Title: Strolling the Streets of International Geneva: A Study of Social and Normative Interactions of Cities with International Organisations
PhD Supervisor: Janne Nijman
Expected completion date: 2024
Jana Šikorská is a PhD student in the International Law Department at the Graduate Institute. She is enrolled in the PhD 'fast-track' programme which combines the MA and PhD studies and which is reserved for the most qualified candidates. Before coming to Geneva, Jana completed her LL.B. (Hons) at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom (2019).
Currently, Jana works as a Programme Assistant in the LL.M. in International Law Programme at the Graduate Institute where she assists with the management of the programme.
Between November 2019 and November 2020, Jana was a Research Intern at the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy where she authored 10 articles and blog entries for the Centre's monthly Bulletin and the V4 Human Rights Review - the Centre's quarterly publication aimed at a domestic and international audience.
In her final year at the University of Exeter, Jana acted as a Research Assistant to Professor Kubo Mačák and she was selected as the only LL.B. student in a team of student researchers involved in a research project on remote warfare jointly organised by the University of Exeter Law School and the Oxford Research Group. Jana also has experience in legal practice having worked as a Summer Legal Intern in Hillbridges, a leading commercial law firm in the CE region.
Academic Work experience
Research Intern - Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Research Assistant to Professor Kubo Mačák
Relevant Publications and Works
1. "Could cities stand up to illiberalism?", V4 Human Rights Review (Spring 2020)
2. "Istanbul Convention: a wolf in sheep’s clothing or yet another witch-hunt?", V4 Human Rights Review (Summer 2020)
3. "Embarking on the “Polish way”? Amendments to abortion laws in Slovakia", V4 Human Rights Review (Autumn 2020)
4. Jana Šikorská and Tomáš Morochovič (co-authors), "Matovič nie je medzinárodný zločinec, podanie na súd v Haagu neuspeje", Denník N (Op-Ed)