Photo: Jelmer de Haas
The Netherlands, 1952 - 2014
legal scholar and Senator

Willem Witteveen

Willem Witteveen was a law scholar and politician. He studied in Leiden and gained his PhD in law with honours. He has been Professor in Encyclopaedia of Law at Tilburg University since 1990. Between 1999 and 2008 and from 2013 to 2014, he was a member of the Dutch Senate for socialist party PvdA. He played an important role in the writing of a new political programme for this party, and regularly published articles on political innovation and the role of in the Senate. Willem Witteveen was killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was downed in Ukraine.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 37

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 30-31

Na 11 september. Eigentijdse en oneigentijdse beschouwingen
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 11


Speaker at



Arts and Education

Living European Values

23 October 2004 09.00 - 17.00 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlijn
The Atomium


Part I. The Politics of Amnesia

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

21 May 1996 10.00 - 20.00 Tilburg University