Marijke de Pauw is an associate postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She holds a Masters’ degree in international and European law and a doctoral degree in law from the VUB and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles. In 2015, she was granted visiting research fellowships at the Europainstitut of the University of Basel, Switzerland and UC Berkeley School of Law, USA. Her main areas of expertise include the rights of older persons, age discrimination, the rights of persons with disabilities, and the interpretive practice of regional and international human rights bodies. Dr. De Pauw has previously worked as a legal counsel on migration and a National Focal Point expert on Belgium for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. She currently continues to be a member of the editorial board of the Flemish human rights journal Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten and is an active member of the EU Cost Action on Ageism (IS 1402).