Geertrui Daem is a practicing Legal Officer at the Agency for Integration and Civic integration (Agentschap voor Integratie en Inburgering) (since 2016). As a legal expert, she provides judicial support and training to local authorities, organisations and newcomers for a correct implementation of immigration law and refugee law.
Geertrui is also a teaching assistent at the Legal Clinic in the Ghent University, Faculty of Law and criminology since 2018. She studied Law in Ghent and Aix-en- Provence (2003) and holds an additional Master in Conflict and Development (2004).
After practicing three years as a lawyer specialized in migration and asylum law at the Antwerp Bar, Geertrui moved to Algeria (Algiers) where she worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as a Refugee Status Determination Officer for two years.
Afterwards, she took up short positions as a legal officer for the Flemish Refugee Action (Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen) and the Belgian Refugee Council (now Nansen vzw). Geertrui was also an independent consultant for UNHCR Brussels and conducted, as a national expert for Belgium, research for the report “Safe at last”, a comparative study regarding requests for subsidiairy protection in the EU.
In 2011, she moved to Kenya (Nairobi) for one year, where she was employed as Resettlement Officer for UNHCR. Between 2012 and 2016, Geertrui Daem worked as a legal officer for the Belgian Refugee Council (now Nansen vzw) where she provided legal support to numerous asylum seekers.
FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Geertrui Daem
POSITION Teaching Assistant
TELEPHONE +32 (0) 484 50 88 22
SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 69 09
WORKING DAYS Wednesday
OFFICE HOURS 09:00 – 17:00
CONTACT HOURS On appointment
VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 3th floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Department of European, Public and International Law, Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Teaching assistant in Legal Clinic, Ghent University
All publications by Geertrui Daem are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, GeertruiDaem@BiblioUGent.