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Koen Lemmens

Koen Lemmens
Human Rights
Tiensestraat 45 - box 3441
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Biography

Prof. Dr. Koen Lemmens (born 1976) studied law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He obtained his law degree ("Licentiaat in de Rechten") in 1999 (magna cum laude). In 2003, he obtained his PhD at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) with a thesis on "La presse et la protection juridique de l'individu: attention aux chiens de garde! Pour un exercice responsable de la liberté de presse à l'aune de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme et de la Constitution belge". Koen Lemmens began his academic career teaching an introductory course on comparative law (2004-2011) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he also taught legal theory (2008-2011) and comparative constitutional law (2007-2012). He also taught at the University of Antwerp (2008-2012).

Currently, Koen Lemmens is a professor of human rights law at K.U.Leuven and teaches press law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is also teaching in the E.Ma-programme in Venice, Italy.

He is an attorney at the Brussels bar, specialized in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and the Belgian Constitutional Court. Koen Lemmens is also a member of the scientific committee of several legal journals.

Areas of specialization

  • Human Rights
  • (Comparative) Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Religion/State relation
  • Law and Literature

Publications

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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Slotbedenkingen bij mensenrechtelijke impact van Vlaams Regeerakkoord.
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  • Nouws, Bieke; 2019. 'Van de woede der Noormannen en vertalers verlos ons heer!' Opvattingen over vertaling en juridisch vertaalbeleid in België, 1830-1914.
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    In the past decade, translation studies have seen an increased interest in translation in institution settings (Koskinen 2008, 2014; Meylaerts 2011; Wolf 2012; Kang 2014; Schäffner, Tcaciuc en Tesseur 2014; Prieto Ramos en Guzmán 2017…): a previously neglected area of research in the discipline (Mossop 1988), which has traditionally focused on the study of literature. This dissertation, on institutional translation in Belgium (1830-1914) is an example of this tendency, as well as of the steady increase in translation studies with a historical perspective (O'Sullivan 2012, p. 131). It moreover tries to fill a gap in the historiography on the Belgian language struggles and the Flemish Movement, in which the role of translation and translators so far has been neglected and little understood. Applying D'hulst's approach to historical translation research (D'hulst 2001), it deals with people's beliefs about translation (as such) and about the way translation was used by the State in the judiciary and for the publication of legislation. Prior to this analysis, it reconstructs the legal framework with regard to these areas of legal translation and the outlines of the translation practice, lifting the veil over translators and translation offices so far forgotten by historians. This study complements previous, more conceptual and comparative research on institutional translation in Belgian by Meylaerts (2009, 2011…) and more practice-oriented research by Schreiber and D'hulst (2014), Ingelbeen and Schreiber (2017) and Van Gerwen (2019). Keywords: court translation, institutional translation, legal translation, translation beliefs, translation history, translation policy, translation politics. D'HULST, L. and M. SCHREIBER, 'Vers une historiographie des politiques des traductions en Belgique durant la période française', Target, 26/1, 2014, pp. 3-31; D'HULST, L., "Why and How to Write Translation Histories?", in: J. MILTON (ed.), Emerging views on translation history in Brazil, São Paulo, Humanitas, 2001, pp. 21-32; INGELBEEN C., and M. SCHREIBER, 'Translation Policies in Belgium During the French Period (1792-1814). Legal and Administrative Texts', Parallèles, 29/1, 2017, pp. 34-44; KANG, J.-H., 'Institutions Translated. Discourse, Identity and Power in Institutional Mediation', Perspectives, 22/4, 2014, pp. 469-478; KOSKINEN, K., 'Institutional translation. The Art of Government by Translation', Perspectives, 22/4, 2014, pp. 479-492; KOSKINEN, K., Translating Institutions. An Ethnographic Study of EU Translation, Manchester, St. Jerome, 2008; MEYLAERTS, R., 'Et pour les flamands, la mëme chose. Quelle politique de traduction pour quelles minorités linguistiques?', Meta, 54/1, 2009, pp. 7-21; MEYLAERTS, R., 'Translational Justice in a Multilingual World. An Overview of Translational Regimes', Meta, 56/4, 2011, pp. 743-757; MOSSOP, B., "Translating Institutions. A Missing Factor in Translation Theory", TTR, 1/2, 1988, pp. 65-71; O'SULLIVAN, C., "Introduction. Rethinking Methods in Translation History", Translation Studies, 5/2, 2012, pp. 131-138; PRIETO RAMOS, F. and D. GUZMÁN, "Legal Terminology Consistency and Adequacy as Quality Indicators in Institutional Translation. A Mixed-Method Comparative Study", in: F. PRIETO RAMOS (ed.), Institutional Translation for International Governance: Enhancing Quality in Multilingual Legal Communication, London, Bloomsbury, 2017; SCHÄFFNER, C., L.S. TCACIUC and W. TESSEUR, 'Translation Practices in Political Institutions. A Comparison of National, Supranational, and Non-Governmental Organisations', Perspectives, 22/4, 2014, pp. 493-510; VAN GERWEN, H., 2019. 'Tous les citoyens sont censés connaître la loi'. Étude des pratiques de traduction et de transfert dans le domaine juridique belge (1830-1914), KU Leuven: unpublished dissertation, 2019; WOLF, M., Die vielsprachige Seele Kakaniens: Übersetzen und Dolmetschen in der Habsburgermonarchie 1848 bis 1918, Vienna, Böhlau Verlag, 2012.

