Committee for Appeals and Objections
You can contact this Committee in the following cases:
- If you wish to object to a written decision that affects you directly, such as a negative assessment or if your job is to be discontinued, you can lodge an objection within six weeks of the date of the decision.
- If you disagree with a decision, you can lodge your objection by sending a letter of objection to the Executive Board.
This is not the Committee to contact if you disagree with an employment-related decision taken by your manager or the University as your employer; instead, some decisions of this kind can be submitted to the Arbitration Committee.
Letter of objection
In the letter of objection you must at least provide:
- your name, address and telephone number;
- the date on which you are lodging the objection;
- a clear description of the decision to which you are objecting;
- your arguments for why the decision is unjust.
You must sign the letter of objection and if possible enclose a copy of the decision to which the objection pertains and send it to:
Executive Board of Leiden University
PO Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, .
The Committee is divided into three chambers:
- administrative affairs
- student affairs
The Committee has an independent chair and issues advice to the Executive Board on letters of objections that it receives. It is supported by a secretary/member and a paralegal from the Legal Affairs department.
The working method of the Committee is specified in its rules of procedure.
Decision on objection and court appeal
The Executive Board takes a decision on the objection following the advice of the Committee. An appeal may be lodged against this decision at the court specified in that decision.
Please note: you may only appeal to the court if you have been through the objection procedure!