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About me

I am assistant professor of Law at University College Roosevelt (UCR), in Middelburg, lecturer at the Leiden University College in The Hague and senior lecturer at Webster University in Leiden. I teach courses on law, human rights, gender, world religions, family and marriage patterns. I am also researcher at the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law at Utrecht University where I study the arranged marriage and human rights. In addition, I am member of the Human Rights Commission of the Advisory Council of International Affairs, of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Previously, I have held positions as international legal officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lagos, Nigeria (2000-2001) and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France (2003-2006). ). I have also served the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice Immigration Service and the Dutch Competition Authority.

I hold a Ph.D. in Law from Utrecht University, an LLM from Leiden University and a post-grad on Administrative Law from the Grotius Academy Nijmegen, The Netherlands. My specializations include law, human rights, refugee and migrant workers protection, social and economic rights and the connection between human rights and tradition. My teaching at UCR enables me to honor all of these topics.


  • N.N. Tahir Breaking Eurocentric Frames on Arranged Marriage, 2022 (Eleven Publishing)
  • N.N. Tahir ‘Inkijk in het Gearrangeerde Huwelijk,’ FJR 2021/8, pp. 26-33
  • N.N. Tahir, ‘Het Gearrangeerde Huwelijk in Kaart Gebracht,’ UCERF 15/2021, pp. 27-42
  • N.N. Tahir, ‘Understanding Arranged Marriage, An Unbiased Analysis of a Traditional Marital Institution,’ 2021 IJLPF
  • Tahir, ‘Feminisme in groepsculturen,’ in Wolf, Dertien Essays over de Vrouw, Maartje Laterveer (red.), Atlas/Contact 2019 pp. 84-95.
  • Tahir, ‘Unwilling to stay and unwilling to leave’ – Essay on transnational migration for the 2009 IOM Netherlands Annual Report
  • Tahir, ‘Mill en het feminisme,’ in John Stuart Mill 150 Jaar Over Vrijheid, D. Verhofstadt (red.), Houtekiet/Atlas 2009, pp. 109-123