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Isabelle Rorive


Phone: 0032 2 650 46 41

Email: Isabelle.Rorive@ulb.be

Isabelle Rorive is professor at the Law Faculty and at the Institute for European Studies of the ULB (Université libre de Bruxelles) where she teaches comparative law, non-discrimination law, legal methods and contemporary issues in mobilising fundamental rights.

Isabelle Rorive holds a PhD in Law (ULB, 2000), a Master of Studies in Legal Research (University of Oxford, 1998), a Master and BA in Law (ULB, 1994). She was a Research Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (PhD, 1995-1999) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 2001-2002).

Between 2012 and 2018, Isabelle Rorive was the director of the Perelman Centre and she is now serving as the president of the Centre. As the advisor of the Vice-Chancellor and the President of the ULB for the equality and diversity policy, a senior expert member of the European Equality Law Network and a member of the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group, Isabelle Rorive pursues many of her research projects in a European or international setting with a multidisciplinary approach. With Emmanuelle Bribosia, she launched the Equality Law Clinic (ELC) in the framework of the Human Rights Integration project.

Isabelle Rorive’s research and the PhD thesis she has been supervising focus on theoretical and practical developments of the right to equality and non-discrimination in a comparative perspective, the migration of legal concepts and the imprint of legal cultures on the development of law, as well as on the contemporary challenges that human rights are facing in a global and numerical world. Her last books are: Governing Diversity. Migrant Integration and Multiculturalism in North America and Europe (PUB, Brussels, 2018) and Human Rights Tectonics. Global Dynamics of Integration and Fragmentation (Intersentia, Cambridge, 2018).

Last updated: October 2018

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