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Joyce De Coninck


Dr. J.M.M. De Coninck
+31 71 527 1646

Joyce De Coninck (°1988, Oostende) holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) as well as an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude). She obtained her doctoral degree in 2021 under supervision of Professor Dr. Inge Govaere and Professor Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege, titled “Catch-22 in the Law of Responsibility of International Organizations – Systemic Deficiencies in the EU Responsibility Paradigm for Unlawful Human Rights Conduct in Integrated Border Management”. Joyce was subsequently selected as an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center of New York University in 2021. Prior to her current position as a post-doctoral researcher, Joyce was an academic assistant at the at the Department of European, Public and International Law (UGent). Prior thereto Joyce conducted research at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law (UGent) for FreSsco – an EU mandated project concerning free movement of persons and social security coordination. In addition, Joyce was a junior associate at Pappas and Associates – a European law firm in Brussels, where her tasks consisted primarily of writing applications and preparing cases for the Court of Justice of the European Union in various matters of EU law. Joyce has been a coach for the ELMC Moot Court team, the JESSUP Moot Court team as well as the Price Media Law Moot Court team at Ghent University.

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Fields of interest

Her research interests include the legal responsibility for human rights violations of non-state actors (international organizations, businesses etc); shared human rights responsibility, EU external relations and EU integrated border management; comparative human rights law


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.03


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