Iryna Bogdanova


Iryna Bogdanova is a research fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Berne. In 2020, she was awarded her PhD (Summa cum Laude) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Berne. Previously, Iryna was a legal trainee at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant at a leading European law firm and as a legal and corporate affairs manager for a multinational corporation. Iryna graduated from the Master of International Law and Economics Program (MILE) at the WTI, University of Berne. She received her bachelor’s and master’s diplomas from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Iryna’s research interests include international trade law and policy, economic sanctions and international law, regulation of emerging technologies and impact of disruptive technologies on international economic law.

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Unilateral Economic Sanctions to Deter and Punish Cyber-Attacks: Are They Here to Stay?

In June 2021 during the Biden-Putin summit, President Biden stated that critical infrastructure should be “off-limits” to cyber-attacks and handed over a list of 16 areas of critical infrastructure that under no circumstance should be targeted by cyber-attacks. This took place after the SolarWinds cyber-attack that was described by SolarWinds Vice-President as “your worst nightmare”.

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The WTO Panel Ruling on the National Security Exception: Has the Panel ‘Cut’ the Baby in Half?

Recently, media attention has been captured by the unravelling trade war between the declining western hegemon and the rising eastern mega-power with other discussions, such as the reform of the WTO dispute settlement system, reflecting the points of the growing divergence between the two. Against this backdrop, the  Russia – Traffic in Transit…

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WTO Dispute on the US Human Rights Sanctions is Looming on the Horizon

At the turn of the year, Venezuela initiated a WTO dispute with the United States. In a nutshell, Venezuela questions WTO-consistency of a number of coercive trade-restrictive measures (economic sanctions) imposed by the United States. Some of those restrictions were allegedly imposed on the human rights grounds. US sanctions against Venezuela The…

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