Olivier-Ubananeza

SHORT BIO

Olivier Ubananeza is a doctoral researcher at the Human Rights Centre.

Olivier holds a Master’s degree in law from Ghent University (2017) and a Bachelor’s degree in law from Université Saint Louis in Brussels (2012).

He started his PhD research in March 2018. His research covers the advancement of LGBTIQ* human rights within the African Human Rights system with a focus on the work of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and its interaction with civil society on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Title of his research: The issue of LGBTIQ* rights in the discourse and practices of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

His Master’s thesis was about the EU’s strategic partnership with the African Union on the fight against irregular immigration.

WORK DETAILS

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Olivier Ubananeza

POSITION PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Olivier.Ubananeza[@]UGent.be

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 69 11

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 1st floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Ph.D. Researcher, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (March 2018 – present)
  • French teacher for non-native speakers (2014-2017)
  • Legal translator (2012)

EDUCATION

University degrees

  • Candidate for Doctor of Laws, Doctoral School of Arts, Law and Humanities, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (2018 – present)
  • Masters of Law (2017) at Ghent University
  • Bachelors of law (2015) at Université Saint-Louis-Brussels
  • Masters of multilingual business communication (2012) at Université catholique de Louvain
  • Masters in European Studies (2010) at Université catholique de Louvain
  • BA in translation studies (2008) at Université Mons-Hainaut

EXPERTISE

  • Cross-cultural dialogues on human rights
  • Gender, human rights and cultural diversity
  • Advocacy at the African Human Rights System

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

ALL PUBLICATIONS

All publications by Olivier Ubananeza are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, OlivierUbananeza@BiblioUGent.

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