IES welcomes ‘human rights and minorities’ legal expert Kristin Henrard into MDJ team

In September 2020, Prof. Dr. Kristin Henrard joined the Institute for European Studies as Senior Researcher in its Migration, Diversity and Justice (MDJ) team. Kristin Henrard was also appointed at Vesalius College as a Professor of International Law and Programme Director of its BA in International and European Law. She has more than 160 publications, a substantial part of which pertain to the areas of human rights and minorities, ranging from educational rights, linguistic rights, to the prohibition of (racial) discrimination (the various dimensions of the right to equal treatment), socio-economic and political participation and religious fundamental rights. Several of her publications elaborate on the role of international courts and their legitimacy concerns (in this respect). She continuously expands her range to multi-disciplinary papers, particularly pertaining to integration, and citizenship.

From February 2005 to May 2010 she worked on her VIDI- project which was granted by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research regarding the implications for minority protection of the Race Equality Directive. Between March 2005 and March 2010 she was member of The Young Academy of the Dutch Academy of Science.

Prof. Henrard has held visiting fellowships at the Max Planck Institute on Ethnic and Religious Diversity (Göttingen, Germany); the Centre d’Etudes Ethniques des Universités Montréaloises (Québec, Canada) and the African Centre for Migration and Society (Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa). She is Senior non-resident Researcher at the European Centre on Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany).
She teaches a variety of courses on public international law, human rights and the law of migration.