Photo of Pieter Cannoot, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University

SHORT BIO

Pieter Cannoot is academic assistant within the research group of (Belgian and international) constitutional law. He studied law at Ghent University, graduating summa cum laude. During his studies, Pieter worked as student-assistant at the Ghent European Law Institute (GELI).

Pieter assists Prof. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte in the Bachelor course of Constitutional Law and the Advanced Study of Constitutional Law. He also supervises bachelor and master theses.

His PhD research focuses on the right to the autonomous experience of sex, sexual orientation and gender (identity). In this regard, he studies how a constitutional right to individual autonomy could better protect the legal status of LGBTIQ persons, as well as to what extent the Belgian legal system could become gender indifferent.

Pieter is founding editor of the Belgian Constitutional Law Blog.

WORK DETAILS

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Pieter Cannoot

POSITION Academic Assistant and PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Pieter.Cannoot[@]UGent.be

BLOG Belgian Constitutional Law Blog

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 68 22 / +32 (0) 499 21 03 46 (Cell phone)

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 68 18

WORKING DAYS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 2nd floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Academic Assistant, Department of Constitutional Law and Human Rights Centre (2014 – ongoing)

EDUCATION

University Degrees

  • Master of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2014 (greatest distinction).
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2012 (greatest distinction).

TEACHING

  • Practical exercises constitutional law, Ghent University
  • Advanced Study of constitutional law, assisting Prof. Dr. Vande Lanotte, Ghent University
  • Constitutional Law, assisting Prof. Dr. Vande Lanotte, Ghent University

SCIENTIFIC HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

  • ‘Prize for best student bachelor and master combined’ during the Law Studies, awarded by Ghent University, 2014

EXPERTISE

  • Belgian constitutional law
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Human rights law
  • European law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Pieter Cannoot and Helena De Vylder, Het federale, Vlaamse en Brusselse regeerakkoord doorgelicht: enkele mensenrechtelijke knelpunten, [The federal, Flemish and Brussels’ government agreement analysed: some human rights challenges], TvMR 2014, p. 4-7.
  • Pieter Cannoot and Evelyn Merckx, Algemeen hoofddoekenverbod in GO!-onderwijs in strijd met godsdienstvrijheid, [General ban on headscarves in communal education in conflict with freedom of religion], CDPK, 2015, p. 626-634.

ALL PUBLICATIONS

All publications by Pieter Cannoot are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, PieterCannoot@BiblioUGent.

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