Dr. Bart Kleine Deters

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection
4. Governance and institutions

Bart Kleine Deters is a PhD fellow since September 2015. His research concerns linkages between human rights and socio-economic development. He is specifically interested in how national human rights law can help shape development outcomes. To study this, the dissertation focuses on primary education in Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it contributes to Sustainable Development Goal #4.

He holds a MSc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT, where he specialised in Social Protection Policy Design and Financing. Prior to that, he studied European law at the LLB level, and international law (with a specialisation in human rights) at the LLM level, both at Maastricht University.

Selected publications by Bart Kleine Deters

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Chongcharoentanawat, Patima, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara A. Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo, 2016, The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-027
Kleine Deters, Bart & Zina Nimeh, 2014, Diverse we stand: Horizontal inequality and ethno-communal conflict in Indonesia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-091

Conference contributions
Kleine Deters, Bart, 2019, Does the right to education lead to better education outcomes?, Presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, at Leeds, UK
Kleine Deters, Bart & Gustavo Arosemena, 2018, Conflicts in Rights-Based Development, Presented at the Leuven Center for Global Studies conference, titled "70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Can We Still Afford Human Rights?" (Leuven, Belgium)
Kleine Deters, Bart, 2017, The human right to education: a bottom-up or top-down project?, Presented at the APPAM International Conference in Brussels, Belgium, More information

Kleine Deters, Bart, 2021, A quantitative approach to the right to education; Concept, measurement, and effects, PhD Dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University