Eva Sevrin is a doctoral researcher and teaching assistant in human rights law and migration law, under the supervision of prof. Koen Lemmens (KU Leuven) and her co-promotor, prof. Ellen Desmet (UGent). She is part of the MigrLaw research group at UGent, and Leuven Centre for Public Law at KU Leuven. Her PhD focuses on the position of irremovable persons in irregular residence, with a particular focus on human rights analysis. She also launched the podcast “‘t Zijn uw zaken wel” in 2022, in which the stories of the people behind ECtHR judgments against Belgium are narrated in an accessible manner.
Eva obtained her master’s degree in law from KU Leuven (Magna Cum Laude) in 2022. In 2018, she also obtained a master’s degree in Language and Literature (Magna Cum Laude). During her time as a student, she interned at various institutions and organisations. In 2021, Eva worked as a legal intern in the House of Representatives, where she collaborated on the bill to criminalise ecocide. Eva interned six months in 2020 for the human rights organisation Human Rights Watch.
During her undergraduate law degree, Eva was selected to participate in the course “Sexual Minority Rights in Africa” (University of Pretoria) in South Africa. She also participated in a variety of activities such as the Frits Kalshoven Moot Court, extracurricular seminars on Human Rights Advocacy and the Constitutional Court, and summer schools such as “Contemporary Challenges in Public International Law” (LSE) and “LGBT rights from a European perspective” (Radboud University). Eva also combined her studies with volunteer work to promote the social position of students. She co-founded the diversity platform Undivided, which allowed students with minority characteristics to contribute directly to KU Leuven’s diversity policy. She was also writer and editor of social affairs at Veto, the Leuven student newspaper.
Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken