Team

CEDIE

Professors

Sylvie Sarolea

Sylvie Sarolea

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Sylvie Sarolea, professor at UCLouvain, teaches refugee law, international immigration law, private international law and human rights. Sylvie Sarolea is also a lawyer at the Walloon Brabant bar. She founded the EDEM, which she has been coordinating since 2011. She is a member of the Odysseus academic network. She coordinates and/or participates in several interdisciplinary research projects (LIMA, GLOBMIG, VULNER, ISEMI...) . She participates in privileged partnerships in Canada, Morocco and South Kivu.
Jean-Yves Carlier is a professor at UCLouvain, the University of Liège, the Facultés universitaires Saint Louis and a lawyer at the Nivelles Bar. He is or has been visiting Professor at various universities (Paris 2, Geneva, Caen, Aix, Montreal, Ouagadougou, Cotonou, Bujumbura).

Jean-Yves Carlier

Jean-Yves Carlier

François Crépeau
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François Crépeau is Professor and holder of the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, as well as Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Professor Crépeau served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017. Professor Crépeau is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Migration Initiative of the Open Society Foundations (NY), and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bureau for Children's Rights (Montreal). Pr Crépeau is a visiting professor at UCLouvain (2010-2020). He has been awarded the Francqui International Chair in Human Sciences for the year 2017-2018.
Luc Leboeuf is a Head of Research Group in the Department of Law and Anthropology of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the VULNER research project, which is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 programme. He holds a PhD in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain (2015).

Luc Leboeuf

Luc Leboeuf

Researchers

Aline Bodson

Aline Bodson holds a master's degree in law from UCLouvain (2020) and an LLM in Forensics, Criminology and Law from Maastricht University (2021). She joined the EDEM team in July 2021 and is writing a PhD thesis at UNamur and UCLouvain on the implementation of the best interests of the child in and outside the migration context. The latter is part of the ISEMI research, an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research that she pursues with Laura Cools.  
Laura Cools holds a Master of Laws (UGent, 2019), incorporating an L.L.M. in International Law from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. She completed a traineeship at the European Parliament as a policy advisor, before starting a PhD in immigration law in January 2020. The latter is part of an inter-university and interdisciplinary research on the best interests of the child in the context of migration (ISEMI).

Laura Cools

Marie Courtoy
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Marie Courtoy completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology (Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles) before embarking on a second bachelor’s degree (Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles) and a master’s degree (Université catholique de Louvain) in law. After graduating, she has acquired practical experience in the field of human rights and migration. She completed internships at the European Court of Human Rights and at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Brussels. However, she was already active before in the voluntary sector within various associations and NGOs. As part of the EDEM, she is completing a PhD under a FRESH grant, focusing on environmental migration in the broader context of environmental justice. She combines law and anthropology, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Zoé Crine holds a first Master's degree in Political Science (specialisation in European politics) from the University of Liège and recently obtained a second Master's degree in International Law (specialisation in International Human Rights Law) from the University of Maastricht. She joined the EDEM in February 2020 to start her PhD and research in immigration law. Engaged in the framework of the European research project VULNER, her study focuses on the apprehension of the vulnerabilities of asylum seekers, both by the law and by the actors in charge of its implementation.

Zoé Crine

Eugénie Delval

Eugénie Delval holds a Master's degree in law (public and international law) from ULB (2017), as well as an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School (2018). Eugénie was awarded the Ganshof van der Meersch Prize and a scholarship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation to pursue her LL.M. Eugénie has completed various internships, including at the Legal Service of the European Commission and at the Conseil du Contentieux des Étrangers. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Centre de droit international of ULB, under the supervision of Professor François Dubuisson, and holds a F.R.S.- FNRS fellowship in this respect. Her research focuses on the obligations of the European Union Member States regarding legal and safe access to international protection.
Jean-Baptiste Farcy holds a Master's degree in Law (UCLouvain) and an LL.M. in International Law (SOAS, University of London). He joined EDEM in spring 2016. Engaged in the LIMA project, his research focuses mainly on the regulation of economic immigration in Belgian and European law.

Jean-Baptiste Farcy

Jean-Baptiste Farcy
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Christine Flamand

Christine Flamand graduated in law (UCLouvain) in 1993. She specialises in refugee and foreigner law. She has worked in the framework of several associations including CBAR, ADDE and INTACT, where she has developed an expertise on issues of asylum, gender and children's rights. She has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Belgium, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Turkey. She is a researcher at EDEM in the framework of the LIMA project on family reunification issues.
 
