Ielyzaveta Badanova


Ielyzaveta Badanova is a PhD researcher in law at the European University Institute. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in international law (cum laude) from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Institute of International Relations, LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge as well as an MBA from the Kyiv School of Economics. She also teaches Global Energy Law at National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. She was previously Deputy Head of the Legal Department at NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.

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Jurisdictional Immunities v Grave Crimes: Reflections on New Developments from Ukraine

On 14 April 2022, the Supreme Court of Ukraine issued a judgment in which it accepted a claim brought against Russia by the wife of a deceased Ukrainian soldier for moral damage caused to her and their minor children by its unlawful actions in Ukraine in 2014. That decision led to a series of similar judgments –…

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Is Ukraine a “Stranger” to the EU? OPAL Case

In their recent contribution to the Global Trust Working Paper Series, Professor Eyal Benvenisti and Dr. Sivan Shlomo Agon raise one conspicuous, though rarely asked, question within a broader topic of state sovereignty in a globalised world. They wonder how sovereign decision-making powers can be restrained in the face of interests of “strangers”, i.e. third countries,…

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