International Partners

  • Professor Anne Weyembergh

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Anne Weyembergh is President of the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Professor in Law. She teaches European criminal law, international criminal law, Belgian penal law (special part), methodology of research in criminal law, the area of freedom, security and justice.

    Her main field of research is European criminal law. She has published numerous scientific articles and co-edited several collective books in the field of EU criminal law. The five last ones concern the blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law, the future of approximation of substantive criminal law, EU counter-terrorism offences, the future of mutual recognition and the role of the European Court of Justice in criminal matters. She especially wrote a monography entitled “L’harmonisation des législations : condition de l’espace pénal européen et révélateur de ses tensions ”. She presented a lot of conferences in Belgium or abroad and gave lectures in various universities in Belgium and abroad. She is one of the chief editors of the New Journal of European Criminal Law (NJECL).

    She founded and coordinates the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN). She is the coordinator of the ULB team on European criminal law and is co-coordinator of the research Team called RECL (“University of Brussels – European Criminal Law”), which is common to ULB and VUB (Vrij Universiteit Brussel).

    Publications

    « Report on Belgium » (co-author : Celine Cocq), in Kent Roach, (ed) Country Reports on Counter-Terrorism Law, Cambridge University Press, 2015, forthcoming

    Do labels still matter? Blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law. The influence of the EU (co-editor : Francesca Galli), Bruxelles, Ed. de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014

    Approximation of substantive criminal law in the EU: The way forward (co-editor: Francesca Galli) Bruxelles, Ed. de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013, 256 p.

    EU Counter-Terrorism Offences: What Impact on National Legislation and Case-law? (co-editor : Francesca Galli), Bruxelles, Ed. de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2012, 314 p.

    « The Development of Eurojust: potential and limitations of Art. 85 TFEU », New Journal of European Criminal Law, 2011, vol. 2, p. 75-99.

    Anne Weyembergh, L’harmonisation des législations : condition de l’espace pénal européen et révélateur de ses tensions, Bruxelles, édition de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2004, 404 pages (préface : Gilles de Kerchove).

  • Professor Ramona Coman

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Ramona Coman is professor assistant in Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Before her nomination as Director of the Institute for European Studies, she served as Deputy Director of the Centre d’étude de la vie politique (CEVIPOL) and as Vice president of the Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (ULB).

    She teaches the following courses at ULB: Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (MA level), Policy-Making in the EU (MA level), Methodology in Political Science (MA level), and she co-organises with Christian Olsson the Seminar on the Theory, Methodology and Research in Political science for PhD students.

    She has published the book Réformer la justice dans un pays post communiste. Le cas de la Roumanie (Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles 2009). She has co-edited with T. Kostera and L. Tomini Europeanization and European Integration. From incremental to structural change (2014, Palgrave). She has also published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of European Integration, Europe-Asia Studies, Perspective on European Politics and Societies, Revue française de Science politique, Politique européenne, Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review.

    Research interests: Europeanization, European integration, judicial reforms, rule of law, Central and Eastern Europe. She is member of the project Horizon 2020 entitled ‘European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the role of European Networks’ (ENLIGHTEN).

    Publications

    “The normative power of the EU and Contentious Europeanization: The case of judicial politics”, Journal of European Integration, 2014

    “Quo vadis judicial reforms? The quest for judicial independence in Central and Eastern Europe”, Europe-Asia Studies, 2014.

    “Concordia Discors” in Coman, R., Kostera, Th. & Tomini, L. (eds.), Europeanization and European Integration: from Incremental to Structural Change, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

    Réformer la justice dans un pays post-communiste. Le cas de la Roumanie, Editions de l’Université, Bruxelles, 2009, 247p. 

    “Les nouveaux Etats membres et les vieux malentendus de l’intégration européenne », Politique européenne, Vol. 38, 2012, pp. 38-60.

  • Professor Emmanuelle Bribosia

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Emmanuelle Bribosia is the Head of the legal Department of the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and professor in Law. She teaches Introduction to European Law, International and European protection of rights and freedoms, European Union and Fundamental rights, European Public Law and Equality and non-discrimination Law (MA level). Moreover, she is the President of the Advanced Master of European Law teaching board.

    Her research activities focus on the International and European Human rights protection as well as on equality law. She conducts a lot of her research activity in the framework of international projects (i.e. The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration: Towards a User’s Perspective, 2012-2017).

    Emmanuelle Bribosia is also member of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-discrimination Field and of the Berkeley Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group.

    She has published numerous scientific articles and co-edited several collective books in the field of EU law and Human rights law. The most recent ones concern the Accommodation of religious diversity (Canada, Europe, Belgium) (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2015) and Europe and the Courts. Loyalty and resistances (Bruylant, 2010). She presented a lot of conferences in Belgium or abroad and gave lectures in various universities in Belgium and abroad. She is one of the chief editors of the European Journal of Human Rights (EJHR).

    Publications:

    Bribosia, E. & Rorive, I. (Eds.) (2014), L’accommodement de la diversité religieuse. Regards croisés - Canada, Europe, Belgique (Accommodation of religious diversity – Canada, Europe, Belgium), P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2015

    E. Bribosia, I. Rorive, “Antidiscrimination in the Global Age”, Special issue – Global Challenges of Equality Law, European Journal of Human Rights 2015/2, in press

    E. Bribosia, I. Rorive  & L. Van den Eynde “Same-Sex Marriage: Building an Argument Before the European Court of Human Rights in Light of the US Experience”, 32 Berkeley J. Int’l Law. 1. (2014)

    E. Bribosia & I. Rorive, “Insider Perspectives and the Human Rights Debate on Face Veil Bans”, in E. Brems (dir.), The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law, coll. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p. 163-183.

