Iryna Marchuk


Dr Iryna Marchuk is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. Her main research interests lie in the fields of international criminal law and procedure, comparative criminal law and public international law. Iryna was previously affiliated with a number of international organisations, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court.

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Ukraine v Russia at the ICJ Hearings on Indication of Provisional Measures: Who Leads?

From the day Ukraine submitted its case against Russia at the ICJ, one could expect that the case would be extremely politicized and difficult to adjudicate. Oral proceedings on the request for provisional measures held on 6th -9th March 2017 not only demonstrated that parties disagreed on the major points of the dispute, but also revealed that both…

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Flexing Muscles (Yet Again): The Russian Constitutional Court’s Defiance of the Authority of the ECtHR in the Yukos Case

The saga in the case of the defunct Yukos oil company is far from over after the Russian Constitutional Court (RCC) in its decision of 19 January 2017 ruled that Russia was not bound to enforce the ECtHR decision on the award of pecuniary compensation to the company’s ex-shareholders, as it would violate the Constitution of the…

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Ukraine Takes Russia to the International Court of Justice: Will It Work?

In a much-anticipated move, on 17 January 2017 Ukraine submitted the lawsuit against Russia at the ICJ alleging the violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Terrorism Financing Convention) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The move did not come as a surprise,…

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