Prof. Dr. An Cliquet

Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Expertise: international and European environmental and biodiversity law, general public international law

Prof. dr. An Cliquet is a professor of international environmental and biodiversity law at Ghent University (since 2004). She has a Master in Law and an Advanced Master in Port and Maritime Sciences (Ghent University). In 2001 she became Doctor in Law on the subject of “Nature conservation in the marine and coastal environment, with specific reference to the Belgian marine and coastal environment”.

The research of An Cliquet is situated in the field of international, European and national biodiversity law, encompassing both marine and terrestrial biodiversity law. She is involved in research or supervising PhD research on ecological restoration, climate change and nature conservation; ecological refugees; gender and biodiversity; protection of ecosystem services; a rights-based approach to conservation; the protection of the Congo basin; health and biodiversity; wildlife trade, the legal protection of urban biodiversity and the protection of transboundary watercourses under biodiversity law.

An Cliquet has been involved in several commissions or working groups on nature policy. She is the head of the faculty environmental commission as well as a member of the IUCN World Commission on environmental law.

An Cliquet currently teaches courses on international and European environmental and biodiversity law, law and ethics on marine nature conservation, as well as some courses on public international law in general.