Gaiane Nuridzhanian


Dr Gaiane Nuridzhanian is an associate professor at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and a postdoctoral research fellow at UiT-Arctic University of Norway. She holds an LLM degree from University of Cambridge and a PhD in law from University College London. Dr Nuridzhanian specialises in public international law, human rights law, and international criminal law. She has previously worked as a lawyer at the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights, and as a Visiting Legal Professional at the International Criminal Court.

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Control in the context of chaos: the war in Ukraine and Russia’s jurisdiction under the ECHR

In January 2021, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) issued its long-awaited judgment in Georgia v Russia (II) related to the armed conflict that took place between Georgia and Russia in August 2008, and the continued Russian presence in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. A contentious aspect of the Court’s judgment concerned…

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Prosecuting war crimes: are Ukrainian courts fit to do it?

 Only three months after Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukrainian courts delivered the first convictions for war crimes committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine since February 2022. In May, a Russian soldier was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a civilian in Sumy Region. The conviction of two more soldiers of indiscriminate attacks on…

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(Non-)Recognition of De Facto Regimes in Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights: Implications for Cases Involving Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

In an increasing number of cases, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’, ‘the Court’) has been dealing with the question of the application of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’, ‘Convention’) on territories which are outside the control of the state to which they belong. Such lack of control is either because of the occupation by…

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