Marie-Claire Foblets (Coordinator)

Role in the project: 
Coordinator of the Project

Marie-Claire Foblets, Lic. Iur., Lic. Phil., Ph.D. Anthrop. (Belgium) is professor of Law and of Anthropology at the Universities of Leuven (Louvain) and Antwerp. She has held various visiting professorships both within and outside Europe. For several years she served as Head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic University of Leuven. She currently chairs the Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology at the Law Faculty in Leuven. She has conducted extensive research and published widely on issues of migration law, including the elaboration of European migration law after the Treaty of Amsterdam, citizenship/nationality laws, compulsory integration, anti-racism and non-discrimination, etc. In the field of anthropology of law, her research focu¬ses on cultural diversity and legal practice, with a particular interest in the application of Islamic family laws in Europe, and more recently in the accommodation of cultural and religious diversity under State law.

External publications
FOBLETS, M.-C. (ed.) Femmes marocaines et conflits familiaux en immigration. Quelles solutions juridiques appropriées?, Antwerp, Maklu, 1998;
FOBLETS, M.-C. & STRIJBOSCH, F. (eds), Relations familiales interculturelles/Cross cultural family relations, Onati, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 1999;
FOBLETS, M.-C. & J.Y. CARLIER, Le nouveau Code marocain de la famille. Son application en Europe, Brussels, Bruylant, 2005;
FOBLETS, M.-C. & RENTELN, A. (eds), Multicultural Jurisprudence: Comparative Perspectives on the Cultural Defense, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009;