Short bio

He holds a Master in Law with great distinction, Ugent (2004), Master in European Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems with greatest distinction, UGent (2005). Since 2004 he is attorney at the bar of Ghent and partner at law firm P. Van Eeckhaut (since 2007). Since 2006 he is academic assistant at the department Criminal Law, Criminology and Social Law (UGent). He joined the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) in 2005. He is author of various publications in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure (national and international). He is also counsel to the list of Specialist Counsel and List of Victims’ Counsel of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (2018).

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  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Defence rights

Selected projects

  • 2008 – Effective Defence Rights in the EU and Access to Justice: investigating and promoting best practices, European Commission
  • 2008-2009 – Study on Procedural Rights: Existing Level of Safeguards in Member States – 2008 update, Europese Commissie
  • 2011 – Study on the future institutional and legal framework of international cooperation in criminal matters in the EU, European Commission