Johan Vande Lanotte is professor emeritus of constitutional law at Ghent University. He served as director of the Human Rights Centre. He teached constitutional law in the bachelor and master years and supervised several masters theses. He is member of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context.
He obtained his PhD in Law at Ghent University in 1986, focusing on decentralization. He is the author of several renowned handbooks on Belgian public law and international human rights.
Johan Vande Lanotte is Minister of State and Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.