Ph.D. in Law (University of Louvain).
Full Professor at the University of Namur.
Former Dean of the Law Faculty (2009-2015).
Visiting professor for graduate or doctorate level courses at several universities: Louvain, Belgium (1999-2002), Paris Est, France (2002-2008), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2005-2008), Kinshasa, Congo (2001), West Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (2015), and others.
He directed many research projects leading to the drafting of laws and regulatory instruments, both at national and international level.
He led numerous consultancies and expert missions for Belgian government, national and international organisations, and for private and public companies.
Author of six books and about 150 of scientific papers in civil law. Scientific director of nine other books.
He gave about 200 speeches in congress and conferences in Belgium and abroad.
President of the European Institute of Bioethics (EIB).
Author of a large number of articles on issues of bioethics and biolaw, especially about end-of-life. He has long been involved in academic and public debate on these issues, by participating in conferences and debates in print and broadcast media.
He has been consulted as an expert on end-of-life issues in various legislative and judicial contexts:
Studies on life, human dignity and law. Dignidad humana, vida y derecho
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