Aleydis Nissen, Ph.D. Candidate

Cardiff University

Country: United Kingdom (Wales)

About Me:

Hello. My name is Aleydis. I moved from Belgium to the UK to further specialise in international and European law.

Research Interests

International Law & Organization

Human Rights

Class, Inequality, and Labor Politics

European Politics

Foreign Aid

Political Psychology

Specific Areas of Interest

Business/Human Rights

Countries of Interest


South Korea




Media Appearances:

Newspaper Quotes:

(2018) The Irish Examiner (op-ed)

Wrote a viral op-ed that explains how K-pop band BTS supports young people around the world "At a time when so many young people are struggling to find their place, it is almost no surprise that BTS has been such a big hit"

(2017) The Independent (op-ed)

Discussed whether Edward Enninful’s new role at Vogue UK is a sign towards a more inclusive fashion industry. "It could very well be that Enninful is the first in a new generation of editors who understand the power they have to change the whole fashion industry"

(2017) The Huffington Post

Commented on development projects that stimulate the privatisation of education. "The continuous rise of private education offered by Western for-profit companies in frontier economies will create more problems during the next decade"

(2016) Knack (op-ed)

Discussed the use of licensed figurines in advertising of junk food to children "The Britse Code of No-Broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotions and Direct Marketing prohibits marketing with licensed figurines such as Shrek and Scoobydoo. Should Belgium follow suit?" (translated)

(2016) Yale Global Online

Advised companies on dealing with accusations of human rights violations after Beyoncé launched a sports clothing brand, Ivy Park, made in Sri Lanka " 'Whether the accusations are true or untrue, it may be argued that a major opportunity to live up to the corporate responsibility to respect human rights is missed,' argues Aleydis Nissen"