Cecilia Rizcallah


Cecilia Rizcallah is a full-time Professor of European law and Fundamental Rights at the UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles, Visiting Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Research associate at the F.R.S.-FNRS and at the Institute for European law of the KU Leuven.

At the Institute for European Studies of the ULB, she teaches a class on the principle or mutual trust and the rule of law with Professor Ramona Coman.

She holds a PhD from both the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles (Le principe de confiance mutuelle en droit de l’Union européenne à l’épreuve d’une crise des valeurs), completed under a mandate from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). Her PhD received the Jean Carbonnier Prize from the Institute for Studies and Research on Justice and Law (French Ministry of Justice), the Alice Seghers Prize from the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the Pierre-Henri Teitgen Prize from the French Association for European Law. It is published in French (2020) and English (2022) with the publishing house Bruylant-Larcier, and has been reviewed in the Common Market Law Review (2022, pp. 1239-1243). Cecilia has also been a re:constitution fellow in 2021.

Beforehand, Cecilia earned an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe (mention very good, as a Baillet-Latour scholar), a Master’s degree in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles (summa cum laude, major de promotion, Ganshof Van Der Meersh Prize), and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (magna cum laude).