Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau is Senior Researcher in European Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (the Hague) - University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Previously, he was Assistant Professor of European law and human rights at the University of Amsterdam (2016) and 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). His research and teaching cover varios areas of EU (especially constitutional and anti-discrimination) law, human rights, comparative constitutionalism and memory politics.
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 was 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 (Germany), IDC Herzliya (Israel), and, for several 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 (2021-2024) 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). In addition to his academic work, Dr. Belavusau has delivered legal advice and expert opinions to numerous national and international organizations, including EU institutions, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Dutch Ministry of Foreing Affairs, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, etc.
For courses taught, see study-guide.
Formerly supervised PhD researchers