Dr. Iryna Marchuk is an associate professor of international and criminal law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. Her main research interests lie in the fields of international criminal law, public international law and international dispute settlement. Iryna was previously affiliated with a number of international courts, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Iryna has published extensively on the subject of Ukraine’s pursuit of accountability in various international fora in response to the Russia-Ukraine war, powerful states’ approaches to international law, international strategic litigation arising out of armed conflict and the theory of international criminal law. Iryna’s scholarly work appeared in the world’s leading journals, such as the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Journal of International Constitutional Law and Yale Journal of International Affairs. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the 3-year EASTERNISATION project supported by the Danish Research Fund that traces the trajectory of evolving Russian and Chinese narratives of international law from after the creation of the post-World War II order until modern times.
Iryna has previously consulted the Ukrainian government, including the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office on a broad range of issues from strategic litigation arising out of armed conflict to preparation of communications to the ICC. She is currently advising DIGNITY, a leading Danish NGO supported by the Danish MFA, on the development of atrocity crimes documentation standards and practices for its partner institution in Ukraine. Iryna’s research stay at CREEES is generously funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.