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PhD Researcher
Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
Spoken languages
Spanish, English, French
Areas of expertise
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International dispute settlement
  • Theory and history of international law
  • Latin America and international law



Justina Uriburu is a Ph.D. Candidate at the International Law Department, and has recently joined the SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”. During the first two years of her Ph.D., she was a Teaching Assistant at the LL.M. in International Law of the Graduate Institute.

Justina completed her law degree at Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and obtained an LL.M. in International Law at University College London supported by a Chevening Scholarship. Upon graduation, she was appointed as Law Clerk at the Office of the Attorney General. Here, she first worked for the Office of Crimes Against Humanity on the domestic prosecution of international crimes committed during Argentina’s military dictatorship. She then served as Law Clerk to Argentina’s Attorney-General, a role that entailed providing advice on matters of international and constitutional law in cases litigated before the Supreme Court. Before moving to Geneva, Justina was also strongly involved in academia. She was a Lecturer at UTDT, where she taught international law in the JD program and MSc in International Relations. Previously she was also a Teaching Fellow at UTDT and coached the university’s team for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Justina is a Chevening and a Fulbright scholar, and has received the Academic Excellence Award granted by the Buenos Aires Bar Association. She is also part of the editorial collective of the Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional).



Forthcoming: Francisco-José Quintana and Justina Uriburu, ‘Modest International Law: COVID-19, International Legal Responses, and Depoliticization’ (2020) 114 American Journal of International Law.