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Clara Burbano Herrera is a Research Professor of International Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminology and Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context at Ghent University (Belgium). She is also guest professor at the University of Geneva, and the University of Pretoria, and affiliate research professor at the University of Bergen. Previously, she was a Fulbright Senior Researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO). 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. Clara 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, first of the class, summa cum laude, (National University of Colombia), and a Master of Laws, magna cum laude (University of Los Andes, Colombia). With her research Clara has been awarded the Dutch Prince Bernhard Price for Innovative Research. She is co-founder and Executive member of the Inter-American Human Rights Network, co- founder of the Inter-American & European Human Rights Journal, co-founder and Director of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context, and Editor-in-Chief of the Human Rights in Context Blog.
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