Joyce De Coninck

Joyce De Coninck (°1988, Oostende) holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) as well as an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude).

Throughout her studies Joyce focused primarily on human rights law, public international law and European law, as demonstrated by her Master Thesis written for the University of Ghent (Roma Rights: A Comparative Analysis Between Belgium and Romania) as well as her Master Thesis written for the LLM in International and European Law (Analysing the Human Rights Architectural Framework: Accountability for Human Rights Violations by Frontex in View of Irregular Migration to the European Union).

Prior to her current position as an academic assistant and Ph.D candidate at the Department of European, Public and International Law, Joyce conducted research at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law for FreSsco – an EU mandated project concerning free movement of persons and social security coordination. In addition, Joyce was a junior associate at Pappas and Associates – a European law firm in Brussels, where her tasks consisted primarily of writing applications and preparing cases for the Court of Justice of the European Union in various matters of EU law. Finally, Joyce acts as a volunteer coach for the JESSUP Moot Court team as well as the Price Media Law Moot Court team at Ghent University.

Her PhD research focuses on the European approach to asylum, migration and discrimination in view of the parallel applicability of (international) human rights regimes.





Joyce De Coninck