Joost Huysmans

Joost Huysmans studied Law at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and the College of Europe. He is currently working as a teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Criminal law of the KU Leuven, where he prepares a PhD on the abuse of defence rights in criminal proceedings. He specialises in the right to liberty and security and the right to a fair trial in criminal matters under the ECHR and the EU Charter of fundamental rights.