Speakers Bio Prof. dr. Eva Lievens

Prof. dr. Eva Lievens

Law & Technology, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University 

Eva Lievens is an Assistant Professor of Law & Technology at the Law Faculty of Ghent University and a member of the Human Rights Centre. Eva obtained her law degree at the University of Ghent in 2002 and a Masters degree in Transnational Communications and Global Media at Goldsmiths College, London in 2003. She defended her PhD in law titled “Regulatory instruments for content regulation in digital media - A prospective study on the protection of minors against harmful content” in June 2009 at KU Leuven. A recurrent focus in her research relates to protection of minors in digital media, human & children's rights and alternative regulatory instruments, such as self- & co-regulation.

Eva is a member of the Chamber for impartiality and the protection of minors of the Flemish Regulator for the Media, and the Belgian Film Evaluation Committee.

At Ghent University, Eva teaches European Media Law, European Law & ICT, and Introduction to Law.

She is the associate editor for the International Encyclopaedia of Laws - Media Law (with Prof. Peggy Valcke) and is a member of the editorial committee of Auteurs & Media (Larcier). She is also a contributor for Belgium for the European Audiovisual Observatory IRIS newsletter.