Eleonora Frasca holds a Master's degree in Law (Faculty of Law of the University of Rome "Sapienza") and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and United Nations University UNU-Merit) with a specialization in Migration Studies. She is carrying out a PhD on the relations between the European Union and African countries in the field of migration. She studies them through the institutional prism and the form of the acts adopted. This research is part of the interdisciplinary project GLOBMIG.

Eleonora Frasca

Francesco Gatta

Francesco Gatta is a researcher at the University of Milan. He has a double PhD in European Union law (University of Padua and Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria). He was Global College of Law Fellow in the autumn of 2017.
Hélène Gribomont held a Master’s degree in Law (UCLouvain) in 2014. She joined EDEM in October 2014 for the finalisation of the project co-financed by the European Refugee Fund and UCLouvain on the implementation in Belgian law of the common European Asylum system. In January 2015, she began a PhD which focuses on evidence in the asylum procedure. From November 2015 to June 2016, she conducted a study for the UNHCR and in collaboration with a sociologist on the legal support of asylum seekers in Belgium (in reception sutures and administrative detention).

Hélène Gribomont

Hélène Gribomont
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Matthieu Lys

Matthieu Lys

Matthieu Lys has been a lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 2005, where he practices in the fields of human rights, asylum and immigration. He is also a doctoral student at the UCL, within the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Research on the State and the Constitution (CRECO). He is currently preparing a doctoral thesis on "The fundamental rights of foreigners residing illegally: defining a hard core of unconditional rights".
Christelle Macq holds a master's degree in law and has been an assistant at the UCL in criminal law and procedure since September 2016. Prior to that, she worked for six years as a lawyer specialising in criminal law, criminal procedure, aliens law and human rights. She is currently working on a doctoral thesis on the interaction between criminal law and aliens law. She has been a member of the EDEM since May 2017.

Christelle Macq

Pamphile Mbapansi

Pamphile Mpabansi holds a Master's degree in Human Rights from the University of Burundi (UB) and is an assistant at the same University. He started a PhD in April 2018. His research focuses on the appropriation of the refugee protection mechanism by the National Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons. He analyzes Burundian domestic law while enriching it with a study of the situation in the countries neighbouring Burundi. He has experience in the field of protection of returnees through UNHCR for having participated in the implementation of the project Monitoring of returnees in Burundi from 2008 to 2011.
Isaac Muhambya Brock holds a Master's degree in International Law obtained at UCLouvain in 2019; in 2021 he obtained a Master's degree in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at the same university. He holds a degree in Private and Judicial Law from the Faculty of Law of the Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL) in the DRC where he was recruited as a Teaching and Research Assistant. Since 2014, he has been a court officer as a judicial defender before the courts of the Goma Court of Appeal jurisdiction. He is a human rights activist through several associations and youth movements. His doctoral research focuses on the circular migration of DRC nationals to Belgium, particularly in the context of recent legislative changes likely to promote the movement of qualified persons. The study of circular migration being multisectoral in scope and multidisciplinary in overlap, Mr. Isaac approaches his research by combining a legal and socio-demographic approach.

Isaac Muhambya Brock

Emmanuelle Neraudau

Bertin Nalukoma

Bertin Nalukoma is a lecturer at the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law at the Université catholique Bukavu (UCB). He is a researcher at the Department of International Law and in three research centres of the same university, namely CERDHO, CEGEC and CEGEMI. He is also a member of the EDEM of the Université catholique de Louvain and is a lawyer at the Bar of South Kivu. His doctoral research focuses on the international protection of people displaced across international borders due to natural disasters.
Cyriaque Nibitegeka holds a master's degree in intellectual property rights from the University of Turin (Italy) and a DESS in human rights and peaceful conflict resolution from the University of Burundi. He is currently working on a doctoral thesis in law at UCLouvain, on the protection of human rights defenders against judicial harassment in Africa. His research focuses on the nature and scope of judicial reprisals against human rights defenders in Africa, the normative framework of protection at the regional and international levels, the use of and responses to SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), the intersection between the international refugee protection regime and the protection of human rights defenders, etc.

