Cécile Vandewoude

In 2003 Cécile Vandewoude graduated from the University of Antwerp Law School. Subsequently she obtained an LL.M. in European and International Law from the Free University from Brussels (Brussels, Belgium, 2004) and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington DC, USA, 2005).

Upon completion of internships at the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the United Nations (New York, USA), Human Rights First (New York, USA) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (New York, USA) she joined in 2007 the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander (Casteau, Belgium) where she worked as a consultant responsible for the legal support of NATO operations.

In January 2010, Cécile Vandewoude joined the Department of Public International Law at Ghent University. On 4 March 2015, she successfully defended her PhD entitled  "The Meaning of Democracy in International Law. A Study on State Practice Within the United Nations".