- PhD Research Fellow, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (October 2016 – present)
Tess Heirwegh is a PhD Research Fellow at the Human Rights Centre from October 2016. After finishing her studies in Law at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium, 2015), she obtained a European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation at EIUC (Venice, Italy) and Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) (2016).
She participates in the multi-disciplinary project ‘Procedural fairness in local approaches to multicultural conflicts’, which includes researchers in the fields of human rights law, psychology and sociology. Her PhD research focuses on the development of local human rights approaches to prevent and address multicultural conflicts.
Co-author of Amicus Curiae Brief in the ECtHR case Zeshan Muhammad v. Spain