Ongoing PhD research

AKARSU Özge  - Community beyond the Borders of the Modern Nation-State. A Spinozian Account

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and H. Lindahl (University of Tilburg)

AKKERMAN M.-S. - Civil rights of non-national individuals within the EU: The right to be part of a political community

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and H. Lindahl (University of Tilburg)

AKIN Cenay Parent company liability for human rights and environmental law violations committed by subsidiaries: Recognising legal and normative aspects

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and A. Herwig

BALDAN Frederica - Patent Governance, Patent Reforms & Institutional Change: A Comparative Analysis of Patent reforms in Europe, the US and Japan

Supervisor: E. Van Zimmeren

BALDINGER Sebastian - Understanding Laws and the Laws of Understanding

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and R. Heinrich (University of Vienna)

BAZRAFKAN Azernoosh - The era of emerging BITs: a race to the bottom for developing countries in absence of a multilateral treaty to regulate FDI

Supervisors: A. Herwig and T. Cottier (World Trad Institute, Universiteit Bern)

BIELEN Samantha A law and economics analysis of court delay

Supervisors: W. Marneffe (University Hasselt) and P. Popelier

BROSENS LindaHet fiscaal inwonerschap als aanknopingspunt (herbekeken) vanuit een nationaal en internationaal perspectief

Supervisor: N. Plets

CASTELEIN Ciska De ‘in’breiding van de EU. – The ‘In’largement of the EU

Supervisors: J. Meeusen and G. Straetmans

DE GROOT Matthias - Naar een algemeen model van overheidstoezicht op private instellingen die een overheidstaak uitvoeren/Towards a general model for public supervision on private entities performing a public task

Supervisor: I. Opdebeek

DE JAEGERE Josephine - Het Grondwettelijk Hof gekneld tussen zijn rol als hoeder van consensusdemocratie en deliberatieve verwachtingen

Supervisors: P. Popelier and J. Beyers (PSW)

FILLERS Aleksandrs - The specific character, principles and objectives of European conflict of laws

Supervisor: J. Meeusen

GEUENS Maaike - Het Europees burgerinitiatief als emanatie van directe burgerparticipatie: een verhoogde democratische werking van de Europese Unie? - The European Citizen's Initiative as emanation of direct citizen's participation: increasing the democratic functioning of the European Union?

Supervisor: J. Meeusen

GRAZIADEI Stefan - Constitutional Courts as Internal Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in Consociational Democracies? A case study in Bosnia en Belgium

Supervisor: P. Popelier and J. Marko

JENART Cedric - Constitutional principles on outsourcing law-making power to non-democratically legitimized actors in European states

Supervisor: J. Velaers

KIRAC Ayse Irem - Progression in Global Democracy from Local Governments to Global Decision-making Mechanisms

Supervisor: A. Herwig

KOLLINIATI Maria-Artemis - The conflict among rights: The failure of Deontology and Consequentialism. The Perfectionist conception of Human Rights and collective goods

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and B. van Roermund (University of Tilburg)

LAMBRECHT Sarah - De dynamiek tussen nationale en regionale grondrechtenbescherming in Europa: naar convergentie?/The Dynamics between National and Regional Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe: a Practice of Convergence?

Supervisor: P. Popelier

LATTA Richard - The Validity of International Law and Municipal Legal Systems: A Monistic and Positivistic Account

Supervisors: G. Pavlakos and H. Lindahl (Universiteit Tilburg)

LETTANIE Ute - The ECB from the Viewpoint of Constitutionalism: Problems of Accountability, Legitimacy and Judicial Review

Supervisor: P. Popelier

MOONS Nico - Law in Action: (how) does the right to housing work (out)

Supervisors: B. Hubeau and W. Vandenhole

MURHULA Batumike Paterne - La gestion du contentieux électoral en afrique des grands lacs: cas de la RDC, du Burundi et du Rwanda

Supervisors: S. Vandeginste and P. Popelier 

NUSAIR Nadeen - Gene Patenting from a Global, Governance Perspective: A Camparative Study on the Impact of Gene Patents on Personalized Medicine

Supervisor: E. Van Zimmeren

NYSTEN Sander - Open Metropolitan Design & Intellectual Property Management

Supervisors: E. Van Zimmeren and S. Pauwels (FOW)

PANG Yuliang - How China Better Accommodates Itself to the Multilateral Trading System under the Context of Globalization and Trade Liberalization

Supervisor: A. Herwig

PATIÑO ÁLVAREZ Aída Araceli - Do the Constitutional Courts contribute to the democratization process?

Supervisor: P. Popelier

ROGULA Cezary - Dispute Management. The principles of out-of-court dispute settlement with specific reference to commercial mediation

Supervisors: Bernard Hubeau and Gert Straetmans

RUIZLOPART ESPINOSA Ulises - Establishing the legal regime of irregular migrant workers with respect to their human rights, especially ESCR, and the responsibility of the state when violating such rights. A comparative approach between the Americas and Europe

Supervisor: Dirk Vanheule

SAHADZIC Maja - Constitutional asymmetry in multi-tiered multinational system

Supervisors: P. POpelier (UA) and J. Marko (Graz)

TODTS Liesbeth - Naar een algemeen toetsingskader voor bestuurlijke en strafrechtelijke beperkingen op de persoonlijke bewegingsvrijheid ter handhaving van de openbare orde

Supervisor: I. Opdebeek

VAN DE POL SuzannaChallenges for the effectuation of civic integration against the background of fundamental rights

Supervisors: D. Vanheule and N. Clycq (PSW)

VAN OVERLOOP Didier - De constitutionele regels inzake de sluiting, goedkeuring, wijziging en opzegging van verdragen in internationaal en rechtsvergelijkend perspectief

Supervisor: J. Velaers

VANLEUVENHAEGE Margot - Taalgrenzen aan de toegankelijkheid van het (ge)recht? Over acces to justice voor de kwetsbare burger en de rol van begrijpbare taal daarbij

Supervisor: B. Hubeau

VENDITTI Valeria - Marginalisation and Unspeakability. The Social and Linguistic Construction of the Excluded

Supervisor: G. Pavlakos