Julia Burchett


Julia Burchett holds a Master’s degree in International and European Legal Careers from the University of Grenoble-Alpes (2015, 1st Class Honours). During her last year of Master, she represented her university at the René Cassin European Moot Court Competition as a semi-finalist. Since 2017, she undertook doctoral studies under the joint supervision of the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université Grenoble-Alpes, where she holds a PhD contract. Her research is supervised by Professor Anne Weyembergh (CDE-ULB) and Constance Chevallier-Govers, Senior Lecturer in European Law (CESICE-UGA). During the 2016/2017 academic year, she was a teaching assistant in European Union law studies, concurrently with a post of assistant of justice at the service of the prosecutor’s office of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Valence (France), held from October 2016 until January 2018.


Research activities


The subject of her thesis is the fight against terrorist radicalization in the European Union. Her research focuses more specifically on the examination of the preventive and repressive measures implemented by the States, putting into perspective France and Belgium in a foreign law approach. By comparing the action of some European States to EU-wide initiatives, her research project aims to question the added value brought by the European Union.


More broadly, she is interested in the mutual influences between European criminal law and the criminal law of the Member States, the stakes of predictive criminal justice and the tensions within the area of ??freedom, security and justice.