Clara Burbano-Herrera

Global Fellow

Clara Burbano Herrera is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University and Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context at Ghent University.

Previously, Clara was a Fulbright Senior Researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard University) and a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) (Ghent University). Her research lies on the intersection between international law and human rights, and relates to the role of international human rights organs in the prevention of violation of human rights, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. Clara has lived and spent most of her academic life conducting socio-legal research in diverse countries in the three continents. With her research Clara has been awarded the Dutch Prince Bernhard Price for Innovative Research.

Prof Burbano-Herrera holds a PhD in Law (Ghent University), a Master after Master in Fundamental Rights, magna cum laude (University Carlos III, Spain), a Master after Master in Constitutional Law, best student award, summa cum laude (National University of Colombia), and a Master of Laws (University of Los Andes, Colombia) magna cum laude. Clara is also a lawyer.

Ghent University Human Rights Centre

Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context