Biography

Ivo’s research, funded by a Grand Union Scholarship (by the Economic and Social Research Council) and Merton College, focuses on the rights-protecting function of judicial review in post-authoritarian societies. His project looks at how newly created constitutional courts protect human rights, focusing on individual access to constitutional adjudication. In particular, he is studying the intricacies of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court against the background of the drafting of the 1991 (post-communist) Bulgarian Constitution in its historical and regional context. 

Ivo is the Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network and former Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP). He was the inaugural President of the Grand Union Scholars Association. He holds a law degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford with specialisation in European Union law, public international law, and jurisprudence. In 2015, he completed the Magister Juris at Balliol College Oxford, focusing on comparative equality law, international criminal law, and law in society.

Ivo has teaching experience in human rights law, jurisprudence, public international law, EU law and legal sociology and anthropology. He has taught for the Stanford University Bing Overseas Studies Program and the Washington International Studies Council in Oxford, and is the senior tutor on the Oxford Scholastica Academy summer school. 

He has clerked for the International Criminal Court on the Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo case, and has worked for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York, as a legal consultant to the German Parliament, and as a research assistant at the Humboldt University. Prior to his graduation from Humboldt, Ivo has completed an internship at the 'International Legal Cooperation and European Questions' Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice.

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Research Interests

Human Rights Law; Constitutional Law; Law in Society; Comparative Law; Equality and Discrimination Law; European Union Law; Public International Law

Events organised by Ivo Gruev

Past events

24 Feb 2020

Monday - 1:15PM

**CANCELLED**The Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Claire Simmons

Speaker Affiliation

School of Law, University of Essex

Venue

Faculty of Law – Seminar Room L

17 Feb 2020

Monday - 1:15PM

Transformative Theory of Justice

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Prof Roman David

Speaker Affiliation

Lingnan University; Academic Visitor, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Venue

Faculty of Law – Seminar Room L

10 Feb 2020

Monday - 1:15PM

Justice and (Self) Protection in Camp Settings: Findings from South Sudan and CAR

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Dr Rebecca Sutton

Speaker Affiliation

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room L

03 Feb 2020

Monday - 1:15PM

Cultural Restitution in the Transitional Justice Context: A Discussion of African and Asian Cases

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Dr Phyllis Ferguson; Prof Dan Hicks

Speaker Affiliation

Oxford Transitional Justice Research; Curator of World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum and School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Venue

Faculty of Law – Seminar Room L

27 Jan 2020

Monday - 1:15PM

Libya: Finding Routes to Justice Amidst Conflict

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Elham Saudi

Speaker Affiliation

Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Venue

Faculty of Law – Seminar Room L

02 Dec 2019

Monday - 1:00PM

CANCELLED Cultural Restitution in the Transitional Justice Context: A Discussion of African and Asian Cases

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Dr Phyllis Ferguson; Prof Dan Hicks

Speaker Affiliation

Oxford Transitional Justice Research; Curator of World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum and School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room F

25 Nov 2019

Monday - 1:00PM

CANCELLED Libya: Finding Routes to Justice Amidst Conflict

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Elham Saudi

Speaker Affiliation

Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room F

18 Nov 2019

Monday - 1:00PM

For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Ayca Çubukçu

Speaker Affiliation

LSE Human Rights, London School of Economics

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room F

11 Nov 2019

Monday - 1:00PM

Breaking Legal Ground: ICC Investigations in Palestine

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Dr Mishana Hosseinioun; Rodney Dixon QC

Speaker Affiliation

Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford; Temple Garden Chambers

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room k

04 Nov 2019

Monday - 1:00PM

KEYNOTE SEMINAR: Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace: Are There Reasons for Hope?

Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series

Speaker

Judge Julieta Lemaitre

Speaker Affiliation

Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace

Venue

Faculty of Law - Seminar Room F

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