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, psychology and sociology. Her PhD research focuses on the development of local human rights approaches to prevent and address multicultural conflicts.

WORK DETAILS

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Tess Heirwegh

POSITION PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Tess.Heirwegh[@]ugent.be

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 84 38

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 69 11

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

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

• PhD research fellow (2016 – ongoing).

EDUCATION

University DegreesCurrent Selection

  • European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation at EIUC (Venice, Italy) and Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) (2016).
  • Master of Laws in Law, Ghent University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law, Ghent University (2013).

SIDELINE ACTIVITIES

Co-author of Amicus Curiae Brief in the ECtHR case Zeshan Muhammad v. Spain

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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