RGSL

Apply now

Kushtrim Istrefi (Dr.iur.)

Visiting Lecturer
International Human Rights. International Business and Human Rights

Contacts

Dr iur (University of Graz, 2016)
LLM (Riga Graduate School of Law, 2009)
LLB (South East European University, 2007)

Additional Training

  • International Criminal Law (International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, 2015)
  • Public International Law (Hague Academy of International Law, 2011)
  • European Union Law (Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, 2011)
  • Soft Security (University of Bologna, 2009)
  • Training for University Teaching (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2008)

Significant Professional Experience

  • External Researcher, European Court of Human Rights, 2016-currently
  • Litigation before the EULEX Human Rights Review Panel in a case concerning enforced dissapearance – Rejhane Sadiku Syla v. EULEX, 2013-2016
  • Visiting Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, University of Antwerp, 2015
  • Amicus Curiae brief prepared on the request of the Kosovo Constitutional Court in the case No. KO 130/15 concerning the Belgrade-Pristina agreement, 2015
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2013-2014
  • Visiting Researcher Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 2013
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Cambridge Univerisity, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, 2011
  • Legal Specialist, USAID Rule of Law Project, 2011-2013

Current research

  • Derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in time of public emergencies
  • International security and human rights
  • International law in European and domestic courts

Main publications

Book, Book chapter, articles

  • European Judicial Responses to Security Council Resolutions: A Consequentialist Assessment, Brill | Nijhoff, 2017 (forthcoming)
  • The Policy Effects of the European Courts on Targeted Sanctions: Whither Human Rights and Due Process, ESIL Proceedings, 2017 (forthcoming)
  • The Limits of the Strasbourg Court’s Two-level Harmonisation Approach vis-à-vis SC Resolutions in Al-Dulimi, European Yearbook on Human Rights 2015, co-author
  • Judicial Application of International Law in Kosovo, in Siniša Rodin and Tamara Perisin (eds.) Judicial Application of International Law in Southeast Europe, Springer, 2015, co-author
  • EULEX Judges Contesting Kosovo’s Statehood: Between the Application of Kosovo Laws and UNMIK Regulations, Albanian Journal of Legal Studies 8, 2015, in Albanian
  • Azemi v. Serbia of the European Court of Human Rights: Discontinuity of Serbia’s de jure Jurisdiction over Kosovo, European Human Rights Law Review, 2014
  • Application of Article 103 of the UN Charter in the European Legal Order: the Quest for Regime Compatibility on Fundamental Rights, European Journal of Legal Studies, 2013
  • Think Globally, Act Locally: Al-Jedda’s Oscillation Between the Coherence of International Law and Autonomy of the European Legal Order, Hague Yearbook of International Law 2011, 2012, co-author

Case Analyses for Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts 

  • ILDC 2089 (XK 2012)
  • ILDC 1606 (KO 2011)
  • ILDC 1756 (XK 2004)

Blogs 

  • RMT v. The UK: Expanding Article 11 of the ECHR through Systemic Integration, EJIL: Talk!, 2014
  • Azemi v. Serbia in the European Court of Human Rights, (Dis)continuity of Serbia’s de jure Jurisdiction over Kosovo, EJIL: Talk!, 2014
  • Revisiting the Legality of Kosovo’s Independence in the Light of Crimea, Balkans in Europe Policy Blog, 2014
  • Limitations of the ICJ Opinion on Kosovo, JURIST, 2010

 Public Lectures and Conferences 

  • European Society of International Law, 12th Annual Conference. Presentation The Future Engagement of European Courts with Security Council Targeted Sanctions (organised by the Riga Graduate School of Law, 2016)
  • University of Salamanca. Public Lecture The EU led Agreement on the Normalisation of Relations between Serbia and Kosovo: from Non-recognition to Normalisation to Acquiescence? (2015)
  • University of Maribor. Public Lecture Secession and the Right to Self-Determination under International Law (2014)
  • International Law Association – Albanian Branch. Presentation The Judicial Dialogue between the Constitutional Court and EULEX Judges on the Place of UNMIK Regulations in Post-independent Kosovo (2014)
  • Riga Graduate School of Law. Public Lecture Security Council Resolutions before the European Court of Human Rights (2014)
  • The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Public Lecture with Prof. Dr. Marcelo G Kohen Secession in International Law (2014)
  • European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation. Presentation The European Judicial Responses to Security Council Resolutions (2014)
  • University of Graz, Workshop. Presentation Accession of Kosovo to the Council of Europe (2014)
  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Presentation The Judicial Application of International Law in Kosovo (2013)
  • Washington University in Saint Louis, Third Annual Workshop on International and Comparative Law. Presentation United Nations Security Council Obligations in European Courts: the Quest for Regime Compatibility on Fundamental Rights (2013)
  • European Society of International Law, 5th Biennial Conference. Presentation Application of Article 103 of the UN Charter in European Courts (5th biennial conference organised by the University of Valencia, 2012)

We would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better

Accept and wish to continue