VALCKE Anthony, PhD

  • Position :
  • Adjunct Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs, Law
  • E-mail :
  • Nationality :
  • Belgian, British
  • Languages :
  • English, French, Italian
  • Education :
  • PhD in Comparative Law - Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy (2016)


    Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - The College of Law, UK (1997)


    Diplôme d’études spécialisées en droit européen - Université Libre de Bruxelles – Institut d’Etudes Européennes, Belgium (1996)


    Maîtrise en droit - Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (1994)


    LL.B. in Law - King’s College London – School of Law, UK (1994)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 2013 - present

    • Law of the EU Internal Market
    • EU Constitutional Law


    University of Kent at Brussels: 2012 - present

    • Teaching EU Migration Law Through Clinical Legal Education
    • EU Advocacy
  • Selected Publications :
  • ‘The EU Rights Clinic at the University of Kent in Brussels’, in Alberto Alemanno and Lamin Khadar (eds), Reinventing Legal Education in Europe: How Clinical Education is Reforming the Teaching and Practice of Law (Cambridge University Press 2016, forthcoming)


    ‘Who does not belong here anymore? A statistical snapshot of Member States’ practices’ in H. Verschueren (ed), Residence, Employment and Social Rights of Mobile Persons - On How EU Law Defines Where They Belong (Intersentia 2016)


    ‘The Rule of Law: Its Origins and Meanings (A Short Guide for Practitioners)’ in Encyclopaedia of Global Science Issues (ME Sharp Publishing 2012).


    ‘Five Years of the Citizens Directive in the UK’ – Part 2, Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law, Vol 25(4) (2011).


    ‘Five Years of the Citizens Directive in the UK’ – Part 1, Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law, Vol 25(3) (2011).


    Response to European Commission’s Green Paper entitled ‘Less Bureaucracy for Citizens: Promoting Free Movement of Public Documents and Recognition of the Effects of Civil Status Records’, Working Papers (2011).


    Response to European Commission Questionnaire 'Consultation on Citizens’ Rights – The Way Forward', Working Papers (2010).


    ‘The United Kingdom’ in Comparative Study on the Application of Directive 2004/38’ (Committee on Legal Affairs, European Parliament 2009) (PE 410.650).


    Co-author ‘Analysis of the Aliens and Nationality Law of the Republic of Liberia’ (American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, 2009).


    Editor, ‘Commentary on the Labour Law of Liberia’ (American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative 2007).


    With Francisco Todorov, ‘Judicial Review of Merger Control Decisions in the European Union’, The Antitrust Bulletin (Journal of American and Foreign Antitrust and Trade Regulation - American Bar Association), Vol 51 No. 2. (2006)


    ‘The European Union & the International Legal Order: Discord or Harmony?’ (ed. Vincent Kronenberger), European Journal of International Law, (2003) Vol. 14(5).


    With Francisco Todorov, article ‘Procedural Aspects of Judicial Review of EC Merger Decisions’, Lawyers’ Europe (Law Society European Group), (2003) Winter issue.


  • Other relevant information:
  • Solicitor (Law Society, England & Wales), Registered European Lawyer (Brussels bar, Belgium), Avvocato comunitario (Palermo bar, Italy).


    Founder and Legal Supervisor, EU Rights Clinic (European Citizen Action Service and University of Kent in Brussels)


    Serves as expert witness on the Liberian justice system in US and Norwegian court proceedings.


    Election Observer, EU Election Observation Mission to Guinea Bissau (2005).


    Judge, Lisbon Regional Final, European Moot Court Competition (2001).