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Freya Baetens

Associate Professor

Dr. F. Baetens LLM
+31 70 800 7422

Freya Baetens (Cand./Lic.Jur. (Ghent); LL.M. (Columbia); Ph.D. (Cambridge)) is Professor of Public International Law at the PluriCourts Centre (Faculty of Law, Oslo University), working on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals.

She is also affiliated with the Europa Institute (Faculty of Law, Leiden University) and has been a Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute, Bern University (Switzerland), FHR Lim A Po Institute (Suriname), Xi’An Jiaotong Law School (China), Sydney Law School (Australia) and National University Singapore (Singapore).

As a Member of the Brussels Bar, she acts as counsel or expert in international and European disputes. She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

In 2010, Freya Baetens was elected Member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Law (SIEL) and awarded a Fellowship of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). In 2014, she was appointed Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Study Group on Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements.

She serves on the Editorial Board of the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. She has published on a wide range of topics, incl. law of treaties, responsibility of states and international organisations, law of the sea, WTO and investment law, energy law and sustainable development.

As a W.M. Tapp scholar and a fellow of the European Trust and the Cambridge European Society, she was awarded a PhD degree from Cambridge University. Previously, she obtained the Cand.Jur./Lic.Jur. degree (LLB/LLM equiv.) magna cum laude at Ghent University and the LL.M. degree with honours at Columbia University in New York (BAEF and Fulbright Fellow).

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number A1.57



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