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Olivier Ubananeza

Doctoral Researcher

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Olivier Ubananeza's 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.


Olivier Ubananeza's Publications

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Olivier Ubananeza's 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)

Olivier Ubananeza's 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
Olivier Ubananeza's work details
  • 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
  • Secretariat: +32 (0)9 264 69 11
Olivier Ubananeza's expertise
  • Cross-cultural dialogues on human rights
  • Gender, human rights and cultural diversity
  • Advocacy at the African Human Rights System


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