Ms Lore Roels



Lore Roels (she/her) is a junior PhD fellow within ICRH’s Gender & Violence Team and the Migration Law Research Group at Ghent University. She is a member of the University’s interfaculty Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) and the Human Rights Centre (HRC). She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws degree from Ghent University, as well as an LLM degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she specialised in law & gender, asylum law and human rights. During her studies, Lore interned for two sexual and reproductive rights NGOs in Uganda (UYAHF and The Suubi Centre), the University Centre for Development Cooperation (UCOS), law firm Justis Lawyers Group, the Belgian Council for Alien Law Litigation and Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen. Lore’s PhD focuses on gender-(in)sensitivities in credibility assessments in European asylum procedures based on sexual and gender-based violence and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Ellen Desmet (Faculty of Law) and Prof. Dr. Ines Keygnaert (Faculty of Medicine).