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Dr Yulia Ioffe


Lecturer in Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction, University College London, United Kingdom



Dr Yulia Ioffe is a Lecturer in the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London. Her doctoral thesis, completed at the University of Oxford, focused on the rights of asylum seeking children and the role of international organisations in treaty interpretation in this field. Yulia has an LLM degree with concentration in international human rights law from Harvard Law School, where she worked at the Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic and served as an Article Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. She also holds LLB (Hons) and LLM (Hons) degrees from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Institute of International Relations in Ukraine.



Ioffe, Y. (2022). Reparation for Human Rights Violations. In C. Binder, M. Nowak, J. A. Hofbauer, P. Janig (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ioffe, Y. (2022). The Right to Family Reunification of Children Seeking International Protection under the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Misplaced Reliance on Travaux?. International Journal of Refugee Law.

Ioffe, Y., & Costello, C. (2021). Non-penalization and Non-criminalization. In J. McAdam, C. Costello, M. Foster (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law. Oxford University Press.

Ioffe, Y. (2019). Case of Georgia v. Russia (I) (Just Satisfaction). American Journal of International Law, 113 (3), 581-586. doi:10.1017/ajil.2019.30 

Costello, C., Ioffe, Y., & B├╝chsel, T. (2017). Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (UNHCR Legal and Protection Policy Research Series). UNHCR.


Children’s rights, refugee law, public international law, European human rights law.
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