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Dr. Joyce De Coninck

Senior Researcher

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Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Bio

Joyce De Coninck is a post-doctoral researcher affiliated with Ghent University (BE) and a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University (NYC). She is currently working on developing a model of relational human rights responsibility, to effectively apportion human rights responsibility stemming from hybrid forms of cooperation involving state actors and non-state actors such as international organizations and private entities. Specifically, she focuses on apportioning human rights responsibility following border management measures involving States, the EU and artificially intelligent systems developed by private entities.

Joyce De Coninck holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude) and obtained her doctoral degree at Ghent University in 2021 titled “Catch-22 in the Law of Responsibility of International Organizations – Systemic Deficiencies in the EU Responsibility Paradigm for Unlawful Human Rights Conduct in Integrated Border Management”. Joyce was subsequently selected as an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center of New York University (2021-2022).

Prior thereto, Joyce was an academic assistant at the Department of European, Public and International Law (UGent), where she coached and continues to coach the Jessup Moot Court team, the ELMC Moot Court team, as well as the Price Media Law Moot Court. In addition, she was a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (2020-2021), at Leiden University (2021-2022) and has provided ad hoc lectures at various institutions, including the College of Europe (Belgium).

Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Publications

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Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Professional Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (August 2021-ongoing)
  • Ph.D. Researcher at the Department of Criminology, Criminal law and Social Law (2014 – July 2021)
  • FreSsco (Free Movement of Workers and Social Security Coordination) Scientific Researcher (2014 – 2021)
  • Coach of the EMLC Moot Court (2017 – ongoing)
  • Junior Associate Pappas and Associates (2013 – 2014)
  • Assistant Coach JESSUP Moot Court UGent Team (2013 – 2015)
  • Law Tutor for university law students at Cum Laude in Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Education

  • Doctor of Laws, Ghent University. 2021
  • LLM International and European Law (Summa Cum Laude) – Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) 2015
  • Master of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) – Ghent University 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws – Ghent University 2010

Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Teaching/conference presentation

  • Assistant Coach JESSUP Moot Court UGent (2013 – 2015)

Dr. Joyce De Coninck's Sideline activities/memberships

  • Volunteer at the Flemish Youth Council
  • Founder of the Romania Club at the American School of Paris
Dr. Joyce De Coninck's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Braunschool, Voldersstraat 3, 2nd floor
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Department of European, Public and International Law, Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Office hours: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Working days: Monday - Friday
Dr. Joyce De Coninck's expertise
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • EU Law (free movement law and social security coordination)
  • Anti-discrimination Law
  • Migration Law
  • Public International Law


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