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Lucia van der Meulen

Lucia is a PhD candidate at the KU Leuven Institute for European Law. Her research is part of the ERC-project RESHUFFLE and concerns the use of EU law for fundamental rights litigation. In her project, she analyses the opportunities and obstacles that litigators face when attempting to bring fundamental rights cases before the European Court of Justice. More broadly, Lucia has an interest in finding ways to improve fundamental rights realisation and protection within the European legal order, from the international to the local level. Lucia is also interested in diversifying legal methodology, specifically by combining legal methodology with methods and insights from the social sciences.

Before starting her PhD, Lucia studied Public International Law and Legal Research at Utrecht University as well as Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht.