Arnout Schelstraete is a PhD research fellow within the ConstitUGent research unit and is a member of the Human Rights Centre. In 2015 he obtained a Master’s diploma of Law at Ghent University.
After starting his career as a lawyer with LDR-advocaten (2015-2016) he enrolled as a law clerk (‘referendaris’), assisting the judges of the Council for Permit Disputes (Raad voor Vergunningsbetwistingen or ‘RvVb’) and the Enforcement Court (Handhavingscollege or ‘HHC’). Since 2019 he has been a member of the coordination Bureau of the Service of the Administrative Courts (Dienst van de Bestuursrechtscolleges or ‘DBRC’).
He has a particular interest in questions of law regarding the Council for Permit Disputes and the Council of State and concerning the environmental disputes brought before them (cf. master’s thesis: “De Raad voor Vergunningsbetwistingen: vergelijking van de rechtspraak met deze van de Raad van State” – 2015).
Arnout’s research project is focused on the rise of regional administrative courts and the uncharted domain of rule of law questions related to that specific phenomenon.
•Master of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2013-15 (great distinction)
•Bachelor of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2009-2013 (distinction)
Member of STORM (Stedenbouw, Omgeving, Ruimtelijke ordening en Milieu) – die Keure