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Department of International Law
Head of Department
PhD in International Law
Associate Professor

 

Brief information

Graduated from the Faculty of International Relations and postgraduate studies of BSU. In 2014 successfully defended PhD thesis "Unilateral Acts of States in International Law"  (in the specialty 12.00.10 — «International Law, European Law».). Works at the Department of International Law since 2009.

Languages: English (fluently), French, German (reading).

Internships, Trainings:

Mykolas Romeris University, summer school (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009)

Council of Europe, European training of trainers modules (Pestalozzi programme) (Strasbourg, France, 2009; Athens, Greece, 2010)

RIHE, training on “Psychology of family relations and preparation of the youth to marriage” (Minsk, Belarus, 2012)

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, visiting researcher (Lund, Sweden, 2012)

Trainings on Supplemental Instructions (Lund, Sweden, 2014, Minsk, Belarus, 2015)

Human rights research methodology workshop (The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Lund, Sweden), 2017)

HELP training of trainers (Minsk, Belarus, 2017)

RIHE, training on "Intellectual technologies in education" (Minsk, Belarus, 2019)

RIHE, training for trainers on "Education in the field of human rights: basic values, principles and competencies"

Field of research interests – normative system of international law, problematic issues of the sources of international law, the right of peoples to self-determination, methodology of human rights education and research.

Research and other professional activities:

Authored about 60 publications on the theory and the use of unilateral acts of states in international law, the right of peoples to self-determination, the settlement of international environmental disputes.

 

Co-founder and coach of student’s club INTERNATIONAL LAW HOUSE

Member of the working group of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus on the review of educational programmes on human rigths

Expertise, volunteering:

Director of the Human Rights Center at the FIR BSU

Member of Scientific advisory council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

Member of editorial board of “Eurasian legal journal”

Since 2006 has been coaching students, who take part in international competitions in International Law.

Presided as a judge of international students competitions: Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (international rounds) and Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (national and international rounds)

Participation in professional associations:

International Law Association, member, secretary of the Belarusian branch  

Belarusian Society of International Law, co-founder, member of the Executive Committee

Pestalozzi network of trainers, member

Courses taught

Unilateral Acts of States in International Law
International Law Argumentation
Public International Law

Major publications

  1. Konnova, E. V. The Problem of Distinction between Legal and Political Unilateral Acts in Contemporary International Law / E. V. Konnova // Belarus in Modern World: abstracts of V Intrernational Scientific Conference, dedicated to the 85th Anniversary of Belarusian State University Creation, Minsk, November 3, 2006 / editorial board: A. V. Sharapo [and oth.]. - Minsk: BSU, 2007. - P. 123-124.
  2. Konnova, E. V. Premature Recognition of a New State. Some Theoretical Aspects / E. V. Konnova // Journal of International Law and International Relations. — 2007. — № 4. — P. 15-20.
  3. Konnova, E. V. Unilateral Declarations of States on the Recognition of Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in the Context of Unilateral Acts of States / E. V. Konnova // Belarus in Modern World: materials of VI International Scientific Conference, Minsk, October 30, 2007. - Minsk: BSU, 2007.
  4. Konnova, E. V. On the classification of Unilateral Acts of States stricto sensu / E. V. Konnova // Belarus in Modern World: materials of VII International Conference, dedicated to the 87th Anniversary of Belarusian State University Creation, October 30, 2008. - Minsk: BSU, 2008. - P. 83-84.
  5. Konnova, E. V. Towards the Problem of the Definition of a Unilateral Act of a State / E. V. Konnova // Journal of International Law and International Relations. — 2008. — № 3. — P. 3-8.
  6. Konnova E. V. The Interpretation of Correlation between the Principle of Estoppel and the Unilateral Acts of States in International Legal Doctrine / E. V. Konnova // Collection of papers of the 65th Scientific Conference of Students and Postgraduate Students of Belarusian State University: In 3 p. Part 3. - Minsk: BSU, 2008. - P. 62-67.
  7. Konnova, E. V. Unilateral Act of Promise in International Law: Some Aspects of Theory and Practice / E. V. Konnova // Abstracts of XVI International Conference of Students and Young Scientists "Lomonosov" / Ed. I. A. Aleshkovsky, P. N. Kostylev, A. I. Andreev [and oth.]. - Moscow: MAKS Press, 2009. - P. 36-38
  8. Konnova, E. V. The Problem of Substantiation of the Legal Force of Unilateral Acts of States / E. V. Konnova // Pravo.by. — 2009. — № 3. — P. 135-141.
  9. Konnova, E. V. Unilateral Acts of States and International Legal Responsibility / E. Konnova // Belarus in Modern World: materials of VIII International Conference, dedicated to the 88th Anniversary of Belarusian State University Creation, October 30, 2009. - Minsk: BSU, 2009. - P. 86-87.
  10. Konnova, E. V. The Problem of Dependant Unilateral Acts of States in International Law / E. V. Konnova // Current Issues of International Private and Public Law. Issue 1. — Minsk: BSU, 2009. — P. 83-91.
  11. Konnova, E. V. The Use of the Term "Unilateral Act of a State" in International Humanitarian Law / E. V. Konnova // Anthology of International Law. Issue 1. — Odessa: Phoenix, 2009. — P. 170-179.
  12. Konnova, E. V. On the Use of Negotiations and Consultations for the Settlement of International Disputes in the Field of Environmental Protection / E. V. Konnova // Humanities and Economics Bulletin. - 2010. - № 4. P. 133—140.
  13. Konnova, E. V. The Protest as an International Legal Act / E. V. Konnova // Current Issues of Contemporary International Law. — Мoskow: RUDN, 2010. — P. 282-297.
  14. Konnova, E. V. Outcome of the UN International Law Commission's work on the topic "Unilateral Acts of States": achievements and unsettled issues / E. V. Konnova // Current Issues of International Private and Public Law. - Vol. 2. - Minsk: BSU, 2010. - P. 87-96.
  15. Konnova, E. V. On Expediency of Establishment of the International Environmental Court / E. V. Konnova // Law in the Modern Belarusian Society: collection of scientific works / National Centre of Legislation and Legal Research of the Republic of Belarus / editorial board: V. I. Semenkov [and oth.]. - Minsk: Biznesofset, 2011. - Ed. 6. - P. 132-138.
  16. Konnova, E. V. About the Role of Some Unilateral Legal Acts of States in Strengthening of International Security / E. V. Konnova // Belarus in Modern World: materials of X International Scientific Conference, dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Belarusian State University Creation, October 29, 2011 / editorial board: V. G. Shadurski [and oth.]. - Minsk: BSU, 2009. - P. 89-90.
  17. Konnova, E. V. The Importance of Unilateral Acts of States in Ensuring International Security and Sustainable Development Promotion / E. V. Konnova // Young Scientists Contribution in the Legal Science Development in the Republic of Belarus: collection of materials of International Scientific Conference, Minsk, November 25, 2011 / editorial board: V. I. Semenkov [and oth.] / NCLLR of the Republic of Belarus. - Minsk: Biznesofset, 2011. - P. 92-95.
  18. Konnova, E. V. Present-Day Practice of States Recognition: Current Issues / E. V. Konnova // International Relations: History, Theory, Practice: materials of II Research and Practice Conference of Young Scientists of the Faculty of International Relations of Belarusian State University, Minsk, April 2, 2012; editorial board: V. G. Shadurski [and oth.]. - Minsk: BSU Publish. Centre, 2012. - P. 98-101.
  19. Konnova, E.V. On the Role of Unilateral Acts of States in Ensuring Human Rights / E.V. Konnova // Ukrainian journal of international Law. – Kyiv, 2013. – Special issue [2] : Human Rights. – P. 149–153.
  20. Konnova, E.V. Meaning of the Term “reservation” in the Context of Unilateral Acts of States / E.V. Konnova / Contribution of joung scholars in the development of legal science of Republic of Belarus : collection of materials of Internat. Scient. Conf., Minsk, May 24th, 2013 / Nat. centre of Legislature and Legal Research of Republic of Belarus : ed.: V.I. Semenkov (Ed. in chief) [et al.]. – Minsk, 2013. – P. 49–51.
  21. Konnova, E.V. Normative status of the right of peoples to self-determination in the modern context / E.V. Konnova / Legal poliy of Republic of Belarus : modern state of affairs and prospectives of development : collection of materials of Internat. Scient. Practical Conf., Minsk, December 6th, 2013 / Nat. centre of Legislature and Legal Research of Republic of Belarus : ed.: V.I. Semenkov (Ed. in chief) [et al.]. – Minsk, 2013. – P. 87–89.
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  • Address: Minsk, st. Leningradskaya, 20
  • Postal address: 220030, Minsk, пр. Nezavisimosti, 4
  • Phone: +375 17 209 59 77
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