Anemoon Soete

Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: general public international law, international law on statehood; human rights; international law of the sea; international environmental law

Anemoon studied at Ghent University, Auckland University and the University of Leuven. She successfully defended her PhD in 2020 on the public legal status of island states which have become fully submerged due to climate change effects at Ghent University. During her PhD, she assisted with bachelor and master courses on public international law and served as a legal expert for the Belgian delegation in the run up to the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. After her PhD, she worked several years as a researcher for the EU Horizon 2020 UNITED project which focused on multi use at sea.

She received a junior post-doctoral research fellowship of the Flemish Research Fund (FWO) in 2022 for research focusing on the legal harmonization of uses at sea which is still ongoing. Additionally, she lectures on public international law and continues to publish on aspects of general public international law, human rights, the law of the sea as well as climate change law.