Daryna Abbakumova


Visiting Researcher/Professor, International Law
Areas of expertise
  • International Public Law
  • International law and the law of international organizations
  • Law of the Council of Europe
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Diplomatic and Consular Law
  • European Union Law
  • International humanitarian law


Daryna Abbakumova is a Visiting Researcher/Professor at the Department of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies under a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). She is also Associate Professor of the Department of International Law at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine), member of the Ukrainian Association of International Law. Daryna Abbakumova is the author of the monograph “Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: International Legal Nature and Powers”, written on the basis of her PhD thesis, which she defended in 2015. From that time she has been reading lectures on International Public Law, European Union Law and other courses in the field of international law at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. She is a coauthor of the book “Theory and practice of application of the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” edited by the Ukrainian publishing house, as well as educational and reference manual “Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (in questions and answers)”.

Daryna Abbakumova was Coordinator of the panel discussion “Law and Security in the Context of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration” of the II Kharkiv International Legal Forum in 2018. From 2019 to 2021 has been working as a lecturer of the Joint Master’s Degree Program "International Law" under the Agreement between Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania), within which she taught the following courses: “Law of International Organizations”, “Diplomatic and Consular Law”. In September 2021 and April 2022, Daryna taught a short intensive specialist course at Masaryk University, Faculty of Law (Brno, Czech Republic) as a visiting professor in the framework of the Erasmus+ ICM program.

Daryna’s research interests include public international law, law of international organizations, law of the Council of Europe, human rights law, execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, diplomatic and consular law, European Union law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law.