijkheid voor onrechtmatige daden van anderen [Liability for illegal actions performed by others]. In addition, he has been deputy justice for the Court of Appeal in Arnhem and deputy judge for the Groningen court since 1993.
Oldenhuis is actively involved in the debate about earhquakes caused by gas extraction in Groningen.
Previously in the news
- Oldenhuis on the watershed between church and state (Dutch article in Trouw, 29 dec. 2012)
- 'Roman Catholic Church is misleading abuse victims'
- 'Limit expressions of religion'
- Government should set up an advisory centre to tackle sects
- Sharia-rechtbank past niet in Nederlandse rechtsysteem [Sharia court does not tie in with the Dutch legal system] (Opinion)
- No watershed between church and state (Opinion)
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