If you wish to participate in this (remote) seminar, RSVP is necessary. Please complete the form before noon Wednesday 12 October (please note that if you register after noon, a link cannot be sent to you).  Prior to the Thursday seminar, you will be sent a zoom link to join. 

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 emtseva@mpil.de.

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.

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Due to the current public health emergency, the PIL Discussion Group series for 2021-2022 for Michaelmas Term will be held online. RSVP is necessary for each event and a link to the Form will be available each week. The link will be provided in each event listed below and prior to the seminar, you will be sent a link to join the discussion. Please note that if you complete the form after the deadline of noon each Wednesday, you will not receive the link to join.
 
The Public International Law  Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford and hosts a weekly speaker event. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.
 
The discussion group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. 
 
The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00.
 
Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome.