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Doc. JUDr. PhDr. VERONIKA BÍLKOVÁ, Ph.D., E.MA

PERSONAL INFORMATION:                                          

SURNAME : Bílková                                        

FIRST NAME : Veronika

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EDUCATION :

2001 Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague

2003 Philosophical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (French and Political Science/International relations)

2004 European Master (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation

2004 Doctor´s Degree (PhDr.) in Political Science and International Relations (Charles University, Prague)

2006 Ph.D. Degree in International Law (Charles University, Prague)

2007 Doctor´s Degree (JUDr.) in Law (Charles University, Prague)

2012 Diploma in International Law (University of Cambridge)

2014 Assistant Professor (Doc.) in International Law (Charles University, Prague)

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PROFESSIONAL LIFE :

2001 Czech Ministry of Defence (department of international law)                              

2005 Internship at the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva (Counter-        Terrorism Branch, Regional Focus: Europe, Russia, CIS)

Since 2001 Research fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Prague                                                                                                                                                           

Since 2006 Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (Department of International Law)

Since 2010 Member of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission of the Council of Europe)

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RESEARCH PROJECTS  :

  • International sanctions (UN, EU, unilateral sanctions) as a coercitive instrument for international conflict resolution and their place, role and impact on the Czech foreign policy. Research Project of the Czech MFA – 2002.
  • International terrorism as a factor of international relations and its consequences for the Czech foreign policy. Research Project of the Czech MFA – 2002.
  • New U.S. National Security Strategy. Research Project of the Czech MFA – 2003.
  • Assessment of Kofi Annan´s UN reform effort and its perspectives. Research Project of the Czech MFA – 2003.
  • Transnational Terrorism, Security and Rule of Law, FP6 Research Project – 2006-2008.
  • Competing Jurisdictions of International Judicial Organs, Research Project of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 2007-2008.
  • International Humanitarian Law. Research Project of the Czech Science Foundation – 2007-2009.
  • Protection of Human Rights in the Fight Against Terrorism. Research Project of the Czech Science Foundation – 2007-2010.
  • Self-Defence in the post-9/11 Era. Research Project of the Science Foundation of the Czech Academy of Sciences – 2007-2009.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Úprava vnitrostátních ozbrojených konfliktů v mezinárodním humanitárním právu. Praha: Ediční středisko Právnické fakulty UK. 2007.
  2. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Eco-Terrorism and Other Forms of Single Issue Terrorism in the Contemporary World. In: SCHEU Harald Christian (ed.). Právní aspekty boje proti terorismu, Současné aspekty terorismu – Svazek 5, Praha: Vodnář, 2005, pp. 108-126.
  3. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Belligerent Reprisals in International Humanitarian Law – Too Little or Too Much Humanity? In: PRIETO SANJUÁN Rafael A. (ed.). Conducción de hostilidades y Derecho Internacional Humanitario A propósito del Centenario de las Convenciones de La Haya de 1907. Colección “Estudios de Derecho Internacional”, nº 9. Bogotá/Medelín:   Pontificia Universidad Javeriana/Biblioteca Jurídica Diké, 2007, pp. 403-436.
  4. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika, ŠTURMA Pavel. Targeted Anti-Terrorist Sanctions and Their Implications for International Law Normative and Institutional Coherency. In: CONSTANTINIDES Aristotelis, ZAIKOS Nikos (eds).  The Diversity of International Law. Essays In Honour of Professor Kalliopi K. Koufa. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009, pp. 217-237.
  5. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Talking About Unlawful Combatants? A Short Assessment of a Long and Multifaceted Debate. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies. 2009, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 29-44.
  6. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Odpovědnost za ochranu (R2P). Nová naděje, nebo staré pokrytectví? Praha: Ediční středisko Právnické fakulty UK. 2010.
  7. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Victims of Armed Conflicts and Their Right to Reparation Under International Humanitarian Law. In: NOWAKOWSKI-MALUSECKI Joanna (ed.). Międzynarodowe prawo humanitarne. Antecedencje i wyzwania współczesności. Brant: Bydgoszcz-Katowice, 2010, pp. 37-56.
  8. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika, MATĚJKOVÁ Šárka. The multilateral dimension of the Czech foreign policy. In: KOŘAN Michal a kol. Czech Foreign Policy in 2007-2009. Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2010, pp.  311-321.
  9. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika, MATĚJKOVÁ Šárka. The Human Rights Dimension of the Czech foreign policy. In: KOŘAN Michal a kol. Czech Foreign Policy in 2007-2009. Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2010, pp. 334-346.
  10. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Treat Them as They Deserve!? Three Approaches to Armed Opposition Groups under Current International Law. Human Rights and International Legal Discourse. 2010, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 111-126.
  11. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Responsibility to Protect: Unilateral non-Forcible measures and international law. In: HOFFMANN Julia, NOLLKAEMPER André, SWERISSEN Isabelle (eds). The Responsibility to Protect: From Principle to Practice. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012, pp. 291-304.
  12. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Article 121. In: FERNANDEZ Julian, PACREAU Xavier (eds). Statut de Rome  de la Cour pénale internationale. Commentaire article par article. Paris: Pedone, 2012, pp. 2117-2134.
  13. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Article 122. In: FERNANDEZ Julian, PACREAU Xavier (eds). Statut de Rome  de la Cour pénale internationale. Commentaire article par article. Paris: Pedone, 2012, pp. 2135-2142.
  14. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Some Caution, Please: Applying the Concept of Moral Hazard to Humanitarian Intervention. Central European Journal of International and Security Studies. 2012, No. 2, pp. 111-133.
  15. BÍLKOVÁ, Veronika. Ensuring Human Security in Armed Conflicts: The Role of Non-State Actors and its Reflection in Current International Humanitarian Law. In Cedric Ryngaert, Math Noortman (eds), Human Security and International Law The Challenge of Non-State Actors. Intersentia, 2013, pp. 29-52.
  16. BÍLKOVÁ, Veronika. Belligerent Reprisals in Non-International Armed Conflicts. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-35.

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OTHER EXPERIENCES :

  • Expert of the Czech Red Cross in IHL since 2000.
  • Chair of the editors´ board of the Journal Mezinárodní politika (International Politics) in 2007-2011, Assistant of the Czech member in the EU Network of Experts on Fundamental Rights in 2004-2006.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law since 2012.
  • National Rapporteur of the ESIL project Mapping International Law in Europe (2006-2007), Member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors since 2007.
  • Participation in various international law seminars, summer schools and workshops, including the Summer Institute on Human Rights (Strasbourg, 2000), Helsinki Foundation Course on Human Rights (Warsaw, 2001), Hague Law Academy (2005), Hague Law Academy Centre for Studies and Research (2006), Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights Summer seminar  (Helsinki, 2007), EUI Human Rights Summer School (Florence, 2008), and the ILC Seminar in Public Interntional Law (Geneva, 2009).

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