Freya Baetens (Cand. Jur./Lic.Jur. (Ghent); LL.M. (Columbia); Ph.D. (Cambridge)) is Professor of Public International Law at the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Faculty of Law, Oslo University), working on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals.
She is also affiliated with the Europa Institute (Faculty of Law, Leiden University).
She has been a Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute, Bern University (Switzerland), FHR Lim A Po Institute (Suriname), Xi'An Jiaotong Law School (China), Sydney Law School (Australia) and National University Singapore (Singapore). She serves on the Editorial Board of the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International Law.
As a Member of the Brussels Bar, she regularly acts as counsel or expert in international disputes. She is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). She is specialised in the law of treaties, responsibility of states and international organisations, law of the sea, WTO and investment law, energy law and sustainable development.
TDM 1 (2019) Special Issue on the "Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)"