Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law
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Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko is currently a Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway, where she teaches human rights, public international law and women’s rights. She is also an associate researcher at the Hans and Tamara Oppenheimer Chair in International Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Previously, Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko taught public international law, women’s rights, international refugee and migration law and human rights and Islam at the Faculty of law, University of Montreal. She was also a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for International Studies and Research and the Canada Chair in International Migration Law of the University of Montreal. Before joining CERIUM she worked, among other things, as a legal advisor for a project at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko is a member of the Quebec Bar and holds a B.A. from Geneva University (Switzerland), an LL.M. from the University Albert-Ludwigs (Freiburg i. Br., Germany), a D.E.S. in international relations and a Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva).


Research Interests:

Research interests: human rights with a particular emphasis on the international protection of women’s rights, relationship between Islam and human rights protection, international refugee and migration law, comparative law and legal cultures, feminist analyses of law, law and humanities.


11-13 July 2012, 3d “Derrida Today” International Conference, University of Irvin, USA. Présentation: What are Sovereign Subjects of Public International Law: Insights from Derrida

23-25 March 2012, Islam and Democracy: Potential and Possibilities, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Présentation: Constitutionalism Between Islam and Public International Law

29 May -1 June 2011, Violence envers les femmes : réalités complexes et nouveaux enjeux dans un monde en transformation, Le centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes (CRI-VIFF), Montréal, Canada. Présentation: Female Genital Cuttings: From Horror to Beauty and from Violence to Liberty

22-23 October 2010, Women and equality: Gender-based analysis, law and economic rights, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Presentation: Constructing Muslim Women as ’Other’ - on Enemies and Visions of Gender.

16-18 October 2009, Vision and Voice, Third Bienale Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada. Presentation: "Right to be Heard and Ability to Listen: on Impartiality and Objectivity of Judges".

8-10 July 2009, Gendering East/West, University of York, UK, presentation "Dialogue with Muslim States on Gender and Culture in the Work of the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women".

28 June - 2 July 2009, 12th conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Nicosia, Cyprus, presentation "From Border-line to Border-zone : Increasing Refugee Protection in the World of (In)secure sovereignties".

1-3 June 2009, Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, présentation : "Refugee versus Migrant : Blurring the Lines, Increasing Refugee Protection, Canadian Case Studies".

1 May 2009, Advanced Studies Institute in Cultural Psychiatry, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Canada, présentation : "Children’s Rights in the Context of Migration".

28 February - 1 March 2009, "International Conference on Feminist Constitutionalism", Kingston, Canada. Presentation "On the Legitimacy of International Constitutionalism"’


Publications by Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko available at the Social Science Research Network

"The "Reservations Dialogue" as a Constitution-Making Process" (2013) 15 International Community Law Review 381-403, http://booksandjournals.brillonline...

"The Processess of Constitutionalization of International Law: Theories and Reality" (2013) 89 Russian Juridical Journal 63-70 (in Russian)

"The Indian Gang-Rape Case: Do Human Rights Go Global?", 9 February 2013, e-International Relations, http://www.e-ir.info/2013/02/09/ind...

"Will we forget Malala, as we’ve forgotten other young victims?", 17 October 2012, thejournal.ie, http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/col...

"Parrainage privé des réfugiés au Canada : Quel passé? Quel avenir?" Bulletin de veille stratégique, volume 9, numéro 3, septembre 2012.

Book review of :
Hilary Charlesworth and Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds.). Fault Lines of International Legitimacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Jutta Brunnée and Stephen J. Toope. Legitimacy and Legality in International Law. An Interactional Account. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Chris Thornhill. A Sociology of Constitutions. Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Published in the European Journal of International Law 23 (2012), pp. 887-906. http://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/cont...

"Hospitality and Sovereignty: What Can We Learn from the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program?" 24 (3) 2012 International Journal of Refugee Law. http://ijrl.oxfordjournals.org/cont...

"The Islamic Veil and Its Discontents: How Do They Undermine Gender Equality" 7 (1) Religion and Human Rights 2012, pp. 11-29. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/conte...

"Book review of Ulrich Haltern. Was bedeutet Souveranitat? , Toni Erskine. Embedded Cosmopolitanism. Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of ’Dislocated Communities’ , Jeffery L. Dunoff, Joel P. Trachtman (eds). Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance" (2010) European Journal of International Law 798-803: http://www.ejil.org/issue.php?issue=103

"Muslim Women’s Claims to Refugee Status Within the Context of Child Custody Upon Divorce Under Islamic Law", (2010) International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 22, N. 1, pp. 48-71.

"Women, Islam and International Law : Within the Context of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women". Editor : Brill

"Islamic View of Women’s Rights : International Lawyer’s Perspective" forthcoming in Vol. 2 (2009) *Journal of East Asia and International Law*

“Feminism, Modern Philosophy and the Future of Legitimacy of International Constitutionalism” forthcoming in Vol.11 No 2 (2009)
International Community Law Review: http://brill.publisher.ingentaconne...


Planète Terre: L’émission des chercheurs du CÉRIUM, "Les guerres du Mexique / Droit islamique, les enjeux du statut des femmes /La trilogie d’Edmund Morris sur Theodore Roosevelt", Edouardo Gonzàlez Castillo (CEMC/UdeM); Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko (UdeM); Pierre Martin (CEPEA/UdeM): http://www.cerium.ca/Les-guerres-du...

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