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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. To Paul From Koen: The Right to A Name and the European Convention on Human Rights. Human Rights with a Human Touch. Liber Amicorum Paul Lemmens; 2019; pp. 233 - 251 Publisher: Intersentia; Antwerp
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    Parmentier, Stephan; Lemmens, Koen; Reyntjnes, Louise; 2019. Introduction. In Search of a Human Rights Lens for Modern Times. Human Righst with a Human Touch; 2019; pp. 1 - 10 Publisher: Intersentia
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    2019. Human Rights with a Human Touch. Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. Publisher: Intersentia; Antwerp
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Protocol No 16 to the ECHR: Managing Backlog through Complex judicial dialogues?. European Constitutional Law Review; 2019; Vol. 15; iss. 4; pp. 691 - 713
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. The History of Belgian Linguistic Legislation.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Dignity in Belgian Law.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Book Reviews The conservative human rights revolution. European identity, transnational politics and the origins of the European Convention. Comparative Legal History; 2019 Publisher: Hart Publishing Ltd.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. La liberté de la presse à l’époque d’Internet. Vers une jurisprudence strasbourgeoise 2.0 ?. L'Europe des droits de l'homme à l'heure d'Internet; 2019; pp. 271 - 294 Publisher: Larcier
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. The European Court of Human Rights: a Victim of its Success? A Critical Assessment of recent Reforms.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Carnaval is bij uitstek een feest waarbij burger stoom moeten kunnen aflaten. Knack Magazine; 2019 Publisher: Vlaamse Tijdschriften Uitgeverij
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Vormingsdag Comité P: het EVRM en de politiepraktijk.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Rechten van de Mens en de Verlichting: What's Left?.
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2019. Hoe breed is het intellectuele speelveld?. De Standaard; 2019
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    Lemmens, Koen; 2018. Private life of politicians: is it really newsworthy?.
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  • Lemmens, Koen; 2018. Noot Girleanu. European Human Rights Cases; 2018; Vol. 19; iss. 11; pp. 667 - 669
    LIRIAS2342981
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    Publisher: Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten
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    Lemmens, Koen; Vrielink, Jogchum; 2018. De censuur kan nooit worden ingevoerd': vrijheid van meningsuiting en hate speech als uitdagingen voor het EHRM en de Belgische rechtspraktijk. Recht in een multiculturele samenleving; 2018; pp. 125 - 156 Publisher: Intersentia; Mortsel
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    Vrielink, Jogchum; Lemmens, Koen; 2018. Scheiding tussen staat en geloof is in het geding. De Standaard; 2018; pp. 32 - 32
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  • Lemmens, Koen; 2018. The Margin of Appreciation in the ECtHR’s Case Law A European Version of the Levels of Scrutiny Doctrine?. European Journal of Law Reform; 2018; Vol. 20; iss. 2-3; pp. 78 - 96
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    Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
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