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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. Toon Moonen in the Bachelor course of Belgian Public Law and the Advanced Study of Constitutional Law. He also assists Prof. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte in the Bachelor course of Constitutional Law. He regularly gives guest lectures in the Special Study of Law and Gender, taught by Prof. Dr. Eva Brems.

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, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Departm. EPIL, Research  Group Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Universiteitstraat 4, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Academic Assistant,Ghent University, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Department of European, Public and International Law (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
  • Belgian Public Law, assisting Prof. Dr. Toon Moonen, Ghent University
  • Advanced Study of constitutional law, assisting Prof. Dr. Toon Moonen, 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

SIDELINE ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS

EXPERTISE

  • Belgian constitutional law 
  • Comparative constitutional law 
  • Human rights law 
  • Law and gender 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • • Pieter Cannoot, The pathologisation of trans* persons in the ECtHR’s case law on legal gender recognition, NQHR 2019 (in press)
  • Pieter Cannoot, Let it be: het recht op persoonlijke autonomie van personen met intersekse/DSD [Let it be: the right to personal autonomy of persons with intersex/DSD], Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie 2017, p. 87-94
  • Johan Vande Lanotte, Jurgen Goossens and Pieter Cannoot, Rechtsbescherming in het publiekrecht [Judicial review in public law], Bruges, die Keure, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Pieter Cannoot and Jurgen Goossens, Belgian federalism after the sixth state reform, Perspectives on federalism 2015, 7(2), p. 29-55

ALL PUBLICATIONS

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

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