Evelyn Merckx holds a PhD in law, obtained at Ghent University. Her research interests concern international human rights law, children’s rights, juvenile law and family law. She is currently employed as legal expert on juvenile law at Agentschap Opgroeien. Evelyn is a member of the Human Rights Centre and the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context. She remains a voluntary post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, faculty of law and criminology.