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A. (Mando) Rachovitsa, PhD

A. (Mando) Rachovitsa, PhD


I hold an Assistant Professorship of Public International Law at the University of Groningen since August 2016. I read for my PhD at the School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK) on the topic of fragmentation of international law. Upon completion of my PhD thesis in 2013, I took up an Assistant Professorship in Public International Law at the College of Law, Qatar University where I taught international law and human rights (2013-2016). 

Overview of Research
My research interests lie in the area of public international law and international human rights law. I have a broad research lens and 2 main strands of research.

In the first strand of my research I explore interpretational and jurisdictional issues across international courts. I am particularly interested in pursuing a comparative approach to the practice of different international courts. More recently, I also engage with the role and expertise of judges sitting at international courts and other quasi-judicial bodies.

The second strand of my research addresses the relevance of international law to the Internet’s infrastructure and to articulating concepts in cyberspace (e.g. cybersecurity, public core of the Internet, human rights) and accordingly regulate interests online. In this context, at the moment I am working on the research project “Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance” funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) (March 2020 - March 2024). For more details please see Projects on this webpage.
Last modified:04 March 2020 12.57 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Building 1215, 1st Floor, Office 0120

Job title:
Assistant Professor of Public International Law
Building 1215, 1st Floor, Office 0120