Batselé, Filip

Position 
Research Intern
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
18/03/2019 to 01/07/2019
Biographical Statement 

Filip Batselé was a recent Master graduate in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Boston, Massachusetts, United States), where he specialized in international economic law. He had previously obtained both a Bachelor and Master of Laws at Ghent University, and also did an Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Glasgow. Filip has previously done internships at several law firms, and was the research assistant of Professor Jeswald Salacuse during his year at Fletcher. Last fall, Filip was a Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission, interning at DG Trade’s WTO Coordination, OECD, Export Credits and Dual Use unit, and where he focused on WTO affairs.

Filip’s research focused on international investment law, international trade law and the history of international law, with a geographical focus on Europe. He was also interested in international political economy, as well as legal and international history more generally. Filip particularly focused on the historical creation of the investment law regime, and also looked how historical insights can tie in with current investment reform debates. He submitted a PhD proposal, dealing with the history of Western European Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) programmes, at Ghent University.

At UNU-CRIS, Filip interned under the research programme “The Role of Regions in Global Governance” under the supervision of Madeleine Hosli until the end of June 2019.