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Elena Cirkovic

  • Elena Cirkovic has been at HSE since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 2010

    PhD in International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Transnational Law, Extractive Industries, Self-Determination; Indigenous Peoples' Rights
    Thesis Title: Community, Law, and Justice: Conflict Between Indigenous Peoples’ Claims to Self-Determination and the Transnational Extractive Industry in Peru and Canada (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, CANADA)

  • 2004

    MA in Political Science
    University of Toronto

  • 2001

    Bachelor in German, Music, and Political Science
    University of Toronto

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


"National Research University Higher School of
Economics, St. Petersburg, Grant № 18 – IP – 01". 



Refereed scholarly contributions

Cirkovic, Elena “Incomplete world order: United Nations Security   Council   Resolution 2249 (2015) and the use of force in international law” Comparative Law Review (2016)

Cirkovic, Elena, “Architecture of Sovereignty: Bosnian Constitutional     Crisis    and the Sarajevo Town Hall” (2016) 27 Law and Critique

 Cirkovic, Elena, “Community, categories of citizenship, and possibilities for universal human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in Engin     Isin      and Peter Nyers (eds), Routledge Handbook of Global      Citizenship Studies (2014)

Cirkovic, Elena, “An Analysis of the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo’s     Unilateral     Declaration of Independence”(2010) 11 German Law   Journal 7

Cirkovic, Elena, “The Myth of the Inkarri: Colonial Foundations in International Law and Indigenous Struggles”, (April 2006,   revised February 2010) York Centre for International and      Security Studies (YCISS), Paper No. 39

 Cirkovic, Elena, “Self-Determination and Indigenous Peoples in International   Law”, (2007) 31 American Indian Law Review 1

Cirkovic, Elena, “Book Review-Global Legal Pluralism and Multipolar Conflicts:     A Review of Oren Perez’s “Sensitivity and Global   Legal     Pluralism: Rethinking the Trade and Environment    Conflict”,      (2006) 7 German Law Journal 1

Other publications

Cirkovic, Elena, "Commentary on the Panel “Redistribution Through Strategic Litigation” Redistribution and the Law in Antagonistic World, Berlin Humboldt University, Transregional Academies, 2017 

Available at: https://academies.hypotheses.org/2780

Cirkovic, Elena, “Exceptionality and context: Turkish intervention in Syria    and the war on terror” (26 February, 2016)     Voelkerrechtsblog.   Available at: http://voelkerrechtsblog.org/

Cirkovic, Elena, “Human Rights and Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina”      (May      10, 2013) Oecumene: citizenship after Orientalism.Available at:   http://www.oecumene.eu/blog/human-rights-and-citizenship-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina

Cirkovic, Elena, “Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Community and the Role of 'Experts'” (July 31, 2012) TransConflict. Available at: http://www.transconflict.com/2012/07/bosnia-the-   international- community-the-role-of-experts-317/




Chapter Cirkovic E. Contested Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in: Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies. Oxon : Routledge, 2014.


Article Cirkovic E., Cirkovic E. Self-Determination and Indigenous Peoples in International Law // American Indian Law Review. 2007. Vol. 31. No. 2 doi

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