Hans Merket

Hans Merket is a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders at Ghent University. He studies the legal implications of the EU’s commitment to the security-development nexus on the legislative, institutional and judicial level.

Hans previously worked as fellow at the Ethiopian Civil Service University (Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies) and gained practical experience in various EU institutions, namely the EU Delegation to Ethiopia (Governance and Civil Society Section), the European Commissions’ DG EuropeAid Development and Cooperation (Unit Aid Programming and Management) and as intern-assistant of a Member of European Parliament.

Hans has an LL.M. Master degree of Advanced Studies in European and Comparative Law (Ghent University), a Master in Comparative and International Politics (Leuven University) and Bachelor in political sciences (Science Po Paris/Leuven University).