Jana Sikorska


Phd Researcher in International Law
Programme Assistant, LL.M in International Law
Spoken languages
Slovak, Czech, English, French
Areas of expertise
  • Public International Law
  • International Organisations
  • Governance, Global and Local
  • International Legal Theory
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Western Europe
  • Central Europe

PhD Thesis


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 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)