FRAME Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies

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Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) which was recognised in 2010 as a KU Leuven Centre of Excellence and is a core member of the KU Leuven Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. The Centre also hosts the Inbev-Baillet Latour EU-China Chair and the Leuven India Focus. The Centre conducts interdisciplinary research (law, economics, political science, history, philosophy, area studies) to address critical issues in relation to globalisation, governance processes and multilateralism, with a particular focus on: (i) the European Union and global governance; (ii) human rights, democracy and the rule of law; (iii) trade and sustainable development; (iv) peace and security, including conflict prevention, crisis management and peacebuilding; and (v) non-state actors. In relation to human rights, democracy and the rule of law, the Centre has conducted and currently conducts several international research projects. It is a member of the EU-China Human Rights Network (2009-2012). The Centre has been involved in more than 40 funded research projects, both academic and policy-oriented. Funding agencies include: European Commission (FP7, DG RELEX, DG MARE, DG Education), European Parliament, EU Fundamental Rights Agency, UNIDO, Belgian Science Policy Department, Belgian Federal Government, Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders, Flemish Government, VLIR-UOS, National Bank of Belgium, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of the Law, Hercules Foundation, Inbev-Baillet Latour Fund, KULeuven Special Research Fund and private organisations.

Jan WoutersJan Wouters

Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven

Prof. Dr. Wouters offers more than 20 years of practical legal and policy experience and 25 years of academic scholarship in most areas of international law, from general international law to international criminal law, international economic law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international investment law, the law of international organizations (in particular the United Nations, UN specialized agencies and the World Trade Organization) and the law of outer space, as well as in the law of the European Union, corporate law and banking and financial law and global governance. He brings strong insight into the multifaceted interactions between legal norms at international, European and national levels, and has published widely on international, EU, corporate and financial law (over 500 publications including 46 books and 85 international journal articles).
Apart from his participation in many international research networks, he advises various international organizations at global (e.g. World Bank, UNIDO, Interpol) and regional (e.g. EU, ESA, OECD, Benelux) levels. In recognition of his expertise in international trade law, he has been expert at the Indicative List for Panels of the World Trade Organization since 2008. From June 2013 onwards he is the Coordinator of the FP7 FRAME research project.

Research interests relevant to FRAME
Professor Wouters’ current research agenda includes 1) human rights, democracy and rule of law as components of the external actions and policies of the European Union; 2) the relationship between global multilateral organizations and bodies, such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Bretton Woods institutions and the G20, and the European Union; 3) multilevel regulatory interactions between global, European and national/subnational rules and standards, including private standards; 4) the contribution of international and supranational courts to the international rule of law.

Link to personal page on GGS website
https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00010135


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Axel Marx

Research Manager, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven

Axel Marx is the research manager and senior researcher of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He studied sociology and political science at the Universities of Leuven, Hull and Cambridge and holds a PhD in social sciences from the University of Leuven. His interests include non-state market governance and regulation, private standards, regulatory cooperation, global governance, political economy, development cooperation, comparative case methods and qualitative comparative analysis. His international peer-reviewed papers appeared in several leading academic journals including Regulation and Governance, Political Research Quarterly, European Political Science Review, International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Research in Sociology of Organizations, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of Business Research and Innovation: European Journal of Social Sciences. In addition he published more than 10 commissioned policy reports on a wide range of topics for inter alia the European Commission, UNIDO, the Belgian Government, the Flemish Government and private organizations.

Research interests relevant to FRAME

  • Private labor regulation
  • Human rights and development cooperation

Link to personal page on GGS website
https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00008787


Wannes Heirbaut

Wannes Heirbaut

Advisor European Projects

In 2000 Wannes graduated as biologist at Ghent University. Since then he has been an advisor on science policy at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and on nature and forestry policies at the Agency for Nature and Forestry of the Flemish government. Since February 2015 he’s working within the EU-team of KU Leuven Research and Development as an Advisor European Projects.

Link to personal page on KU Leuven website:
http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00062239


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Thomas Goyvaerts

FRAME Event and Communication Manager
General Coordinator at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Thomas Goyvaerts is the General Coordinator at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. He previously worked as a documentary maker at a television and events production company, where he was in charge of producing, directing and creating video content. As the FRAME Event and Communication Manager, he is coordinating the conferences, lectures and workshops, managing the website and strategizing the communication.

Link to personal page on KU Leuven website
http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00108078


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Nicolas Hachez

FRAME Project Manager
Research Fellow at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Nicolas Hachez is Research Fellow and Project Manager at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven. His research interests include international legal theory, international human rights law, EU law and international investment law. He published on various issues connected to those disciplines, such as corporate social responsibility, the role of non-state actors and of private regulation in global governance, the role of the EU in international human rights governance and the relations between international investment law and other branches of international law. Formerly he worked as an attorney in the Brussels office of an international law firm, where he focused his practice on international investment law and European Union law. Since 2013, he is Project Manager of FP7 FRAME.

Research interests relevant to FRAME

  • Business and human rights
  • International investment law
  • EU external relations

Link to personal page on GGS website
https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00057729


annaluise2Anna-Luise Chané

Research Fellow at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Anna-Luise Chané is a PhD candidate at KULeuven and a research fellow on the FRAME project. She studied law at the University of Cologne and KULeuven and passed her First and Second Juridical State Examination with distinction. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an ERP Scholar of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology and the German National Academic Foundation. As a law clerk, she worked for an international law firm and served among others in the German Federal Foreign Office and in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Research interests relevant to FRAME

  • International organizations
  • Non-state actors and human rights
  • EU external relations

Link to personal page on GGS website
https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00091845


Brecht LeinBrecht Lein

Brecht Lein joined the Centre for Global Governance Studies in January 2015 as a PhD candidate and research fellow on the FP7 research project on ‘Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies’ (FRAME).

He holds Masters degrees in Contemporary History and European Studies from the K.U. Leuven. Prior to joining the Centre, Brecht was a Policy Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, where he worked on EU Development Cooperation and External Action, Food and Nutrition Security and EU-ACP and EU-Africa relations. He has undertaken field work in the EAC and SADC regions and lectures on EU development cooperation at the Infocycle Programme of the Belgian Development Agency (BTC).

Brecht’s research interests include the political economy of governance, democratisation and reform processes, as well as the management of development cooperation and human rights promotion.

Research interests relevant to FRAME

  • (Human) Rights Based Approach to Development
  • Human Rights Impact Assessments
  • Human Rights provisions in trade and development cooperation, governance support and institutional reform processes

Link to personal page on GGS website
https://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/people/00101706


 Pierre 2Pierre Schmitt

Pierre Schmitt studied law at the Universities of Namur (2001 – cum laude) and Louvain-la-Neuve (2004 – magna cum laude). He obtained a LL.M. degree in International and Comparative Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2005 – magna cum laude). Prior to joining the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Institute for International Law, Pierre worked half time as assistant in the Department of International Economic Law at the University of Liège and as attorney at the Bar of Liège. He started to work at the University of Leuven in 2008 as a PhD candidate (PhD in preparation on the right of access to justice of individual victims of human rights violations by international organizations). Since 2014, he is Project Manager in Constitutional affairs, Multilevel Governance and Devolution. His research interests include the Law of International Organizations, Human Rights Law, European Law and Multilevel Governance. He is Assistant Editor for the International Encyclopaedia of Laws on International Organizations.

Research interests relevant to FRAME

  • International organizations
  • Non-state actors and human rights
  • EU external relations

Link to personal page on GGS website
http://ghum.kuleuven.be/ggs/about-us/people/schmitt_pierre.html