Tine Destrooper

Associate Professor

Professor of Transitional Justice

Meet Tine Destrooper

Short Bio

Tine Destrooper is the coordinator of the Justice Visions project and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University and a member of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University.

Her research focuses on victim participation in transitional justice. She currently carries out a comparative study on the long term and unforeseen effects of victim participation on victims and their communities.

Previously, she held positions at various European and American institutions, including New York University, the European University Institute, Leiden University, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin and the Universities of Antwerp and Leuven. Here she conducted research on the consequences of violent conflict and the role of the international community in dealing with the aftermath of violent conflict. Her publications and lectures at various international forums have highlighted the often unforeseen consequences that international interventions can have for local (groups of) rights-holders.

She was previously director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice in New York, where she gained experience in managing and publishing policy-oriented research, and where she worked together with researchers, civil society organisations and policymakers at various administrative levels.

Education

University Degrees

  • PhD Social and Political Science (European University Institute)
  • MRes Social and Political Sciences (European University Institute)
  • Ma Politics, Security and Integration (University College London)
  • Ba Political Science (Leuven University)

Past and current professional positions

  • Associate Professor Transitional Justice, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University (since October 2018)
  • Director Flemish Peace Institute (Jan 2018 – March 2019)
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law School, New York University, United States (Jan 2015 – Aug 2017)
  • Research Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany (Sep 2016 – Jul 2017)
  • Director, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law School, New York University, United States (Jul 2015 – Jun 2016)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Leuven Institute for Criminology, Law Faculty, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (2015, part time)
  • University Lecturer, Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium (Sep 2013 – Aug 2015, part time)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Law and Development Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2014, part time)
  • University Lecturer School for Governance and Global Affairs, Campus Den Haag, Leiden University, the Netherlands (Sep 2013 – Aug 2014, part time)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, School for Governance and Global Affairs, Campus Den Haag, Leiden University, the Netherlands (Dec 2012 – Dec 2013)
  • Intern Legal Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees, Belgium (Feb 2008 – Aug 2008, internship)

Publications