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Ieva Miluna (LL.M)

Ieva Miluna

Lecturer
State Responsibility in International Law, International Criminal Law. International Humanitarian Law. Research methods
Tel.: +371 67039233
Fax: +371 67039240
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Wallenberg Building, 5th floor

PhD cand. (University of Amsterdam)
LL.M. International and European Law (University of Amsterdam, 2007)
Master of Law, International Law (University of Latvia, 2006)
Bachelor of Law (University of Latvia, 2005)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Since 2008 - Lecturer in International Law, Riga Graduate School of Law
  • 2014-2015, Expert, Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations (New York). Main responsibilities: State representation at the UN General Assembly 6th Committee and other working groups, International Criminal Court, and Chair of EU Council COJUR-ICC Working group during the Presidency of Latvia to the EU Council
  • 2013-2015, Visiting Research Fellow, Fordham Law School
  • 2005-2008, Legal Adviser, Ministry of Justice, European and International Law department, Criminal Law department. Main responsibilities: International treaty law, Implementation of EU directives, representation at EU working groups, State Representative at the International Criminal Court
  • 2003-2005, Senior Expert, Ministry of Justice, European Affairs Coordination department, International Relations department. Main responsibilities: Bilateral relations, diplomatic protocol and etiquette
  • 2001-2003, Editor, Journal “Law and Justice”

Since 2012 - Member of Advisory Council of Independent Experts of International and European Union Law to the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2014-2015 – Member of New York City Bar Association, International Law Committee
2011-2014 - Researcher in the EU research project “European Universities on Professionalization on Humanitarian Action” (EUPRHA), Member of the Steering Committee
2008-2011 – Researcher in EU Framework Programme 7 research project “Regulating the Privatisation of War: the Role of the EU in Assuring Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights” (PRIV-WAR), Member of the Steering Committee
Since 2008 – Member of the Steering Group of the Latvian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Expert Network

Current research

Impact of the UN Security Council determinations on state responsibility.

Speaking engagements

  • ‘Placement of Tactical Nuclear Weapons under the Non-Proliferation Treaty in Modern Conflicts’, in conference “Peace and Justice”, 26-27 March 2015, Tours, France
  • ‘Reception of the UN Security Council resolutions by the EU’, in roundtable discussion “Rule of Law in International Affairs”, 19 September 2012, Riga
  • ‘Lack of the UN Security Council Resolutions and Military Interventions’, in The George C. Marshall Center and U.S. European Command 5th Annual International Legal Conference “Legal Advisors and Future Operations”, 4-7 September 2012, Riga
  • ‘Legal stakes (Private military and security companies and international humanitarian law, human rights, liability law)’ in workshop “Europe and private military companies”, European Commission FP7 research project “Regulating Privatisation of ‘War’: the Role of the EU in Assuring Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights” (PRIV-WAR), 29 June 2011, Paris 
  • ‘Latvian tradition in State responsibility’ in roundtable discussion “State responsibility: Latvian tradition and contemporary issues”, Riga Graduate School of Law, 23 September 2010, Riga
  • Moderator of session ‘Linking Self-regulation and Statutory Regulation: Legislative models’ in workshop “The Public-Private Interface in the Management of Private Military and Security Companies”, European Commission FP7 research project “Regulating Privatisation of ‘War’: the Role of the EU in Assuring Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights” (PRIV-WAR), 21 May 2010, Berlin
  • ‘Multi-national operations and international humanitarian law’, Baltic Summer Academy on International Humanitarian Law, 20 July 2009, Liškiava, Lithuania
  • Summary report on the national regulatory framework of private military and security companies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in workshop “National Legislation and Case-Law related to PMSCs”, European Commission FP7 research project “Regulating Privatisation of ‘War’: the Role of the EU in Assuring Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights” (PRIV-WAR), European University Institute, 13 March 2009, Florence
  • ‘Human Rights in Context of the Proclaimed Global ‘War on Terrorism’’, Celebrating Human Rights Day, 10 December 2008, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
  • ‘Human Rights in Context of the Proclaimed Global ‘War on Terrorism’’, Annual Conference of the Ombudsman’s Bureau “Human Rights and Security”, 10 December 2008, Riga
  • ‘Individual criminal responsibility of soldiers for violations of international humanitarian law during the mission’, international humanitarian law conference “A Sea of Peace in an Ocean of Conflict – the Baltic Region and International Humanitarian Law”, 17 October 2008, Riga
  • ‘Consequent Foreign Policy in Context of International Law in Force’, Annual Constitutional Law Seminar, 30 July 2008, Bīriņi, Latvia

Coached the Riga Graduate School of Law teams for participation at Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition and Dišlers constitutional law moot court competition.

  • I Miluna, ‘What Does the Uniting for Peace Resolution Mean for the Role of the UN Security Council?’ In: AJIL Unbound, 17 July 2014, available at: http://www.asil.org/blogs/what-does-uniting-peace-resolution-mean-role-un-security-council
  • I Miluna, ‘The Jurisdictional Competence and Applicable Law with regard to Private Military and Security Companies’, in: C Bakker, M Sossai (eds) Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors: The Interplay between International, European and Domestic Norms (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2012)
  • I Miluna, ‘The Baltic States’ (The Regulatory Context of Provision of Private Military and Security Services in the Baltic States), in: C Bakker, M Sossai (eds) Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors: The Interplay between International, European and Domestic Norms (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2012)
  • I Miluna, ‘Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2011-2012’ in: 13 Baltic Yearbook of International Law, 2013 
  • I Miluna, ‘Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2010’ in: 11 Baltic Yearbook of International Law, 2011
  • PRIV-WAR project report, I Miluna, ‘Reparation for internationally wrongful conduct by private military and security companies’, 30 June 2011
  • Together with R Liivoja, National Report for Latvia, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2010
  • I Miluna, ‘Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2009’ in: 10 Baltic Yearbook of International Law, 2010
  • I Miluna, ‘Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2008’ in: 9 Baltic Yearbook of International Law, 2009
  • K Nyman-Metcalf and I Miluna (eds) European Union and the Rule of Law: Latvian Experience (Riga Graduate School of Law, 2009) (in Latvian)
  • PRIV-WAR project report, I Miluna, ‘The Regulatory Context of Private Military and Security Services in Lithuania’, 2009, available at: http://www.priv-war.eu
  • PRIV-WAR project report, I Miluna, ‘The Regulatory Context of Private Military and Security Services in Estonia’, 2009, available at: http://www.priv-war.eu
  • PRIV-WAR project report, I Miluna together with S Zaharova, ‘The Regulatory Context of Private Military and Security Services in Latvia’, 2009, available at: http://www.priv-war.eu
  • Together with M Paparinskis, ‘Republic of Latvia Materials on International Law 2007’ in: 8 Baltic Yearbook of International Law, 2008
  • I Miluna, ‘Aspects of International Procedural Law for Protection of the Legal Interests of the Republic of Latvia in the Construction of the North-European Gas Pipeline’ Latvian Herald (Latvijas Vēstnesis), 05.12.2006, Nr. 48(451) (in Latvian)
  • Together with Z Ratniece, ‘For Better Apprehension of the Law of European Communities’, Latvian Herald (Latvijas Vēstnesis), 13.08.2003, Nr. 27/28(285/286) (in Latvian)