Professor Anne Weyembergh

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Vice Rector


Anne Weyembergh is Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and President of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB – IEE (since 2014). She founded and co-coordinates the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) since November 2004. She is a Member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (since 2017 – Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques). Anne Weyembergh is Vice-Rector of ULB for External Relations and Development Cooperation since 2020. She has coordinated numerous research projects: IEE-ULB/Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, focusing on solidarity in the EU (Sept. 2016 – Sept. 2019); GEM-STONES (Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks & European Strategies), including Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (2016-2020). She is currently co-supervising (with John Spencer and Nicky Padfield, University of Cambridge) a project addressing the impact of mutual recognition in criminal matters on the right to liberty in Europe, financed by the Wiener-Anspach Foundation (2016-2018). She acted as an academic expert in various research projects for Committees of the European Parliament, most of them concerning EU criminal law. She is one of the chief editors of the New Journal of European Criminal Law (NJECL) as well as one of the general editors of the EU Criminal Law series of Hart Publishing. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Cahiers de droit européen (CDE) as well as a member of the scientific committee of the Revue belge de droit international (RBDI).

Anne Weyembergh graduated in Law (ULB, 1993 – 1st Class Honours). She holds a Masters Degree in Public and Administrative Law (ULB, 1994 – 1st Class Honours) and a Masters Degree in International Law (ULB, 1995 – 1st Class Honours). She has completed a PhD in Law at the ULB (2003 – Alice Seghers Price).

She is a full time Professor at the ULB (Faculty of Law and Institute for European Studies). Together with Serge de Biolley, she founded the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) in 2004. She has been co-coordinating the Network (with Valsamis Mitsilegas and Katalin Ligeti) since then.

She has been President of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB since October 2014. In addition, she is the coordinator of the team on European criminal law (Centre for European Law).

Anne Weyembergh has been the Chief Editor of the New Journal of European Criminal Law (with Paul De Hert, Valsamis Mitsilegas, Scott Crosby and Holger Matt) since May 2014. She has also been General Editor of the EU Criminal Law series of Hart Publishing (with Valsamis Mitsilegas and Katalin Ligeti) since 2014 and Member of the Comité de rédaction des Cahiers de droit européen (CDE).


Research Activities

Her main research activities relate to EU criminal law (police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters) but also criminal law in other legal orders (national and international law) and European law more broadly, with a special focus on the area of freedom, security and justice.


Teaching activities

As a Professor at the ULB, she is in charge of the following courses : ‘EU criminal law’ (with Gilles de Kerchove), ‘International and European Criminal Law’ (with Vaios Koutroulis), ‘Droit pénal général et spécial approfondi’ (with Patrick Mandoux and Marc Preumont), ‘Europe’s area of freedom, security and justice, challenges and outcomes’(with Ramona Coman) and ‘Méthodologie de la recherche et de la rédaction en droit pénal’.

She has been invited as a guest lecturer to other Belgian and foreign universities, such as the University of Luxembourg, the University of Geneva, the University of Catania, the University of Padua, the University of Leiden, the University of Macau, the University of Montréal, the University of Birzeit or to judicial training institutions (for instance the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in France).


European Law Practice

From 2007 to 2012, Anne Weyembergh was Assesseur at the Belgian Conseil d’Etat, in charge of checking compliance with EU law within the legislative department.