Tabitha is a junior lecturer/researcher at the departement of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Amsterdam.
She teaches Constitutional (Fundamental Rights) and Administrative law courses alternately and publishes in this field mainly on administrative law penalties (bestuurlijke boetes).
Next to an LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law (Utrecht University) she holds an MA in Holocaust and Genocidestudies (University of Amsterdam). Inspired by this MA, she conducts a PhD research on restitution policies concerning Nazi-looted art in the Netherlands, Austria and the UK.
In June 2018 the International Journal of Cultural Property published an article entitled "Restitution Policies on Nazi-Looted Art in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Change from a Legal to a Moral Paradigm?, which is a prelude to this PhD Research. In 2019 Tabitha was awarded the first Lalive Merryman Fellowship in art and cultural heritage law on the basis of this article.
For purposes of the PhD research, she has been a visting PhD at the Universität Wien. Via the LERU-exchange programme, she was selected as visting PhD at the Université de Genève in March 2019. In October and November 2019 Tabitha was a research fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). She has furthermore worked as a consulting expert in restitution issues abroad and lectures on this subject both in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
Property and restitution issues after periods of injustice – Constitutional Law – Administrative Law
Prof. Wouter Veraart (VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Marc de Wilde (University of Amsterdam).
T. I. Oost, Restitution Policies on Nazi-Looted Art in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Change from a Legal to a Moral Paradigm? International Journal of Cultural Property (2018) 25:139–178.
F.C.M.A Michiels & T.I. Oost, Handhaving jegens overheden, in: F.C.M.A. Michiels en E.R. Muller (red.), Handhaving. Bestuursrechtelijk handhaven in Nederland, Deventer: Kluwer 2013, p. 127-162.
T.I. Oost (2012). In an Effort to do Justice? Restitution Policies and the Washington Principles. Amsterdam: Centre of Art, Law and Policy, University of Amsterdam.
J.F. de Groot, R.R. Crince le Roy, J. Hoekstra & T.I. Oost (Eds.). (2008). Parlementaire geschiedenis grondexploitatiewet. Den Haag: IBR, Instituut voor Bouwrecht.