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Julia Emtseva

Research Fellow

emtseva@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-311

Main Fields of Research:

Public International Law; International Human Rights Law; Transitional Justice; International Humanitarian Law

Academic Career:

Since 12/2019 | Research Fellow at the MPIL, PhD Project: Privatized Justice: the Role of the Private Sector in Transitional Justice Processes

07/2019 - 10/2019 | Research Fellow at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (Berlin, Germany)

08/2018 - 05/2019 | LL.M. in International Human Rights Law (magna cum laude) - University of Notre Dame Law School (IN, USA) 

11/2017 - 06/2018 | Educational Program Coordinator - OPORA RUSSIA (Moscow, Russia)   

03/2017 - 05/2017 | Trainee at the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (Kyiv, Ukraine)

09/2016 - 07/2017 | MA in Human Rights and Democratization (summa cum laude) - Yerevan State University / Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Yerevan, Armenia; Kyiv, Ukraine)

08/2015 - 11/2017 (with interruptions) | Research Assistant at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

09/2015 - 02/2016 | Human Rights Monitor at the American Bar Association (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) 

08/2011 - 06/2015 | LL.B. in International and Business Law - American University of Central Asia, (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) 

05/2014 - 07/2014 | Intern at the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Recent Publications

Blogposts

Presentations

26 Mar 2021

Philanthropic Justice

Reframing International Legal Inquiries: New Voices Discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law

Washington D.C. (held online)

08 Feb 2021

Practicing Reflexivity in International Law: Running a Never-Ending Race to Catch Up with the Western International Lawyers

European University Institute Doctoral Forum

Florence, Italy

13 Dec 2020

Young scholars' reflections: ILA Biennial Conference 2020 Closing Ceremony

Kyoto, Japan

07 Dec 2020

Interpretation of treaties: soft laws

International Law Association Biennial Conference

Kyoto, Japan

07 Sep 2020

Belarus: Current Developments

MPIL Monday Meeting with Florian Kriener

Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law, Heidelberg, Germany

18 May 2020

Transitional Justice in the International Arena: Challenges, risks, and lessons learned at the UNSC Open Debate

MPIL Monday Meeting

Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law, Heidelberg, Germany

04 May 2020

“Not the hero victims deserve, but the one they need right now.” Germany as a global watchdog over justice?

MPIL Monday Meeting

Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law, Heidelberg, Germany

14 Feb 2020

Destruction and Looting of Cultural Property in Yemen’s Civil War: Legal Implications and Methods of Prevention

British Institute for International and Comparative Law

London, UK

21 Nov 2019

Building Sustainable Peace and Development After Massive Human Rights Violations: Redressing Female and Child Victims in The Gambia

XIIth International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law

Yerevan, Armenia

02 May 2019

Country Assessment for the Kyrgyz Republic: Fair Trial Standards and Meaning in Local Context

ASN World Convention

Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

15 Mar 2019

The Gambian Transition to Justice: Prosecuting Yahya Jammeh

Student Peace Conference, Notre Dame, IN, USA

18 Oct 2018

Fair Trial Rights in the Kyrgyz Republic

Central Eurasian Studies Society 19th Annual Conference

University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

19 Oct 2017

The relationship between the fundamental guarantees contained in the Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions and International Human Rights Law

Xth International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law

Yerevan, Armenia

Teaching

Fall 2017

International Humanitarian Law

American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Public Hearing for 170 Period of Sessions: Situation of human rights defenders of migrants in the United States, Washington DC, USA, 05.12.2018

Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies orginized by the University of Georgia and the University of Notre Dame, Berlin, Germany, 03.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Honours

2020: Top young scholar at the Biannual Conference of the International Law Association (Kyoto, Japan)

2018-2019 University of Notre Dame LL.M. Full Scholarship

2016-2017 Global Campus of Human Rights M.A. Full Scholarship

Memberships

International Law Association (German Branch)

European Society of International Law

American Society of International Law

International Society for Military Law and the Law of War

Miscellaneous

Languages

Russian (native), English (C2), German (C1), Kyrgyz (C1), Ukrainian (C1), French (A1)

External PhD Representative at the Max Planck Society, 2020-2021

Professional Development

Training program for young advocates of the Kyrgyz Republic, "Effective Protection of Human Rights and Conflict Resolution", UNDP, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (September 2015 – December 2015) 

Seminar for legal practitioners “EU Disability Law and the UNCRPD Legal capacity of persons with disabilities”, European Law Academy, Trier, Germany (16-17 September 2019)