Julia Emtseva


Julia Emtseva is a research fellow and a Ph.D. candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Julia holds an LL.M. degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School, M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization from the Global Campus of Human Rights, and LL.B. from the American University of Central Asia.

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The withdrawal mystery solved: how the European Court of Human Rights decided to move forward with the cases against Russia

At the end of January 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered judgments on the issues that have been occupying the minds of the Court’s aficionados. On January 25, the Court ruled on the admissibility and partly on the jurisdiction in Ukraine and the Netherlands v. Russia, where the ECtHR mostly focused on the issues…

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Small conflicts with big impact: The Tajik-Kyrgyz war no one talks about

The whole world is shaken by the tragic events happening along Ukrainian frontlines. Other conflicts, however, including those which might be profoundly important for regional, and perhaps even global security remain overlooked. One such conflict is the recent escalation of violence on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border that remained mostly uncovered by international media. The exchange of fire between the…

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Collective Security Treaty Organization: Why are Russian Troops in Kazakhstan?

Background One matchstick is enough to burn the house down, especially when gas is involved. Shortly after New Year’s Eve, protests began in Kazakhstan, the biggest and economically strongest state in the Central Asian region, over rising gas prices. The protests have transformed from mere price reduction demands into anti-government riots. A decade ago,…

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