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

                          

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  (currently Head of the IIR Centre for International Law)
  • 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)
  • Since 2020 Member of the Managerial Board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.


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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.
  • International Law between Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation: the Role of Law in The Post-National Constellation. COST Project – 2011-2014.
  • Global Prohibition Regimes: Development of Theory and Empirical Analysis. Research Project of the Czech Science Foundation – 2013-2016.
  • Current Challenges of International Law, Research Project of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic – 2018-2020.
  • Human Rights of Older Persons. Research Project of the Czech Science Foundation – 2018-2021.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. BÍLKOVÁ, Veronika. Belligerent Reprisals in Non-International Armed Conflicts. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-35.
  11. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Use of Force by the Russian Federation in Crimea, Heidelberg Journal of International Law. Vol. 75, No. 1, 2015, s. 27-50.
  12. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Armed Opposition Groups and Shared Responsibility. Netherlands International Law Review, Vol. 62, Issue 1, 2015, s. 69-89.
  13. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Symbols of Illiberalism in the World of Liberal States. Baltic Journal of International Law. Vol. 15, No. 1, 2015, s. 249-267.
  14. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Towards a New Convention for the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons? Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law. Vol. 6, 2016, s. 192-215.
  15. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. A State Without Territory? Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2015. 2016, s. 19-47.
  16. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Global Prohibition Regimes and International Law. Passau-Berlin-Prague: rw&w Science&New Media. 2017.
  17. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Sovereignty, Property and the Russian Revolution. Journal of the History of International Law. No. 19, 2017, s. 147–177.
  18. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Threads (or Threats?) of a Managerial Approach: Afterword to Laurence Boisson de Chazournes’ Foreword. European Journal of International Law , Vol. 28, No. 4, 2017, s. 1259-1265.
  19. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Use of Force Against the Islamic State (Jus ad Bellum Aspects), Czech Yearbook of Private and Public International Law. Vol. 8, 2017, s. 235-258.
  20. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Foreign Terrorist Fighters and International Law. Groningen Journal of International Law. Vol 6(1): Terrorism and International Law. 2018. s. 1-23.
  21. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Populism and Human Rights. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2018. 2019, s. 143-174.
  22. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Human Rights of Older Persons in International Law. Czech Yearbook of Private and Public International Law. Vol. 10, 2019, s. 231-247.
  23. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. Worlds Apart? Interpretation of International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law Treaties and the VCLT. Austrian Review of International and European Law. Vol. 24, 2019, s. 1-21.
  24. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Nature of Social Rights as Obligations of International Law – Resource Availability, Progressive Realization and the Obligations to Respect, Protect, Fulfil. In BINDER Christina, HOFBAUER Jane A., ÚBEDA DE TORRES Amaya (eds), Research Handbook on International Law and Social Rights. Edward Elgar. 2020, s. 19-42.
  25. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The International Law Commission perspective on non-State actors and customary international law. In DROUBI Sufyan, D'ASPREMONT Jean (eds), International organisations, non-State actors, and the formation of customary international law, Manchester University Press. 2020, s. 200-226.
  26. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Punishment of Negationism – the Czech Experience. In GRZEBYK Patrycja (ed.), Responsibility for negation of international crimes. Memory Law – International Crimes – Denial. Warsaw: The Justice Institute. 2020, s. 195-206.
  27. BÍLKOVÁ Veronika. The Venice Commission and the State of Emergency. In GRANATA-MENGHINI Simona, TANYAR Ziya Caga (eds), Venice Commission. Thirty-year quest for democracy through law (1990 – 2020). Lund: Juristförlaget.

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OTHER EXPERIENCES 

  • Expert of the Czech Red Cross in IHL since 2000.
  • Secretary General of the European Society of International Law since 2018.
  • Member of the Czech Government’s Council of Human Rights since 2019, chair of the Working Group for Human Rights of Older Persons since 2020.
  • 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 Scientific Board of the European Journal of International Law in 2013-2020.
  • National Rapporteur of the ESIL project Mapping International Law in Europe (2006-2007), Member of the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors in 2007-2016, Member of the ILA Committee in Human Rights in Times of Emergency since 2019.
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