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Aurélie Van Baelen

Teaching Assistant

  • Email aurelie.vanbaelen[@]ugent.be
  • Phone +32 (0)9 264 97 50/ +32 (0) 473 76 85 89 (Cell phone)
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Aurélie Van Baelen's Bio

Aurélie Van Baelen is an academic assistant International Human Rights Law under the supervision of Professor Yves Haeck. She is also a member of the Human Rights Centre.

Aurélie holds a Master of Laws with a specialization in Human Rights Law and International law from the University of Antwerp (2017). During an exchange with the North-West University of Potchefstroom, South Africa (2016), Aurélie seized the opportunity to study socio-economic rights in a developing context and the effects of climate change on fundamental rights with a special focus on developing countries. After obtaining her Master degree, Aurélie enrolled in the interdisciplinary programme ‘Law & Politics of International Security’ at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2018). Following her postgraduate studies, Aurélie worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels and the Belgian Red Cross (International Humanitarian Law Department). Before starting at the UGent, Aurélie worked as a consultant for Transitional International where she supported the Rule of Law and Prevention of Violent Extremism & Radicalization (POVER) desk.

Aurélie Van Baelen's Publications

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Aurélie Van Baelen's Professional positions

  • Assistant International Human Rights at the Ghent University (2020-ongoing)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels
  • Belgian Red Cross (International Humanitarian Law Department)
  • Consultant for Transitional International (the Rule of Law and Prevention of Violent Extremism & Radicalization (POVER) desk)

Aurélie Van Baelen's Education

University Degrees

  • LLM Law & Politics of International Security, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2018
  • Master of Laws, specialization Human Rights, International & European Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium 2017 (distinction)
  • Master of Laws, specialization Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, North-West University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, 2016 (distinction)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 2015

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

  •  IOVIS Peace & Conflict (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Current Legal Issues in Post-Conflict and Transitional Societies (CLISS, Cyprus University and University of Sarajevo)
  • International Humanitarian Law (Belgian Red Cross)
Aurélie Van Baelen's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 2nd Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Aurélie Van Baelen's expertise
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human Rights in conflicts
  • Transitional Societies

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