Editorial board

Human Rights & International Legal Discourse
is run by an editorial board composed of academic experts from the law faculties of the universities of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Utrecht. It has an advisory board composed of distinguished international experts.
  

Editorial Board

Eva Brems (LL.M. Harvard 1995, Ph.D. Catholic University Leuven 1999) is a Professor of Human Rights Law at Ghent University. Her research interests include most areas of human rights law, in European and international law as well as in the law of countries in the South. She is also a member of the Belgian Parliament.
E-mail: eva.brems@ugent.be

Petra Foubert (LL.M. Harvard 1999, Ph.D. KU Leuven 2002) is a Professor and Program Director at the Law School of Hasselt University, where she teaches Principles of Law and Advanced Social Law. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of European social law and antidiscrimination law. She is also a senior associate at Curia, a Leuven based law firm.
E-mail: petra.foubert@uhasselt.be


Alexia Herwig (JSD NYU, LLM NYU, BSc LSE) is Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp in the field of international economic law. Her research focuses on WTO law and domestic regulation, the role of human rights in WTO law, the constitutionalization of international economic law and on the application of legal and polititical philosophy to economic globalization, with specific emphasis on questions of democracy, rights and distributive justice.
E-mail: alexia.herwig@uantwerpen.be

Frank Maes is professor Public International Law at the Law Faculty of Ghent University and head of the Department European, Public and International Law. He holds a Master in Political Sciences: Diplomatic Sciences – Ghent University, a Master in Shipping Law, University of Antwerp (UFSIA) and has a PhD in Law, Ghent University. He lecturers inter alia International and European Environmental Law, Environmental Legislation and Protection of Oceans and Seas. He is research Director of the Maritime Institute of Ghent University. His research is focussed on international and European environmental law, in particular climate change law, fresh water law and protection of oceans and seas. Other research interests are maritime spatial planning and law of the sea. His main publications are in the field of marine environmental law and policy.


Cedric Ryngaert (PhD Leuven University 2007) s Professor of International Law and director of the masters programme in Public International Law at Utrecht University, where he teaches international law and the law of international organizations. His main research interests are non-state actors, international organizations, international criminal justice, jurisdiction and immunities.
E-mail: c.m.j.ryngaert@uu.nl


Stefaan Smis is professor international dispute settlement, international human rights law and methodology of Law at the Law Faculty of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. At the University of Westminster in London (School of Law) he teaches International Criminal Law. He is currently also a guest lecturer at the History Department of the University of Ghent for a course on History of Africa. His main research areas are international human rights law, international dispute settlement and regional integration in Africa.
E-mail: ssmis@vub.ac.be 
 
Stefan Sottiaux
Stefan Sottiaux (M.Jur. Oxford 2000, Ph.D. Antwerp 2006) teaches constitutional law and discrimination law at the Catholic University of Leuven and is an attorney at the Brussels Bar. He previously held a position as Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. His research interests include human rights law, terrorism, free speech, and constitutional theory.
 
Wouter Vandenhole (LL.M. University of Warwick, Ph.D. Catholic University of Leuven) teaches human rights law at the University of Antwerp, where he also holds the UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights. His research focuses on children’s rights, economic, social and cultural rights, transnational human rights obligations, and the interface of human rights law and international development law. More information on www.uantwerp.be/wouter-vandenhole
E-mail: wouter.vandenhole@uantwerp.be


Kim Van der Borght teaches international economic law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the University of Westminster. His research interests include international development, economic and social human rights and international economic law.
E-mail: kvdborgh@vub.ac.be 


Jan Wouters is Jean Monnet Chair and full professor of international law and international organizations and director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven. He is also visiting professor at the College of Europe, president of the Flemish Foreign Affairs Council and of counsel at Linklaters in Brussels. He has published widely on international, European, human rights and corporate law.
E-mail: jan.wouters@lggs.kuleuven.be
Website: www.internationallaw.eu and www.globalgovernancestudies.eu
 
Giselle Corradi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. She holds a PhD in Law (2012, Ghent University) and a Masters in Comparative Science of Culture (2005, Ghent University). Her research focuses on the interplay between human rights practice and plural legal orders in a variety of contexts, with particular attention for gender.

 

Advisory Board
 
General Human Rights
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im (Emory Law School, USA)
Prof. Upendra Baxi (Warwick University, UK)
Prof. Marc Bossuyt (Antwerp University, Belgium)
Prof. Kevin Boyle (University of Essex, UK)
Prof. B.S. Chimni (WB National University of Juridical Sciences)
Dr. Philippe Cullet (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK & International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva Switzerland (NGO))
Victor Dankwa (University of Ghana, Ghana and member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights)
Prof. Koen De Feyter (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Prof. Olivier Deschutter (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Prof. Jack Donnelly (Andrew Mellon Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Univeristy of Denver, USA)
Prof. Cees Flinterman (Universiteit Utrecht, member of the Committee on the elimination of discrimination against women)
Prof. Yash Ghai (Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Aeyal Gross (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Prof. Li-An Thio (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Prof. Marc Pallemaerts (ULB-VUB & IEEP, Belgium)
Prof. Anne Peters (Universität Basel, Switzerland)
Prof. Jeremy Sarkin (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
Prof. Magdalena Sepulveda (University of Peace, Costa Rica)
Prof. Issa Shivji (Professor of Legal Theory, Human Rights, Law and Development; University of Dar-el-Salaam,Tanzania)
Prof. Surya Subedi OBE (University of Leeds, UK)
Prof. James Thuo Gathii (Associate Professor of Law, Albany Law School, USA)
Prof. Françoise Tulkens (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Prof. Yogesh Tyagi, (University Jawaharlal Nehru)
Prof. Christine Van den Wyngaert (Antwerp University, Belgium)
Prof. Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo (President of International Insitute of Law and Society, Toronto)