Class of Excellence with Prof. François Crépeau (Intern. Francqui Professor Chair)

29-03-2018 from 10:00 to 13:00
Faculty Boardroom (Faculty of Law and Criminology), Voldersstraat 3, 9000 Gent
Jinske Verhellen
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In this 'Class of Excellence' Ph.D. researchers will present their research on human rights and migration to world-renowned specialist Prof. François Crépeau.

Logo FrancquiClass of excellence: Human Rights Law taking up the Migration Challenge?

with Prof. François Crépeau, Mc Gill University / International Francqui Professor Chair at UCLouvain

The class of excellence is organised within the framework of the International Francqui Professor Chair for Human Sciences, which François Crépeau holds from January to June 2018 at the Université Catholique de Louvain, on the basis of a collaboration between seven universities (UCLouvain, KU Leuven, UAntwerpen, UGent, ULiège, USL-B and ULB).

The class is organised by the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University. In the class, doctoral researchers will present their research in the field of human rights and migration, upon which Prof. François Crépeau will comment. After each reflection, there will be time for questions and debate.


10.00     Welcome and Introduction  
Chair: prof. Jinske Verhellen, Institute for Private International Law/CESSMIR, UGent

10.10     I cross the border and carry with me... Cross-border civil status: a private international law issue from a human rights perspective
Sarah Den Haese, Institute for Private International Law, UGent

10.50    Shaping Family Reunification Policy in the Wake of the Right to Family Life
Hester Kroeze, Ghent European Law Institute, UGent

11.30    Coffee break

Chair: prof. Ellen Desmet, Human Rights Centre/CESSMIR, UGent

11.40    Who gets constituted as human rights advocate within the public sphere? A case study of the newspaper debates on the 2010 French evictions and expulsions of Roma migrants
Chloë Delcour, Department of Sociology / Human Rights Centre, UGent

12.20    International Organizations and Politicized Pragmatism in Transboundary Migration Crises –The Unravelling of Effective Human Rights Responsibility?
Joyce De Coninck, Ghent European Law Institute, UGent

Prof. François CrépeauFrançois Crépeau

François Crépeau holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017. His research interests include the control of migration flows, the rights and freedoms of refugees, new conceptions of security applied to migrants, and the rule of law in the face of globalisation processes.

Attendance is free

but registration is required before 25 March at

International Francqui Professor Chair 2017-2018