Nicolas Hachez

Researcher - PhD student, KU Leuven

Multidisciplinary Programme on ‘Global Governance and Democratic Government’

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Nicolas Hachez is a researcher and PhD student at the institute for International Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, active on the multidisciplinary programme on ‘Global Governance and Democratic Government’ since October 2011.

Nicolas obtained his Belgian law degree magna cum laude from the universities of Namur (2001) and Louvain-la-Neuve (2004), as well as an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law (2007), as a Fulbright and BAEF Fellow.

Prior to joining the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Nicolas worked for two years as an associate attorney in the Brussels Office of an international law firm.

Nicolas' research interests include the private regulatory phenomena in global governance (in particular the Corporate Social Responsibility Movement), as well as the related issues involving legitimacy, participation and democracy in international law-making. Nicolas' research at the Centre also focuses on international investment law, and on the impact of international investment on host countries' human development.

Nicolas is also a member of the drafting committee of the Journal de Droit Européen (JDE).


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