• Prof. Cédric Van Assche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fields of specialization:

  • International Law
  • Treaty Law
  • International Law of State Responsibility
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • Diplomatic Law

Short bio:

Professor Van Assche is Professor of Public International Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), full-time Legal Advisor in the Federal Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium, House of Representatives and  Associate Research Fellow at the Centre de droit international of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

He has also a vast experience as a practitioner (expert missions) at the international level: a) drafting of legal opinions for Ministers for Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions and representations, secretariats of international organisations, etc.; b) negotiating and drafting of various legal or political instruments (treaties, declarations, MOUs, etc.); c) participating as independent expert in various expert meetings at international level; and d) continuous training and evaluation of Belgian federal civil servants of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in public international law.

His research interests currently centre on Diplomatic Law, Treaty Law and Law of International Dispute Settlement.

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