Joyce De Coninck

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

Joyce De Coninck is an FWO post-doctoral researcher affiliated with the Ghent European Law Institute at Ghent University (BE), as well as a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and adjunct professor at New York University School of Law (NYC). She is currently working on developing a theory of relational human rights responsibility, to effectively apportion human rights responsibility stemming from transnational cooperative governance involving state actors and non-state actors such as international organizations and private entities.

Joyce De Coninck holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2013, Magna Cum Laude) an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies – Free University of Brussels (2015, Summa Cum Laude) and obtained her doctoral degree at Ghent University in 2021 titled “Catch-22 in the Law of Responsibility of International Organizations – Systemic Deficiencies in the EU Responsibility Paradigm for Unlawful Human Rights Conduct in Integrated Border Management”. Joyce was subsequently selected as an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center of New York University (2021-2022).

Prior thereto, Joyce was an academic assistant at the Department of European, Public and International Law (UGent), where she coached and continues to coach the Jessup Moot Court team, the ELMC Moot Court team, as well as the Price Media Law Moot Court. In addition, she was a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (2020-2021), at Leiden University (2021-2022) and has provided ad hoc lectures at various institutions, including the College of Europe (Belgium).