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Dr. U. (Uladzislau) Belavusau LLM

Faculty of Law
T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Visiting address
  • Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
Postal address
  • Postbus 15544
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Academic Bio

    Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau is Assistant Professor of European Law at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). As of September 2016, he will be seconded as Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Hague. Previosly he taught European law and human rights at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2011-2015). He holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LL.M. from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

    Dr. Belavusau has held visiting fellowships at the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, USA), Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg, Germany), York University (Toronto, Canada), Università degli studi di Milano-Biccoca (Italy), and Tel Aviv University (Israel). For the spring semester 2021, he is invited as a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European Univeristy Institute (Florence, Italy).  

    In addition, he has guest lectured at the Amsterdam University College, Tilburg University, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), York University (Canada), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Central European University (Hungary), Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), European Law Academy in Trier (Germany), IDC Herzliya (Israel), and, for severeal years continuously, at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy).

    Currently, Dr. Belavusau leads the Dutch team in the international MEMOCRACY consortium (The Challenge of Populist Memory Politics for Europe: Towards Effective Responses to Militant Legislation on the Past), that was awarded a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation. During 2016-2019, he was the Principal Investigator for the Dutch team in the MELA consortium (Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives), sponsored by the EU research grant HERA (Humanities in the European Reserarch Area). In 2015, the International Association of Labour Law Journals conferred him Marco Biagi Award for the best paper in labour law (published in Columbia Journal of European Law).

    Dr. Belavusau is the author of a monograph Freedom of Speech: Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies (Routledge, 2013), as well as a co-editor of three books: Constitutionalism under Stress: Essays in Honour of Wojciech Sadurski (Oxford University Press, 2020), EU Anti-Discrimination Law Beyond Gender (Oxford: Hart, 2018) and Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History (Cambridge University Press, 2017). 

    Research Areas

    • EU law (with a focus on fundamental rights, citizenship and anti-discrimination law)
    • human rights
    • comparative constitutional law
    • memory politics 


    For courses taught, see study-guide.  

    Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (MELA Research Consortium) T.M.C. Asser Institute (the Hague) Profile on Twitter
  • Publications
  • Publications


    • Belavusau, U., & Gliszczyńska‐Grabias, A. (2020). The Remarkable Rise of ‘Law and Historical Memory’ in Europe: Theorizing Trends and Prospects in the Recent Literature. Journal of Law and Society, 47(2), 325-338. [details]
    • Kochenov, D. V., & Belavusau, U. (2020). After the celebration: Marriage equality in EU Law post-Coman in eight questions and some further thoughts. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 27(5), 549-572. [details]


    • Bán, M. (2020). The legal governance of historical memory and the rule of law. [details]
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