Rik Torfs - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1979 Master in Law, KU Leuven
  • 1980 Master in Notarial Sciences, KU Leuven
  • 1981 J.C.L., Master in Canon Law, KU Leuven
  • 1987 J.C.D., Doctor in Canon Law, KU Leuven

Academic activities:
  • Research Assistant Civil Law (1981-1982)
  • Ph.D. Fellowship (F.W.O.) Canon Law (1982-1987)
  • Research Assistant Canon Law (1987-1988)
  • Visiting Professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) (1987-1988)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) (1988-1996)
  • Editor of the European Journal for Church and State Research (since 1994)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Revue de Droit Canonique (RDC) (since 1995)
  • Professor at the University of Strasbourg (France) (since 2000
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) (since 2000)
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) (2003-2007)

More than 300 articles on Canon Law, Law, Church and State relationships
Contributor to and organiser of international conferences and symposia in more than 40 countries on 5 continents

Service to society – participation in public and cultural debate:
  • Co-founder and President of the Canonica Student Association (1978-1980)
  • Student Representative in the Academic Council (1979-1980)
  • Advocate of the Church Tribunal (since 1982)
  • Coordinator of the ‘Institute for Church and Society’ (since 1990)
  • Columnist for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard (weekly) (since 2003)
  • Member of the Commissie voor de interculturele dialoog of the Federal Government (2004-2005)
  • Member of the Comité d'honneur of l’association internationale pour la défense de la liberté religieuse (AIDLR) (Bern) (since 2005)
  • Member of the Commissie Inburgering of the Flemish Government (2005-2006)
  • Member of the Commission for Intercultural Dialogue: Assises de l’Interculturalité (Belgian Government) (2009-2010)
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