    E. Bribosia, J. Ringelheim et I. Rorive, "Reasonable Accommodation for Religious Minorities : A Promising Concept for European Antidiscrimination Law ?", Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 2010,Vol. 17, n° 2, pp. 137-161

    E. Bribosia & I. Rorive, Towards a balance between the right to equality and other fundamental rights (A la recherche d’un équilibre entre le droit à l’égalité et d’autres droits fondamentaux), thematic research report drafted in the framework of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Antidiscrimination Field, Migration Policy Group and Human European Consultancy, European Commission, 2010, 72 p. (available in English and French on the following website: non-discrimination.net)

  • Professor Isabelle Rorive

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Isabelle Rorive is Professor at the Law Faculty of the ULB (Université libre de Bruxelles) and the Director of the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy. She teaches comparative law, non-discrimination law and legal methods.

    Her research focuses on theoretical and practical developments of the right to equality and non-discrimination, the migration of legal concepts between common law and civil law systems, the imprint of legal cultures on the development of law and judicial reasoning, and the human rights issues raised by the management of cultural pluralism (see her publications on the website of the Perelman Centre: www.philodroit.be).

    As a senior member of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field and the Berkeley Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group, Isabelle Rorive pursues many of her research projects in a European or international setting (see, for instance the Human Rights Integration project: www.hrintegration.be). Recently, she participated in the launching of the Equality Law Clinic (ELC) in the framework of the Human Rights Integration project that she coordinates with Emmanuelle Bribosia at the ULB.

    Publications:

    Bribosia, E. & Rorive, I. (Eds.) (2014), L’accommodement de la diversité religieuse. Regards croisés - Canada, Europe, Belgique (Accommodation of religious diversity – Canada, Europe, Belgium), P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2015

    E. Bribosia, I. Rorive, “Antidiscrimination in the Global Age”, Special issue – Global Challenges of Equality Law, European Journal of Human Rights 2015/2, in press

    E. Bribosia, I. Rorive  & L. Van den Eynde “Same-Sex Marriage: Building an Argument Before the European Court of Human Rights in Light of the US Experience”, 32 Berkeley J. Int’l Law. 1. (2014)

    E. Bribosia & I. Rorive, “Insider Perspectives and the Human Rights Debate on Face Veil Bans”, in E. Brems (dir.), The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law, coll. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p. 163-183.

    E. Bribosia, J. Ringelheim et I. Rorive, "Reasonable Accommodation for Religious Minorities : A Promising Concept for European Antidiscrimination Law ?", Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 2010,Vol. 17, n° 2, pp. 137-161

    E. Bribosia & I. Rorive, Towards a balance between the right to equality and other fundamental rights (A la recherche d’un équilibre entre le droit à l’égalité et d’autres droits fondamentaux), thematic research report drafted in the framework of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Antidiscrimination Field, Migration Policy Group and Human European Consultancy, European Commission, 2010, 72 p. (available in English and French on the following website: non-discrimination.net)

  • Professor Michel Levi

    Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar Ecuador

    Associate professor at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar Ecuador, Coordinator of the Andean Center for International Studies since 2007, Coordinator of the Jean Monnet European Studies Module since 2004, Visiting professor at Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, France since 2010, Visiting professor at Université de Grenoble since 2009. My research is focused on European, South American and Comparative Regionalism, in this frame I’m visiting researcher at United Nations University-Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies since 2015.

    Publications:

    Leví M. “Relaciones entre bloques de integración regional: aspectos jurídicos de los acuerdos de asociación entre la Unión Europea y América del Sur”, en Michel Leví, edit., La Unión Europea y América Latina: relaciones entre bloques regionales e integración regional. Centro Andino de Estudios Internacionales-Módulo de Estudios Europeos Jean Monnet. Estudios Internacionales 8. Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar Sede Ecuador-Corporación Editora Nacional, Quito, Ecuador, pp. 49-88.

    Leví M.  “Unión Europea-América del Sur: la posible relación entre actores globales”, en Joaquín Roy, comp., Después de Santiago: Integración regional y relaciones Unión Europea-América Latina, Miami, Jean Monnet Chair, European Union Center, University of Miami. Miami, Estados Unidos. pp. 135-148.

    Leví, M. “La experiencia europea como proyecto común de seguridad y defensa, desde la perspectiva latinoamericana”, en Sonia Alda Mejía y Verónica Gómez Ricaurte (Eds.), El concepto y las relaciones multilaterales de seguridad y defensa en el contexto de la UNASUR, Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado-Ministerio de Defensa Nacional del Ecuador. Madrid, España. pp. 443-446.

    Leví, M.  “La relación Unión Europea-Comunidad Andina en el marco de la negociación de Acuerdos de Asociación”, en: Roy, J. y Domínguez, R. (eds.) en España, la Unión Europea y la Integración Latinoamericana, Jean Monnet Chair/ University of Miami. Miami, Estados Unidos. pp. 247-267.

    Leví, M.  “La Unión Europea y la Comunidad Andina: Relaciones entre procesos de integración”, en: Beneyto, José María (dir.); Argerey, Patricia (coord.) Europa y América Latina: Otro diálogo transatlántico, Centro de Estudios Europeos, Universidad CEU San Pablo. Madrid, España. pp. 113-159.

    Leví, M., Crosby C. y Montaño C.  “Free Trade Agreements and Constitutional Rights: Ecuadorian case”, UNU CRIS working papers, Bruges, Belgium, en ‹http://www.cris.unu.edu/News-Archive.33.0.html?&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1...