Kristin Henrard continues career at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Professor of Fundamental Rights and Minorities, Kristin Henrard, leaves Erasmus School of Law for a new challenge in her scientific career in September 2020. Henrard continues her career as Professor in Public International Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with the Institute for European Studies.

As a human rights expert, Professor Kristin Henrard built an impressive track record at Erasmus School of Law. In 2010 she held her inaugural lecture on The Ambiguous Relationship between Religious Minorities and Fundamental (Minority) Rights, inaugurating her chair in Minority Rights Protection. The research beacons were changed in a subsequent chair entitled: Fundamental Rights and Minorities.

Kristin Henrard: ‘When looking back at my almost 12.5 years at Erasmus School of Law, my best memories concern the warm and inspiring relationships with the variety of people I have been working with. Especially in developing and teaching courses, in setting up the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity, and of course in relation to Erasmus Law Review, where I was editor-in-chief. I look forward to staying in touch.’

Outside the campus Kristin was active too. For example, she was a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and a board member of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research.

In addition to an extensive scientific contribution in the field of minorities and human rights, Kristin has put human rights education on the map at Erasmus University Rotterdam, for example in the form of specialised courses and honours classes for law students, as well as minors for non-lawyers. With a prestigious VIDI grant, she, together with a team of PhD students, researched minority protection in the context of EU regulations on non-discrimination.

Dean Suzan Stoter is very grateful for Kristin Henrard’s contributions in these past years: ‘We wish her success with the continuation of an in all respects impressive career.’