Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Matilde Meertens holds a Master of Laws from Ghent University (2021, cum magna laude) and an LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2022, distinction). During her Master in Ghent, she spent a semester at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. In Paris, she also worked as an intern at the Belgian delegation of UNESCO. In Ghent, she participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court and interned in the Flemish Parliament. At the University of Strathclyde, she was involved in the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI) as an assistant researcher. Matilde joined the department of European, Public and International Law as a PhD researcher and teaching assistant in October 2022.
Matilde is currently preparing her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. An Cliquet and Prof. Dr. Francesco Sindico. Her research focuses on international and European biodiversity law and ecological restoration, with a specific focus on wetlands and peatlands in particular. She is a member of the SERE Legal Working Group. At the faculty, she provides assistance to courses in public international law and international environmental law and is also an assistant coach for the Jessup moot court team.