Prior to joining PEN International as its Europe Programme Coordinator in August 2017, Laurens worked as a Legal Adviser, Associate Legal Adviser and Legal Intern for the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, on issues of judicial independence and rule of law, human rights of LGBTI persons, and counter-terrorism and human rights. Previously, he worked as a trainee in the Human Rights Unit of the European Parliament, funded through the Robert Schuman traineeship programme and the Flanders Trainee Programme. Laurens holds an LLM from Maastricht University’s European Law School in the Netherlands, with a focus on human rights and EU foreign relations, a bachelor’s degree in law from Universiteit Gent in Belgium, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, with a focus on the modern era, from Universiteit Gent and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German.
Laurens.hueting [at] pen-international.org