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Tom Boekestein is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. He holds an LL.B. from Maastricht University and a LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, both in European Law. His broader research interests are citizenship and nationality law, on which he has written his undergraduate and graduate dissertation, and EU constitutional law. His PhD research will focus on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on citizen’s rights and the concept of EU Citizenship as such. This interest is based on the fundamentality of the rights EU citizenship conveys and the novelty of changes that the UK’s withdrawal from the Union will bring.

Other academic interests

Outside EU law, Tom is particularly interested in revocation of citizenship within the context of counter terrorism. His research has focussed on Dutch legislation and its compatibility with international and European human rights conventions.

Department: Law
Supervisor: Professor Kenneth Armstrong
College: Hughes Hall
AHRC Subject Area: EU Law
Title of Thesis: EU Citizenship after the UK's withdrawal from the European Union
 Tom  Boekestein