Catholic University of Leuven
Marie-Claire Foblets, Lic. Iur., Lic. Phil., Ph. D. Anthrop. (Belgium). Professor of Law and Anthropology at the Universities of Leuven (Louvain), Brussels and Antwerp. She held various visiting professorships, i.a. at ParisI/Sorbonne. Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts in Flanders, honorary member of the Brussels bar, currently chair of the Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology at the Law Faculty in Louvain (Leuven).
She has done extensive research and published widely on issues of immigration, integration and nationality law in Belgium. In the field of anthropology of law, her research focuses on the application of Islamic family laws in Europe, and more recently on accommodation of cultural and religious diversity in State law (i.a.: FOBLETS, M.-C., Les familles maghrébines et la justice en Belgique. Anthropologie juridique et immigration, Paris, Karthala, 1994; FOBLETS, M.-C. (ed.), Familles – Islam – Europe. Le droit confronté au changement, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1996 (coll. ‘Musulmans d’Europe); FOBLETS, M.-C. (ed.) Femmes marocaines et conflits familiaux en immigration. Quelles solutions juridiques appropriées?, Antwerp, Maklu, 1998; FOBLETS, M.-C. & J.Y. CARLIER, Le nouveau Code marocain de la famille. Son application en Europe [The Family Code in Morocco. Its application in Europe], Brussels, Bruylant (2005); FOBLETS, M.-C., Recht op maat. Culturen in de rechtbank. [Culture(s) in the courtroom. Justice made to measure], Antwerp, Maklu (forthcoming).