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Dr. Laurens Lavrysen

Affiliated Researcher

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Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's Bio

Laurens Lavrysen joined the Human Rights Centre as a PhD researcher in 2010. In April 2016, he successfully defended his PhD “Human Rights in a Positive State: Rethinking the Relationship between Positive and Negative Obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights” (published by Intersentia). He continued to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Human Rights Centre, until joining the (Belgian) Federal Human Rights Institute as a legal officer in 2021. As an affiliated researcher at the Human Rights Centre, Laurens still occasionally writes about all things human rights related.

Laurens has written on various topics in the area of ECHR law, including on the positive obligations doctrine (e.g. the volume “Coercive Human Rights”, edited with Dr. Natasa Mavronicola and published by Hart Publishing), the principle of proportionality, the notion of procedural justice and poverty as a human rights issue. He also has a research interest in the area of the history of the ECHR, in particular in Belgium (e.g. an article in The Legal History Review).

Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's Publications

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Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's Professional Positions

  • Affiliated postdoctoral fellow (Feb 2021 – ongoing)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO) Human Rights Centre, Ghent University (Oct 2018 – Jan 2021)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  Human Rights Centre, Ghent University (May 2016 – September 2018)
  • Fellow Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Human Rights Centre, Ghent University October 2011 – 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Public Law, Ghent University October 2010 – September 2011

Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's Education

  • PhD in Law, Ghent University (2016)
  • Master in Law, Ghent University (2010)
  • Bachelor in Law, Ghent University (2008)
Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's work details
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Dr. Laurens Lavrysen's expertise
  • Human rights law
  • The European Court of Human Rights
  • History of human rights


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