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Lourdes Peroni, PhD

Scientific activity

2014 – Doctor in Law, Ghent University’s Law Faculty, Belgium

2004 – LL.M., Harvard Law School, United States

1999 – Abogada, National University of Asuncion’s Law Faculty, Paraguay

Scientific interests

I am a human rights law scholar whose areas of research include equality and non-discrimination, gender-based violence, intersectionality and vulnerability, particularly within the contexts of the United Nations, Organization of American States and Council of Europe. I have published on these themes in several journals such as Feminist Legal Studies, Human Rights Law Review and International Journal of Constitutional Law. Before joining the University of Warsaw, I worked at several universities, including Yale (US), Ghent (Belgium) and Sheffield Hallam (UK). I was a fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and was involved in various submissions and third-party interventions before the CEDAW Committee and the European Court of Human Rights. I was a visiting scholar at Emory Law School, Melbourne Law School and, most recently, CEU Democracy Institute.

Selected publications
  • Peroni, “Lo Público y lo Privado, Dicotomías de Género y Re-privatización de las Mujeres en el Parlamento,” Debate Feminista (accepted for publication in September 2022)
  • Peroni, “Los Estereotipos en el Derecho Antidiscriminatorio: Comentario,” 28(1) Revista Discusiones (2022) 71-84 https://doi.org/10.52292/j.dsc.2022.2868
  • Niemi, Peroni and Stoyanova (eds.), International Law and Violence Against Women: Europe and the Istanbul Convention (Routledge 2020)
  • Peroni, “The Protection of Women Asylum Seekers under the ECHR: Unearthing the Gendered Roots of Harm,” 18(2) Human Rights Law Review (2018) 347–370 https://doi.org/10.1093/hrlr/ngy005
  • Peroni, “The Borders that Disadvantage Migrant Women in Enjoying Human Rights,” 36(2) Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (2018) 93-110 https://doi.org/10.1177/0924051918771229
  • Peroni, “Violence against Migrant Women: The Istanbul Convention through A Postcolonial Feminist Lens,” 24 Feminist Legal Studies (2016) 49-67 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-016-9316-x
  • Peroni, Religious and Ethnic Minorities in the European Court of Human Rights: Democratic Pluralism Unfolded in International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity (Jane Boulden and Will Kymlicka eds.) Oxford University Press 2015, 25-50
  • Peroni, “Religion and Culture in the Discourse of the European Court of Human Rights: The Risks of Stereotyping and Naturalizing,” 10 International Journal of Law in Context (2014) 195–221 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552314000032
  • Peroni, “Deconstructing ‘Legal’ Religion in Strasbourg,” 3 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2014) 235-257 https://doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rwt047
  • Peroni and Timmer, “Vulnerable Groups: The Promise of an Emerging Concept in European Human Rights Convention Law,” 11 International Journal of Constitutional Law I•CON (2013) 1056–1085 https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/mot042


Projects in progress
Completed projects
  • Paraguayan Research Council, Programme “Repatriation of Paraguayan Researchers Abroad,” Research Project: Gender Equality in the Paraguayan Parliament (2020- 2022)
  • Ghent University, Special Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship “BOF,” Research Project: International Human Rights Law Responses to Gender-Based Violence against Asylum Seeker and Migrant Women (2014-2017)
  • Ghent University, Human Rights Centre, ERC-funded project led by Professor Eva Brems, Research Project: Strengthening the European Court of Human Rights: More Accountability through Better Legal Reasoning (2009-2014)