Our news

  • On 13-16 July 2022, the DISSECT team will be at the Global Meeting on Law & Society in Lisbon.
  • On 13-14 June 2022, we shall be holding our second Advisory Board.
  • From March to June 2022, Ruwadzano Makumbe will be in-residence at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford (March-June 2022). In addition to her PhD research, she will be conducting independent research under the Civil Liability for Human Rights Violations Project. The primary purpose of the project is to determine whether and when the law of civil remedies provides a real opportunity to hold state and non-state actors accountable for their involvement in three specified categories of human rights violations: (i) assault or unlawful arrest and detention of persons; (ii) environmental harm; and (iii) harmful or unfair labour conditions.
    More info: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/content/civil-liability-gross-human-rights-abuses
  • On 19 February 2022, Nele Schuldt gave a paper entitled ‘Mapping Translational Challenges in the European Court of Human Right’s approach towards scientific evidence in environmental case law’ at the Conference on Climate Change Litigation in Europe held at the University of Hasselt organised jointly with BIICL.
  • On 15 February 2022, Ruwadzano Mukambe had a blog post entitled ‘The Use of Digital Open-Source Information as Evidence in International Human Rights Adjudication: A Reality-Check’, published on the Jus Cogens: The International Law Blog, available here.
  • On 31 January 2022, Dr Octavian Ichim joined the DISSECT team online and talked to us about his work in the UN Treaty Bodies unit in Geneva.
  • On 10 December 2021, Nele Schuldt participated in GAPSYM14- International conference with the paper “Power, voice and representation in the production of evidence at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights – A case study“, the session was chaired by Prof Marie-Bénédicte Dembour.
  • On 25 November 2021, Sandrine Brachotte came to UGent to give the DISSECT team a a paper entitled ‘Private International Law, Legal Diversity and the Proof of Foreign Law’.
  • On 22 October 2021, Nele Schuldt published the following post in the Strasbourg Observers blog: “Third-Party Intervention in Pending Climate Change: The Human Rights Centre of Ghent University Submits Comments in Kliamseniorinnen v. Switzerland”.
  • On 13 October 2021, Prof Jessica Greenberg (University of Illinois) was in Ghent to discuss with the DISSECT team a paper entitled ‘Quantities of suffering, qualities of harm: How legal actors manage intimacy, distance and perspective at the ECtHR’.
  • We held a all-day webinar on ‘Evidence and Proof in Proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights‘ on 5 July 2021.
  • Our first Advisory Board Meeting took place on 17-18 May 2021.
  • On 9 June 2021, Dr Sandya Fuchs presented to the DISSECT team a paper entitled ‘A kaleidoscope of truth’.
  • On 28 March 2021, Dr Omri Grinberg presented to the DISSECT team a paper entitled ‘Facsimileing the State: The Bureaucracy of Document Transmission in Israeli Human Rights NGOs’.
  • The DISSECT team held a small informal workshop on presumptions with Dr Ljupcho Grozdanovski on 3 November 2020.
  • On 23 October 2020, Anne-Katrin Speck published in the UGent’s Strasbourg Observers blog the following post: “A camel’s nose under the tent: the Court’s failure to discuss evidence in B.G. and Others v France” .
  • The DISSECT project started on 1 October 2020 and will run until 30 September 2025.