Emmanuelle Neraudau

Cyriaque Nibitegeka

Alfred Ombeni Musimwa

Alfred Ombeni Musimwa
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Alfred Ombeni Musimwa holds a Master's degree in Law from the Official University of Bukavu and a Master's degree in Human Rights from UCLouvain, UNamur and USL-Brussels. He is an Assistant at the University of Bukavu, and since February 2019 he has been preparing a doctoral thesis at the Catholic University of Louvain, on the theme: "African-European Union migration partnerships in the light of the Global Compact for Migration".
Francesca Raimondo is a post-doctoral researcher in immigration law at EDEM and CeDIE. Before joining the project, she was a teaching assistant at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna in Comparative Constitutionalism and Law and Gender. Francesca holds a law degree from the University of Bologna and a doctorate with honours in legal studies from the same institution, with a thesis in comparative public law. From July to August 2018, she was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Scholar in Comparative Constitutional Law at Melbourne Law School.

Francesca Raimondo

Alice Sinon

Since October 2019, Alice Sinon has been coordinating the Rosa Parks Legal Clinic for Human Rights, created in 2018 within the Faculty of Law of UCLouvain. She completed her law studies in 2014, at UCLouvain, and completed her training with a complementary Master's degree in European law, with a focus on human rights and migration law, at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His favourite subjects are migration law, human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law. She is also the coordinator of the Counter-Terrorism Vigilance Committee (Committee T).

Senior Fellows

Trésor Maheshe

Trésor Maheshe Musole
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Trésor Maheshe Musole is a professor at the Catholic University of Bukavu. His research focuses on issues related to peace, security and migration in the Great Lakes region. He holds a PhD obtained at UCLouvain in 2017, devoted to freedom of expression and the right to asylum. He has experience in the judicial and human rights field, having worked as a member of the body of judicial defenders at the courts under the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal of Bukavu and is currently a lawyer at the bar of South Kivu (D.R. Congo).
Jack Mangala is a lawyer and political scientist (UCLouvain), and a full professor and chair of the Department of Global and Regional Studies at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA. He teaches public international law, global migration, international organizations and African politics. He received the Distinguished Contribution in a Discipline Award in 2021 for a body of academic work on the international law-human security nexus and African international relations. His most recent books include The Politics of Challenging Presidential Term Limits in Africa (2020); Africa and its Global Diaspora: The Policy and Politics of Emigration (2017); Africa and the European Union: A Strategic Partnership (2013); Africa and the New World Era: From Humanitarianism to a Strategic View (2010); New Security Threats and Crises in Africa: Regional and International Perspectives (2010). He was awarded the Padnos/Sarosik Professor of Civil Discourse Chair for 2016-2017. He is a visiting professor at John Cabot University, Rome.

Jack Mangala
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Delphine Nakache
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Delphine Nakache is Associate Professor at the School of International Development and Globalization (EDIM) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She teaches public international law and immigration, refugee and citizenship law. Her research interests focus on securing migration and citizenship policies, the human rights of migrants, and working conditions in a migration/mobility context.
Lilian Tsourdi is a professor at the University of Maastricht. She holds a PhD from the Institute of European Studies (ULB) and is a member of the coordination team of the Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network).

Lilian Tsourdi

Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi

Junior Fellows

Emmanuelle Neraudau

Emmanuelle Neraudau

Emmanuelle Neraudau holds a doctorate in public law (University of Paris XI) with a thesis on "Public order and the law of foreigners in Europe" under the supervision of Prof. F. Julien-Laferrière (Ed. Bruylant, Brussels, 2006). Since 2006, she has been practicing as a lawyer at the Nantes Bar, in the fields of human rights, asylum and immigration, and has been established at the Brussels Bar (2009-2014). She is a lecturer at the University of Nantes (France). Her work within EDEM mainly concerns the transposition of the Dublin Regulation into Belgian law.
Matthias is a project assistant at the UCL Law School. He monitors the Micromaster in International Law (EdX) and coordinates the Legal Clinic Rosa Parks. He specialises in international human rights law. He is active in civil society and is involved in several NGOs and/or projects relating to the environment, people with disabilities, and migration.

Matthias Petel

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Géraldine Renaudière
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Géraldine Renaudière holds a law degree from the University of Brussels and a complementary master's degree in European law from the Institute of European Studies. After having worked in the Legal Protection Service of the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees and at the Court of Justice of the European Union, she was an associate researcher on two projects on judicial cooperation in European immigration law at the European University Institute (Florence). She has been a member of EDEM since 2016. Since September 2019, she is also head of the sector "free movement of persons" at the SGAE.