Lunch lecture "The United Nations and Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges" by Prof. Dr. Marc Bossuyt (12/12)

Lunch lecture “The United Nations and Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges” by Prof. Dr. Marc Bossuyt (12/12)

VVN, FRAME and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies kindly invite you to a high-level lecture by Prof. Dr. Marc Bossuyt on the occasion of Human Rights Day: “The United Nations and Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges”

Monday 12 December 2016
12h – 14h
Permanent Mission of Belgium to the EU
Wetstraat 61-63
Brussels, Belgium

Participation is free, but we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance. Please register by 8 December at

The lecture will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Neri Sybesma-Knol, Honorary President of the United Nations Association Flanders-Belgium, Emeritus Professor of International Law at VUB.

About the lecturer
Baron Marc Bossuyt is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and a former Judge and President at the Belgian Constitutional Court. Bossuyt obtained a Dr.iur (LLM) at the University of Ghent in 1968, a Certificate of international relations at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna in 1969, and a Ph.D. in political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in 1975. He is professor emeritus of international law at the University of Antwerp.
He was appointed to the Constitutional Court by Royal Order on 28 January 1997. From 9 October 2007 until his retirement Bossuyt was the President of the Dutch linguistic group of the Constitutional Court of Belgium. Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 years, Bossuyt retired from the Court and became President-Emeritus. He has been a member (1981-1985; 1992-1999; 2004-2006) and President (2006) of the UN Sub-Committee on Human Rights, and was and currently is a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (2000-2003, 2014-present).
With the Kind Support of the Belgian Permanent Mission to the EU