I teach Comparative Law and Human Rights Law to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Université Libre de Bruxelles, the main French-speaking university in the Belgian capital.
In December 2021 I defended at the EUI a PhD thesis entitled ‘Regulating child and adolescent sexuality: autonomy, vulnerability and the duty of care. An international and comparative analysis’, written under the supervision of Professor Martin Scheinin.
In my research I argued that sexual and reproductive rights, as a particular area of international human rights law, should be adapted to the particular needs and features of children as rights-holders. To this end, I critically examined the key concepts and principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, such as the best interest of child, child’s evolving capacities, parental direction and guidance, the prohibition of discrimination or the right to be heard to explore how they can be applied to the area of sexuality and reproduction. I also analyzed the impact of international children’s rights standards on national regulations of sexuality education at school, access to sexual and reproductive health services and goods, and criminal laws on sexual assault and violence.
Prior to joining the EUI I worked for four years as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. I hold the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre in Venice and Master 2 en droit européen (spécialisation ‘droit pénal européen’) from Strasbourg University.