Tim Opgenhaffen (°1989) obtained a PhD on the topic of ‘restrictions of freedom in residential care’. In this PhD he made a human rights evaluation of legislation and policies in Belgium. It was awarded with the Collin Prize, the Derine Prize and the Walter Leën Prize. Currently, Tim Opgenhaffen is an assistant professor social law at Hasselt University, as well as a guest professor at the University of Leuven and the University of Liège and a lecturer at University College Leuven Limburg. He carries out fundamental and practice-oriented research in the domains of social law, welfare law and health law. His primary research subjects are restrictions of freedom in care, social rights of persons with disabilities, legal capacity of persons with psychosocial disabilities and professional secrecy.
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