Asylum law, migration law, EU law, human rights law, international law, public law
Luc Leboeuf is a postdoctoral research fellow working within the framework of the project ‘The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion’. He holds a PhD in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and is a lecturer in asylum and immigration law at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Before joining the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in 2017, he practised migration law at a Belgian law firm and worked as a research fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain, where he participated in various research projects, including one on the implementation of European asylum law in Belgian law and jurisprudence. In his research, he investigates how international law impacts the selection process in Europe that determines which migrants are granted the right to remain and which are not. He focuses on the use actors make of international law – in the case of states, to organize and justify the exclusion of some migrants, and in the case of migrants, to fight against being excluded.