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Pierre ROBERT
Marie-Pierre DE BUISSERET​
François ROLAND​
Sarah JANSSENS​
Katrien DESIMPELAERE​
Mathilde QUESTIAUX​
Justine VAN EDOM

Pierre ROBERT

Pierre Robert holds a law degree from the Université Catholique Louvain (1998) and a degree in communication and media from the Ghent University (1999). He is a member of the Brussels Bar since 1999.

He has been recognized as a specialist in foreigners’ law by the Bar Association and practices all aspects of this legal field (in particular asylum, family reunification, regularization, economic migration, nationality, etc.).

He has brought several important cases before national and international courts, including:

  • Before the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Before the European Court of Human Rights
    • Singh a.o. v. Belgium (ECHR, 2.10.2012, 33210/11), concerning the examination of asylum application and the obligations of asylum authorities in that respect
  • Before the Constitutional Court

PPierre Robert has also written several articles, such as:

  • “Accès au dossier administratif en droit des étrangers : Quelle effectivité derrière les principes ? », R.D.E., 2017, avec Sarah JANSSENS;
  • « Droits fondamentaux et extrême urgence – Comment sortir de l’insécurité juridique ? », R.D.E., 2017.

He has been a speaker at the following conferences and symposia:

Pierre Robert is a member of the board of directors of the Syndicat des Avocats pour la Démocratie and the Nansen association.

Marie-Pierre DE BUISSERET

Marie-Pierre de Buisseret holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (1994).

Interested in international migration and human rights, she has been addressing these issues from different angles for 25 years:

  • Lawyer at the Brussels Bar (from 1995 to 1998 and since 2007)
  • Legal adviser to Siréas (Association providing help to migrants)
  • NGO representative at the Regularisation Commission (from 2000)
  • NGO representative of the Consultative Commission for Foreigners
  • Parliamentary advisor to the Federal Parliament (from 2003 to 2013)
  • Member of the Foreigners Commission of the League of Human Rights and co-resident from September 2017
  • Member of the board of directors of the Association pour le droit des Etrangers

In addition to foreigners’ law, she also practices family law.

François ROLAND

After obtaining a master’s degree in law in June 2010 at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, François Roland has completed his education with a master’s degree in humanitarian action (Joint European Master in International Humanitarian Action (NOHA)), in the Netherlands, France and Indonesia.

He has worked in the field of humanitarian aid for the UN (Indonesia) and the Red Cross (Chad and Guinea) and is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar since June 2013.

His main areas of expertise are foreigners’ law and social assistance law (CPAS). He also deals with questions of social security law in the broad sense of the term and private international law.

François Roland extends his professional commitment through participation in several associations and organizations such as:

  • Droits sans toit ;
  • Social section of the Bureau d’Aide Juridique + member of the group « caselaw » ;
  • Foreigner’s law section of the Bureau d’Aide Juridique ; 
  • Ligue des droits humains.

He has also spoken at several conferences on topics relating to foreigners’ law, including:

  • ADDE training cycle, « les résidents longue durée », 2015 ;
  • ADDE training cycle, « Définition des statuts de réfugié et de protection subsidiaire », 2018 ; 
  • Formation du Bureau d’Aide Juridique : « Droit des étrangers et droit de l’aide sociale : regards croisés », 2019.

Sarah JANSSENS

Sarah Janssens obtained a master degree in law in June 2010 at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, before completing her education with an additional master in European Law (LLM) at the Ghent University.

Being a lawyer at the Brussels Bar since 2011, her preferred subject is foreigners’ law. She also deals with questions related to family law, European law and international private law.

Sensitive to the need to guarantee access to justice for all, she is also engaged in several organizations, such as:

  • le Syndicat des Avocats pour la Démocratie ;
  • la Plateforme Justice pour Tous ;
  • le projet Droits sans toit ;

She is also a member of the editorial board of the “Revue en Droit des Etrangers” and has written several publications herself:

  • «  Proposition de définition de la notion de « groupe social » : entre état des lieux de la jurisprudence et perspectives d’évolution », R.D.E., 2011 ;
  • « Le droit d’être entendu en matière d’asile et migration : perspectives belge et européenne », R.D.E., 2013, avec ierre ROBERT ;
  • « Accès au dossier administratif en droit des étrangers : Quelle effectivité derrière les principes ? », R.D.E., 2017, avec Pierre ROBERT;
  • « Accès au dossier administratif et Règlement Dublin : l’expression d’un principe général, ou l’exception qui confirme la règle ? », R.D.E., 2018 ;
  • « Accès au dossier administratif et Règlement Dublin : suite… et pas fin », R.D.E., 2019 ;

Sarah Janssens has also spoken at several conferences on topics relating to foreigners’ rights:

  • ADDE training cycle, “Détention administrative et recours”, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
  • Amendes administratives, 2017.
  • Actualités en droit des étrangers, 2018.
  • ADDE training cycle, « Régularisation médicale et humanitaire », 2019 et 2020.
  • Questions préjudicielles récentes en droit des étrangers, 2020.

Katrien DESIMPELAERE

Katrien Desimpelaere obtained a master’s degree in moral sciences from the Ghent University in 2011. She then obtained a master’s degree in law from the Ghent University in 2015.

After having completed an internship at the United Nationas Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Strasbourg, she is a member of the Brussels Bar since September 2016.

Mathilde QUESTIAUX

Mathilde Questiaux has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve and a master’s degree in law from the University of Ghent.

Admitted to the Brussels Bar in April 2016, she practices mainly foreigners’ law and family law.

Justine VAN EDOM

Justine Van Edom has first obtained her bachelor in Law in both French and Dutch from the Catholic University of Leuven and the Saint-Louis University in Brussels. She then obtained her master’s degree in Law from the Catholic University of Leuven. Afterwards, she completed her education with a specialization master in human rights from the Saint-Louis University in Brussels.

She was admitted to the Brussels Bar in October 2020 and practices primarily foreigner’s law.