Jana Riemslagh

Junior Employee Criminal Law

Jana Riemslagh’s choice to enter the legal profession was informed by her strong interest in human rights and deeply rooted sense of justice. Drawing on her international experiences, she now wishes to develop into an effective lawyer in criminal law and human rights under the watchful eye of Johan Heymans and An-Sofie Raes.

Jana Riemslagh obtained her Master’s in Law (magna cum laude) at Ghent University in June 2018. Throughout her education she was fascinated by human rights and criminal law.

She took part in the Inter-American Moot Court Competition in Washington, following which her team received an award for the ‘second best written memorial’. In the run-up to this Moot Court, she was immersed in the world of international human rights, and this sparked her passion for advocacy and her drive to defend those who are treated unfairly by governments. A voluntary project at a human rights firm in South Africa in the summer of 2018 aroused her interest in the legal profession. She completed her educational career by successfully obtaining an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Edinburgh and undergoing an instructive internship at the NGO UN House Edinburgh.

Equipped with an open mind, great passion and the necessary legal and technical baggage, Jana Riemslagh joined Van Steenbrugge Advocaten in October 2019.

Degrees and qualifications

LL.M in Human Rights at the University of Edinburgh, 2019
Master's in Law, Ghent University, 2018


Van Steenbrugge Advocaten


Registered at the Ghent Bar since October 2019


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Opinion & blog

Right to the assistance of a lawyer during an interrogation: what does this mean in concrete terms? 
The importance of extending the limitation period for sexual offenses against adults.


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