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Vera Rusinova

  • Vera Rusinova has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Doctor of Sciences* in International Law, European Law
    Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in International Law, European Law
    Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Individual Criminal Responsibility and Judicial Prosecution

  • 2004

    Master's in International Law
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Law

  • 2002

    Degree in Law
    Kaliningrad State University, Law

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2020, 2017, 2016

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2013)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2017/2018)

Editorial board membership

  • 2020: Member of the Editorial Council, International Cybersecurity Law Review.

  • 2018: Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Международное правосудие.


  • 2020

    Research seminar of the 'International Law in the Digital Age' Research and Study Group (Москва). Presentation: "The International Legal Principle of Non-Interference and Deterence of Cyber-Operations"

  • Die Verfassungsreform in Russland: Inhalte und Umsetzung, Webinar der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde. Presentation: Völkerrechtliche Bezüge der Verfassungsreform
  • ‘Influence of International Courts and Dispute Settlement Bodies on the Lawmaking’ (Калининград). Presentation: Privacy and Mass Surveillance at the Сrossroads
  • Bruges Сolloquium on International Humanitarian Law “New Technologies on the Battlefield: Friend or Foe?” (Брюгге). Presentation: International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Operations: Applicability and Thresholds
  • 2018
    Круглый стол в рамках Ежегодного собрания Российской Ассоциации международного права «Международное право прав человека и развитие информационных технологий: в поисках баланса между свободой и безопасностью» (Москва). Presentation: «Международное право прав человека перед лицом развития информационных технологий: интересы, нормы и акторы»
  • 2017
    "Competing Narratives” in the Russia-West Relationship (Вена). Presentation: Principle of non-intervention 
in the context of cyber operations
  • Таллинское руководство 2.0 (Москва). Presentation: Киберпространство и права человека
  • Петербургский международный юридический форум (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Международная ответственность государства за нарушение обязательств по защите прав человека в отношении компаний
  • Research Seminar in the framework of the Project "International Law: Rise or Decline?" (Берлин). Presentation: Human Rights Obligations of International Organizations and the R2P Discourse
  • Decline or Transformation? Norm Change and Values in International Law (Берлин). Presentation: Is the Prohibition of Torture Eroding?
  • 2016
    THE EVOLUTIONARY INTERPRETATION OF TREATIES: The UN Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights Facing Modern Challenges (Москва). Presentation: The European Court of Human Rights as a Driving Force of Humanitarization of Armed Conflicts
  • Экспертное обсуждение решения Палаты предварительного производства Международного уголовного суда от 27 января 2016 года (Москва). Presentation: Решение Палаты предварительного производства Международного уголовного суда от 27 января 2016 года: вопросы международного гуманитарного права
  • X Международная научно-практическая конференция "Кутафинские чтения" - "Развитие российского права: новые контексты и поиски решения проблем" (Москва). Presentation: Будущее международного права в эру развития кибер-технологий
  • Операции в киберпространстве во время вооруженных конфликтов и принцип пропорциональности: мысли вслух (Москва). Presentation: Кибератаки: пропорциональность и необходимые меры предосторожности

  • 2015
    XIII Международный конгресс «Блищенковские чтения» (Москва). Presentation: Применение Конвенции о защите прав человека и основных свобод к вооруженному конфликту на востоке Украины
  • Вооруженный конфликт: проблемы соотношения jus ad bellum, jus in bello и международного права прав человека (Москва). Presentation: Права человека в вооруженных конфликтах: проблемы соотношения норм международного гуманитарного права и международного права прав человека
  • Competing Narratives between Russia and the West (Лондон). Presentation: Respect for sovereignty, use of force and the principle of non-intervention in internal affairs of other States
  • V Московская юридическая неделя. XVI Ежегодная международная научно-практическая конференция и IX Международная научно-практическая конференция «Кутафинские чтения». (Москва). Presentation: Проблемы международно-правового регулирования положения интернированных лиц
  • Актуальные проблемы прав человека (Москва). Presentation: Понятия “юрисдикция” и “вменение” в решениях Европейского суда по правам человека по делам о непризнанных республиках
  • 2014
    «Информационная безопасность, кибервойна и международное право» (Москва). Presentation: Jus ad bellum и кибероперации


Human Rights in Armed Conflicts (UN Audiovisual Library of International Law, a lecture)

An interview on "International Law and a New Cyber Reality" (6.11.2019, Sao Paulo)

Report on 'Criminalization of Crimes against Humanity: International Legal Obligations and the Ways of their Implementation in the Russian Federation' at the International Forum 'The Lessons of Nuremberg' (21 November 2020)

Timetable for today

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International Courts in the Quest for Effectiveness – the discussion session at the Saint Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ¾

‘The Professors Are Not Strictly Academic—They Are Also Practicing Professionals’

For students interested in pursuing careers in international law or economic integration, HSE University’s Faculty of Law offers the Master’s Programme ‘Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration’. Previously taught in both Russian and English, the programme is now taught in English only. HSE News Service spoke with two first-year international students about their studies, living in Moscow, and their overall impressions of the programme.

Italian Human Rights Law Expert Begins Post-Doc at HSE Center of Public Comparative Law

After completing a Master’s in International Public Law in 2007, Maria Sole Continiello, a native of Rome, Italy, spent several years working as an international lawyer before returning to academia. While pursusing a Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, her research focused on the inter-applicability of human rights law and international humanitarian law during military occupation. This work afforded her the opportunity to move around Europe, including to the Irish Center For Human Rights in Galway, Ireland, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Public Law in Heidelberg, Germany.

Centre of Comparative Law Provides a Home for Italian Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Maria Sole Continiello Neri, a native of Rome, Italy, recently joined the Centre of Comparative Law at HSE as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. While at HSE, she will study Russian immigration law and practice against the backdrop of the European Court of Human Rights. She also plans to study law and ethics of the use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs) during armed conflict.

HSE Students Won Russian Jessup for the Second Year Running

On February 5th, 2017, the national finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious law competitions for students, was held in Moscow. A team from the HSE Faculty of Law took first place for the second year running.