Anne-Katrin Speck is a PhD researcher within the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University. Their research focuses on the evidence regime developed by the European Court of Human Rights, as part of the larger ERC-funded project “DISSECT: Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication”, under the supervision of Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour.
Anne holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from Essex University, UK and a B.A. in International Relations from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. They are a ‘pracademic’, having moved between the worlds of academia, civil society, and international organisations. Following their postgraduate studies, Anne worked within the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), for which they have since acted as an expert consultant on several occasions. Between 2015 and 2018, they were a Research Associate at Middlesex University London within the ESRC-funded Human Rights Law Implementation Project (HRLIP). Before joining the Human Rights Centre in June 2020, Anne acted as Co-Director of the European Implementation Network (EIN), an NGO based in Strasbourg that works with civil society actors from across the Council of Europe region to promote the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken
Member of the European Implementation Network (EIN) (2020-ongoing)
Member of Amnesty International (German section) (2005–ongoing).