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”.
Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken