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Discussions on the diversity of international legal academia and practice have already started for some time but the desired change seems to be still elusive. In this presentation, Julia Emtseva will briefly talk about some of the challenges that exist in the international legal sphere by drawing from her personal experiences. A few suggestions on how international lawyers can help each other to overcome existing inequalities will also be made to open the floor for discussion afterward. 'You can find the paper, on which the presentation is based here. For an updated version of the text, please send an email to email@example.com.
Julia Emtseva is a research fellow and a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. Julia obtained her LL.M. in International Human Rights Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization in the Global Campus of Human Rights Regional Program in the Caucasus, and LL.B. at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Julia Emtseva obtained her qualification as a lawyer in Kyrgyzstan and before starting her PhD, she interned at different national courts, including the Constitutional Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, and worked as a teaching and research assistant at the law faculty of the AUCA, a human rights observer with the American Bar Association as well as in different NGOs, including the National Committee of the Red Cross in Kyiv and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin.