Dr. Clara Burbano Herrera
Dr. Clara Burbano Herrera is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the Faculty of Law of Ghent University (2010-ongoing) and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (2014-ongoing). She holds a PhD in Law from Ghent University (Jurisprudential analysis of Provisional Measures under the European and the Inter-American Human Rights System), an LLM in Fundamental Rights from the Faculty of Law of the University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), a Postgraduate Degree on Constitutional Law from the National University of Colombia (Colombia), and a Master of Law from the University of Los Andes (Colombia). She is also a lawyer.
With her research she won the Prince Bernhard Price for Innovative Research (The Netherlands, 2008) and has twice been awarded the Prize for Academic Merit of the Lucía Patiño Osorio Foundation (Colombia, 2000-2001).
Clara Burbano-Herrera has been working for more than 15 years on topics related to (comparative) constitutional law and international law in its broadest sense, both from a substantive and procedural perspective. She is, inter alia, the author of Provisional Measures in the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, Intersentia Publishers, 2010, 227 p. and Medidas Provisionales and Situaciones de Vida o Muerte, Mexico DF, Porrua Publishers, 2012, 282 p., and has (co)authored ECHR Commentary (Cambridge/Portland/Antwerp, 2016, +/- 600 p.), Procederen voor het Europees Hof voor de Rechten van de Mens (Cambridge/Antwerp, Intersentia, 2011, 467 p.), “Staying the Return of Aliens from Europe through Interim Measures: The Case-law of the European Commission and the European Court of Human Rights”, 13 European Journal of Migration and Law (2011), pp. 31-51 and “Letting States off the Hook? The Paradox of the Legal Consequences following State Non-compliance with Provisional Measures in the Inter-American and European Human Rights Systems”, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (2010), pp. 332-360.
She has been a Visiting Scholar at the American University Washington College of Law (USA), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (USA), the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Costa Rica) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (The Gambia) and has, among others, been teaching at Ghent University (Belgium), Harvard University (US), the University of Geneva (Switzerland), the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and the University of Malta (Malta).
Before joining the Human Rights Centre and the Department of Constitutional Law, Clara worked as a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Los Andes (Colombia).
Clara Burbano is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Inter-American & European Human Rights Journal (IAEHRJ) and co-founder and executive member of the Inter- American Human Rights Network (composed of 9 universities in Europe, the United States and Latin-America), and she co-hosts a Blog on Top International Human Rights Courses, Traineeships & Jobs in Europe.