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.