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Dr. Christophe
Van der Beken

Affiliated Researcher

  • Academic Title Dr.
  • Email Christophe.VanderBeken[@]UGent.be
  • Phone +251 9 20 32 80 18
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Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's Bio

Christophe Van der Beken is an associated Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He is also an Associate Professor at the Addis Ababa University, College of Law and Governance Studies. He obtained his LLM (2000) and PhD degrees in law (2006) at Ghent University.

From 2000 to 2007 Christophe worked as an academic assistant at the Department of public law of Ghent University. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a doctor-assistant at the same department, teaching courses in the field of law and development with particular attention to Africa. In 2010 Christophe became an Associate Professor at the Ethiopian Civil Service University in Addis Ababa where he is teaching courses in the field of federalism, constitutional law and minority rights.

His PhD research examined the relationship between federalism and the protection of minority rights focusing on Africa and Ethiopia. His current research focuses on federalism, sub-national constitutional law, minority rights and local government in Ethiopia.

Christophe is a member of the editorial board of Afrika Focus journal and of the IACL (International Association of Constitutional Law) research group on Subnational Constitutions in Federal and Quasi-Federal Constitutional States.

Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's Publications

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Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's Professional Positions

  • Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, College of Law and Governance Studies (2017 – ongoing).
  • Associate Professor, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies (2010 – 2017).
  • Doctor Assistant, Ghent University, Department of Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre (2007 – 2010).
  • Academic Assistant, Ghent University, Department of Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre (2000 – 2007)

Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's Education

University degrees

  • Doctor in Law, Ghent University, Belgium, 2006
  • Graduate in the Advanced Studies in European Law (LLM), Ghent University, 2000
  • Licentiate in Law (5 year study programme) (LLB), Ghent University, 1999

Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's Sideline activities/memberships

  • Member of the editorial board of Afrika Focus journal
  • Member of the IACL (International Association of Constitutional Law) research group on Subnational Constitutions in Federal and Quasi-Federal Constitutional States
  • Occasional peer review for various international academic journals
  • Head of the Department of Federalism and Local Government Studies, Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies, Ethiopian Civil Service University
  • Occasional consultancy
Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium or Addis Ababa University, College of Law and Governance Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Secretariat: +32 (0)9 264 69 11
Dr. Christophe Van der Beken's expertise
  • Federalism
  • Minority rights
  • Public Law in Ethiopia

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