Photo fof Cathérine Van de Graaf, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University


Cathérine Van de Graaf is a doctoral research fellow at the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University. She completed her Master of Laws at the University of Antwerp (2014). She is enrolled in an LLM International Human Rights Law at the University of Lund and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

Prior to her current position, Cathérine was a junior associate at Xirius Advocaten, where her tasks consisted primarily of writing applications and preparing cases in various matters of administrative and constitutional law.

Her PhD research focuses on the integration of procedural fairness in local approaches to multicultural conflicts. With this research, she participates in the multi-disciplinary project ‘Procedural fairness in local approaches to multicultural conflicts’, that includes researchers in the fields of human rights, psychology and sociology.


FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Cathérine Van de Graaf

POSITION PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Cathérine.VandeGraaf[@]

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 84 38

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 69 11

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS on appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 1st Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, 9000 Ghent, Belgium


  • PhD research Fellow Oct. 2016 – present
  • Junior Associate Xirius Advocaten (2014-2015)


University Degrees

• Master in Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 2014.
• Bachelor in Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium, 2012.

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

• LLM in International Human Rights Law, Lund University, Sweden, (ongoing).


All publications by Cathérine Van de Graaf are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, Catherine.Vandegraaf@BiblioUGent.

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