Cornelia is a senior researcher within the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the evidence regimes developed by and within the framework of the Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (such as the HRC, CAT, CERD, CRC or CEDAW), as part of the larger ERC-funded project “DISSECT: Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication” headed by Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour.
Cornelia holds a PhD in Law from Birkbeck College, University of London, an LLM International Law from the University of Sussex and an undergraduate law degree from the University of Salzburg. Before joining the Human Rights Centre and DISSECT, Cornelia was a postdoctoral fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, in Germany. Her research interests revolve around international human rights law (esp ECHR, discrimination, minority rights and group rights) and the intersections between the law of armed conflict and human rights law. The interest in discrimination research has led her to a closer study of UN Treaty Bodies, in particular CERD and its treatment of evidence, and she will build upon and further develop these research perspectives as a member of DISSECT.
Collective punishment and international human rights law, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020)