Yulia Ioffe

About/Bio

Yulia Ioffe is a DPhil (PhD) in Law candidate at University of Oxford. She holds an LL.M from Harvard Law School with specialisation in International Human Rights Law. She has previously worked at the ICJ, the UNHCR, and the Ukrainian Red Cross.

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The Amendments to the Russian Constitution: Putin’s Attempt to Reinforce Russia’s Isolationist Views on International Law?

On 15 January 2020, in his state-of-the-union address, President Putin proposed a number of amendments to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation, including the ones prescribing to redistribute the president’s power in favour of the parliament and a vaguely defined but powerful body called the State Council. The speech has made international headlines (see…

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Twenty Years of the ECHR in Ukraine

Twenty years ago, in September 1997, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force for Ukraine. By ratifying the Convention, Ukraine recognised the compulsory jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). While Ukraine had been a party to a number of the international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and…

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