Legal Protection

Legal Protection supports multiple independent committees: Board of Appeals for Examinations (CBE), Advisory Committee for Complaints and Objections (AKB), Board of Appeal for non-initial programmes (GNIO), Committee Scientific Integrity (CWI), Committee Undesirable Behaviour (COG) and the Student Arbitration Committee (GAS). Legal Protection is furthermore responsible for the legal representation at the Appeals Tribunal for Higher Education (CBHO) in case of appeals against decisions made by the Board of Appeals for Examinations and at the Netherlands Board on Research Integrity (LOWI).

A more detailed description of Legal Protection can be found in the annual report legal protection and the overview of committees below.

Objections, appeals and complaints

If you do not agree with a decision of the university or a body thereof, such as the Executive Board, a dean, an examination committee or an examiner, you can use the legal remedies objection and appeal.If you disagree about the way in which an administrative body has behaved towards you or another person in a particular matter, you can submit a complaint to the Legal Protection facility.

Legal Protection Facility

EUR has a one-stop shop where students can submit their objections, appeals and complaints. This is called the Legal Protection facility and is managed by Legal Protection. The objections, appeals and complaints are directly forwarded to the appropriate boards, committees and / or bodies, after which you will be informed of the further procedure. The followed procedure can be found in the Working guide handling messages from students and externals Legal Protection Facility 2021.

Legal Protection supports multiple legal protection committees and colleges. Below you will find information about who can go where and for what purpose.

  • Who? Complaints: anyone; Objections: interested parties (not a student or external student)
  • What sort of cases? Complaints: behavior of an administrative body; Objections: decisions of an administrative body that directly affect the interested party

  • Who? (External) students (also former and future)
  • What sort of cases? Decisions made by exam committees and examiners, etc.

  • Who? Participants in non-initial courses, provided the GNIO is authorised
  • What sort of cases? Decisions by a provider of non-initial, NVAO accredited, study programmes

  • Who? Anyone
  • What sort of cases? Compalints regarding violation of scientific integrity

  • Who? Anyone
  • What sort of cases? Complaints regarding sexual intimidation, discrimination, racism, violence, etc.

  • Who? (External) students (also former and future)
  • What sort of cases? All decisions made by an administrative authority of the EUR (except those that are handled by the CBE)

  • Who? Anyone
  • What sort of cases? Acts or omissions in which the social interest is at stake: violation of a statutary regulation, danger to public health, danger to safety of persons, risk of damage to the environment, danger to the proper functioning of a public service or company


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