Justine Batura

About/Bio

Justine Batura is a Law Clerk at the Higher Court of Berlin. Previously, she interned at the European Court of Human Rights as well as the UN Treaty Bodies, and worked on international cases in different roles. She studied law in Potsdam and Paris Nanterre and holds an LL.M. in International Law from University College London (UCL).

Recently Published

The Objective Friends of the Court – New Insights into the Role of Third Parties before the European Court of Human Rights

On 20 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights published a Practice Direction on the modalities of Third-Party Intervention and announced an amendment of the Rules of Court. The clarifications and changes contained therein could not come at a better time. Just three days earlier, the Court had announced that 26 member States would intervene…

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Of Parties, Third Parties, and Treaty Interpretation: Ukraine v. Russia (X) before the European Court of Human Rights

States are currently (re-)discovering their legal possibilities to express solidarity with Ukraine in its ‘lawfare’ against Russia. Following a joint statement of 41 States and the EU calling ‘upon the international community to explore all options to support Ukraine in its proceedings before the ICJ’, a large number of…

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