Sien Devrientdt, PhD Research Fellow and Academic Assistant, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University


Sien Devriendt is a PhD Research Fellow and academic assistant within the research group of (Belgian and international) Constitutional Law (Department of European, Public and International Law). She holds a Master of Law from Ghent University, graduating magna cum laude. During her studies, Sien did an internship at the civil court in Ghent. She also participated in an interrogation and research by the local investigation cell Meprosch (human trafficking- prostitution- marriage of convenience) in Ghent. These experiences taught her how to apply oral and written skills within different branches of law.

Sien assists Prof. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte in the Bachelor course of Constitutional Law and the Advanced Study of Constitutional Law. She co-teaches Practical exercises of Constitutional Law. She supervises bachelor and master theses. Sien is co-editor of the Belgian Constitutional Law Blog.

The title of her doctoral research is ‘Actief pluralisme in het Vlaams officieel onderwijs: een studie van de theorie en praktijk rond levensbeschouwelijke diversiteit’ (Active pluralism and active citizenship in Flemish formal education: a study of the theory and practice of ideological diversity).



POSITION Academic Assistant and PhD Research Fellow

EMAIL Sien.Devriendt[@]

BLOG Belgian Constitutional Law Blog

TELEPHONE +32(0)9 264 68 22

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 68 18

WORKING DAYS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Paddenhoek 5, 2nd floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium


  • Academic Assistant and PhD Researcher, Department of European, Public and International Law (2016 – ongoing)


  • Master of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2014 – 2016 (great distinction)
  • Bachelor of Laws in Law, Ghent University, 2011 – 2014


  • Practical exercises Constitutional Law, Ghent University
  • Advanced Study of Constitutional Law, assisting Prof. Dr. Vande Lanotte, Ghent University
  • Constitutional Law, assisting Prof. Dr. Vande Lanotte, Ghent University


  • Belgian constitutional law
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Human rights law
  • European law


All publications by Sien Devriendt are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’.

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