Clara Burbano Herrera is a professor of International Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law & Criminology, Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context (UGent) (2019–present), a Guest Professor at the University of Geneva (2015–present) and the University of Pretoria (2012–present). She is also Associated Research scholar at the University of Bergen (2016-present). Before that, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University (2010-2014, 2016-2017), Junior Researcher at Ghent University (Special Research Fund Grant, BOF) (2004-2008), and a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Los Andes, Colombia (2001–2004). Clara has been teaching at Harvard University (2015) and the University of Malta (2007-2008).
Besides, Clara has been a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (2014–2015), a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (2015-2016), a Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (in 2016, 2017 and 2020), the American University Washington College of Law (2010), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (2010-2011), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2008-2009) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2011).
Clara holds a PhD from Ghent University (2009), a Postgraduate Degree (ManaMa) on Constitutional Law from the National University of Colombia (2004), a LLM in Fundamental Rights from the University Carlos III of Madrid (2003) and a Master of Law from the University of Los Andes (2001).
Dr Burbano Herrera has broad research interests in international human rights law, comparative regional human rights systems and constitutional law. With her research Clara has been awarded the Dutch Prince Bernhard Price for Innovative Research.
Clara co-founder and executive member of the Inter-American Human Rights Network.
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