Within Europe, cross-border access to end-of-life services is quickly gaining in importance and, very recently, Belgium has become one of the main countries of destination. The proposed research project will be the first to systematically analyse the legal challenges that arise when European citizens want to access end-of-life services in another European country. The focus will be on assisted suicide tourism; euthanasia tourism; the import ...
The Legal Challenges of Protecting Southern Africa’s Large Carnivores: an International Law Perspective KU Leuven
In recent years, the world has experienced a loss of biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. Although the international community has reacted to the alarming loss of biodiversity by adopting a number of international and regional treaties aimed at the protection of wildlife, these have so far not been successful in reversing the tide. This study aims to understand the role of international law in the conservation of large carnivores and will ...
Regulation BIa: a standard for free circulation of judgments and mutual trust in the European Union (JUDGTRUST). University of Antwerp
This research project revolves around the role played by political economy in the legitimization of public international law in Belgium in the 19th century, as well as the formalization of an epistemic community of economists and jurists. This research ultimately aims to identify the value systems (denominational, philosophical, ideological) that were used by this community. At the beginning of the 19th century, political economy was ...
Human rights accountability implications of mobilizing private actors for public objectives: a study of multi-stakeholder partnerships in education in the post-2015 development era. University of Antwerp
BECAREFUL: BEst interests interpretation in Child Abduction cases: an exploration into REsolving Fragmentation Under different international Legal regimes. University of Antwerp
Sustainable development and human rights law (SUSTLAW). University of Antwerp
The cross-border recognition and enforcement of patrimonial sanctions imposed on the grounds of misconduct by legal persons: a comparative study of Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. KU Leuven
Legal persons have an important economic and societal role, but are also vulnerable for misuse. Both economic crimes as well as non-economic crimes often involve the use of legal persons. In order to combat this criminal conduct, patrimonial sanctions are the most important sanctions that can be imposed on these legal persons. Evidently, it is crucial to enforce these sanctions, considering their preventive, compensatory and economic ...
Maintaining Multilateralisme The Politics of Dispute Initiation at the World Trade Organization. University of Antwerp
Mixity in the post-Lisbon EU legal order: A constitutional law assessment in light of the principle of institutional balance Ghent University
Within the scope of its attributed powers, the EU has a competence to enter into international
agreements with third countries and other international organisations. However, the individual EU
Member States have not, as a result, lost their capacity to enter into international agreements.
The Member States losing this competence remains the exception and in most cases there is a
possibility and sometimes even a ...