Louise Janssens is part of the Real Estate & Regulatory practice group.
During her academic career she participated in and won the international moot court competition on Children’s Rights, organised by the University of Leiden. Her team competed against the teams of the University of Pretoria, and Trinity College, amongst others.
Prior to joining Liedekerke, Louise worked for a law firm specialised in constitutional law for close to a year, where she worked on cases related to discrimination, sexism, the right to freedom of religion, GDPR and the right to freedom of education.
Before starting her traineeship at the Bar, she has taken on several positions in both the non-profit sector and public service, namely as a legal advisor and policy officer. In public service, she worked for the federal public service of Internal Affairs for more than a year.
Louise was admitted to the Antwerp Bar in 2020 and joined Liedekerke in 2021.
European Inter-University Centre in Venice (European Master (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation) 2018
University of Antwerp (Master's degree in Law) 2017
Conducted comparative research and critical reporting on national security legislation and on access to legal assistance for migrants in the European Union
Organised roundtables with judges in the European Union on the application of antiterrorist legislation
Assisted on founding Belgian NGOs in the field of business and human rights and education and drafting the NGO statutes in accordance with the Belgian law
Conducted research on the implementation of obligations regarding international humanitarian law
Assisted the Belgian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the reporting for the universal periodic reviews to CAT, CEDAW and OHCHR
Assisted in analysing national security policies
Assisted on proceedings before the Constitutional Court and the Council of State in cases related to education, social housing, environment, energy and freedom of religion
Assisted social housing companies in the reformation of the social housing market in the Flemish Region
Represented clients in court proceedings on civil and criminal claims based on discrimination and sexism
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of the redaction of Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten, a national academic peer-reviewed journal on human rights