Our Team

Our team currently counts 7 researchers coming from different disciplines and backgrounds. It also benefits from the support of two administrative staff and the cooperation of a FWO-funded researcher. We are all based at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University.

Principal Investigator

Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
Professor of Law and Anthropology
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Studies of Regional Courts

Anne-Katrin Speck
Doctoral Researcher
Evidence regime of the European Court of Human Rights
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Genaro Andrés Manrique Giacomán
Doctoral Researcher
Evidence regime of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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Edward Kahuthia Murimi
Doctoral Researcher
Evidence regime of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
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Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Jill Alpes
Senior Researcher
The work of lawyers in producing human rights evidence on pushbacks at European borders
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Ruwadzano Makumbe
Doctoral Researcher
The use of open-source intelligence in the international human rights evidentiary regime
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Nina Valerie Kolowratnik
Doctoral Researcher
Evidence and indigenous peoples’ knowledge in human rights courts: Access to justice and knowledge representation dilemmas
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Affiliated Researcher

Nele Schuldt
FWO-funded Doctoral Researcher
Evidence in human rights litigation related to climate change and environmental claims
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Administrative Support Staff

Kristien Van Ingelgem
Administrative Assistant
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Martine Dewulf
Administrative Assistant
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