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Māris Burbergs

Affiliated Researcher

  • Email Maris.Burbergs[@]
  • Phone +371 25 66 80 33 (Cell phone)
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Māris Burbergs' Bio

Māris Burbergs is a PhD Research Fellow. He studied law in Latvia, and human rights for his master’s degree in Italy and Luxembourg before moving to Belgium to pursue his PhD studies at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University.

Before joining the Human Rights Centre as a PhD Researcher in 2009, Māris worked as a lector in several universities in Latvia (2008 – 2009), where he taught human rights, and as a legal adviser at the Office of the Ombudsman of Latvia (2009).

His PhD research focuses on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. More specifically, on the legal argumentation given by the Convention organs when determining the scope of Article 8 rights. His PhD research is part of a bigger project carried out at the Human Rights Centre by several researchers – “Strengthening the European Court of Human Rights: More Accountability through Better Legal Reasoning”.

Māris Burbergs' Publications

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Māris Burbergs' Professional Positions

  • PhD Researcher, Ghent University, Human Rights Centre (2009 – 2014)
  • Legal Adviser, Office of the Ombudsman of Latvia (2009)
  • Lecturer, Riga Stradins University, Latvia (2008 – 2009)
  • Lecturer, University of Latvia (2008)

Māris Burbergs' Education

University degrees

  • Doctor in Law, Ghent University, Belgium, 2009 – ongoing
  • E.MA, EUIC, Italy, 2007
  • Master in Law, University of Latvia, 2006

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

  • Legal Research Network summer school ‘Legal Argumentation and legal Reasoning’, Lille, France, 2013
Māris Burbergs' work details
  • Fax: +32 (0)9 264 69 85
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Secretariat: +32 (0)9 264 69 11
Māris Burbergs' expertise
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Right to privacy


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