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SHORT BIO

Evelyn Merckx is Academic Assistant in human rights law at the Department of European, Public and International Law. She holds a Master of Law from Ghent University (2014). Her research interests concern international human rights law, children’s rights, family law,  international humanitarian law and (international) criminal law. Her Master thesis concerned the focus of the European Union on human rights law and humanitarian law in the accession process of the ex-Yugoslavian candidate states, in particular with regard to their history of violent conflicts. 

Evelyn assists Prof. Dr. Yves Haeck in the Bachelor course of Human Rights Law at Ghent University.  In her PhD research Evelyn adopts an intradisciplinary approach by studying the compliance of Belgian family law with international human rights law and children’s rights. The PhD namely focusses on children’s rights and child-friendly justice in custody and access proceedings during and after parental separation.

WORK DETAILS

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Evelyn Merckx

POSITION Academic Assistant and PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Evelyn.Merckx[@]UGent.be

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 68 23 /+32 (0) 478 44 46 24 (cell phone)

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 69 11

WORKING DAYS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 2nd floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Academic Assistant Human Rights Law (2014 – ongoing)

EDUCATION

University Degrees

  • Master in Law, Ghent University, Belgium, 2014

EXPERTISE

Human Rights Law 

Children’s rights 

Family Law

TEACHING

  • Practical lessons human rights law, Ghent University
  • Human Rights Law, assisting Prof. Dr. Yves Haeck, Ghent University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • Evelyn Merckx, “Het EHRM over ouderlijk gezag en verblijf in het belang van het kind na relatiebreuk”, T. Fam. 2017, 241-264.
  • Evelyn Merckx, “Sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek als leidraad bij het vormgeven van kinderrechten in de wet: De voorkeursregel voor het gelijkmatig verdeeld verblijf: een gemiste kans?”, TJK 2019, 10-27.

 

PUBLICATIONS

All publications by Evelyn Merckx are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, Evelyn Merckx@BiblioUGent.

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