Vereycken, Sofie

Position 
Ph.D. Fellow
Phone 
32 50 47 12 09
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
25/09/2017
Research Interests 

Environmental law
International law
Public participation

Education 

LL.B., Ghent University; LL.M., Ghent University

Biographical Statement 

Sofie Vereycken holds a Master’s degree in Law from Ghent University (2016, summa cum laude), which focused on international law, maritime law and environmental law. She wrote her Master’s thesis on "Dispute settlement in international law: the position of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea” and studied at ITLOS in Hamburg during the summer of 2015. After graduating, Sofie continued law studies at the University of Cambridge (Michaelmas 2016) and was subsequently linked to the Centre of Environmental and Energy Law of Ghent University where she conducted research on administrative environmental sanctioning in Flanders (2017). 

At UNU-CRIS, her Ph.D. research focuses on public participation in environmental decision-making, analyzing inter alia stakeholder participation on the regional - in particular within the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (Aarhus convention) and the EU - and (sub)-national level.