François Catteau

Former Members

François Catteau is holder of a Masters in Law of the UCLouvain and a Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies (both with honours) of the Institute for European Studies (IEE-ULB). During his studies, he mainly specialized in European law and Belgian public law. Then, he focused on European criminal law. He first worked as a research assistant for the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) before doing a traineeship for the European Commission (DG JUST). He has recently joined the Centre as a PhD candidate under the supervision of profs. Anne Weyembergh and Chloé Brière.


Research activities

His research focuses on victims’ rights in the European Union. It is part of a research project (funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS) which aims to develop, on the basis of the strengths and weaknesses identified, one or more theoretical European model(s) for the protection of victims of crime aimed at ensuring adequate protection of their rights, while taking into account the diversity of their situations and respecting the fundamental balances of the European penal area. In this framework, François Catteau is in charge of analyzing EU legislation applicable to these victims as well as studying and comparing their implementation in Belgian and French law.


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