Lore Roels

Email: Lore.Roels@UGent.be




Lore is a PhD fellow within the Migration Law Research Group and the Gender & Violence Team, as part of the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), at Ghent University. She holds a Bachelor (undergraduate) and Master (postgraduate) of Laws degree from Ghent University, as well as an LLM in Human Rights degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). As a law student, she has developed a clear interest in two particular fields of law: asylum law and ‘law & gender’ (including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)). Her drive to put these interests into practice led her to intern for two sexual and reproductive rights NGOs in Uganda (UYAHF and The Suubi Centre), the University Centre for Development Cooperation (UCOS), law firm Justis Lawyers Group, the Belgian Council for Alien Law Litigation and Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen. Subsequently, she was given the opportunity to strengthen her academic skills and knowledge on the intersection of asylum law and gender studies at LSE, by successfully completing courses such as: ‘Sexuality, Gender and Culture’, ‘Gender and Human Rights’, ‘International Law and the Movement of Persons Between States’, and a dissertation on rape mythology in the ECtHR’s asylum case law related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) (with distinction).

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