Prof. Dr. S. Ch. (Sophie) van Bijsterveld
Member of the Supervisory Council of the Integrity Chamber
S. CH. (Sophie) van Bijsterveld is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Integrity Chamber of St. Maarten. She was appointed by (Kingdom) decree on January 1st, 2020, for a term of 3 years.
Sophie van Bijsterveld studied Dutch law at the University of Utrecht, with specializations in private, constitutional and administrative law. After achieving tenure at VU Amsterdam, she was hired at Tilburg University, where she obtained her PhD in 1988. In Tilburg she taught, among other things, state and administrative law, international public law and European institutional law. In 2010 and 2014, she was appointed professor of Religion, State and Society at the Tilburg and Radboud University, respectively.
Additionally, Ms. van Bijsterveld has held a number of social ancillary functions.
1996 – 2004: Member of the Appeals and Appeal Committee of the municipality of Gilze en Rijen.
2004 – 2007: Member of the Public Administration Council.
2006: Advisorship of the National Convention
2007 – 2019: Member of the Senate of the States-General of the Netherlands.
2012 – 2018: Curriculum Committee for Legislative Officers of the Academy of Legislation
2017 – 2019: Member of the Parliamentary Guidance Committee of the State Parliamentary System Committee.
Mrs. Bijsterveld is also a published author.
Sophie van Bijsterveld is currently a Professor of Religion, Law and Society at Radboud University. She is the Chairman of the editorial board of the magazine Christen Democratische Verkenningen, Member of Friends of the Catholic Documentation Centre Foundation and the Thomas More Foundation.
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