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Hello. My name is Aleydis. I am a F.R.S.-FNRS senior researcher fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the coordinator of the course 'women's rights' at Leiden University.  I am also a member of the Flemish Housing Fund's Board of Directors and of the Belgian Institute for Tax Advisors & Accountants' Sustainability Working Group. 


Cambridge University Press published my book "The European Union, Emerging Global Business and Human Rights".  This book operates between numerous complex legal orders. Apart from international and EU law perspectives, the book integrates (field) studies covering global value chains: floriculture in Kenya and the Netherlands and electronics in South Korea and France. The European Journal of International Law, the Chicago Journal of International Law and the Business and Human Rights Journal (CUP) also published my work. I conducted, amongst others, historical and feminist critical discourse analysis for these publications. 


I was a visiting researcher at Seoul National University's Graduate School of International Studies and the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Angela Graham



2023 — Marco Biagi Award, International Association of Labour Law Journals

2021 — Andrés Bello (J.B. Scott) Prize, Institut de Droit International (Geneva)

2021 — René Cassin Thesis Prize, Fondation René Cassin Institut International des Droits de l'Homme (Strasbourg)

2020 — Best (Post-)doctoral Thesis Prize, European Public Law Organisation (Athens)

2020 — First Prize Great Quote Contest, Law School Art Commission, Leiden University

2019 — First Prize Wall Label Competition, New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge




2020 — 3-year Chargée de Recherches Grant, F.R.S.-FNRS (Brussels)

2020 — 3-year Research Grant, FWO (Brussels)

2016 — Full PhD scholarship, Cardiff University