Stijn Smet is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University Law School (Human Rights Centre) and will start as Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne Law School (Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies) in March 2017. He studied law at Ghent University (2001-2006) and human rights at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (2006-2007). Afterwards, he worked for a human rights NGO in Brussels, the European Commission Delegation to the Sudan, an educational NGO in Rio de Janeiro and the Belgian Ministry of Justice, before returning to academia to obtain a PhD in Law (2009-2014).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His current research - in comparative constitutional law - investigates the balance between religious diversity and social cohesion in constitutional democracies.