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Dr. Júlia Miklasová

Dr. Júlia Miklasová is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academy for European Human Rights Protection at the University of Cologne. She obtained her PhD degree (summa cum laude avec félicitation de jury) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (IHEID). Her doctoral thesis examined secession in contemporary international law with a special reference to the post-Soviet space. Apart from questions pertaining to the attainment of statehood, her thesis also inquired into the position of non-state secessionist entities in international law.

Júlia was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Research Assistant at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Legal Assistant to the Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) in Geneva. Júlia also previously worked as a junior associate in a law firm and as a project assistant in a regional think-tank. She also represented the Slovak Presidency of the European Union during expert meetings relating to the Espoo Convention in Brussels and Geneva.

Júlia completed a two-year Master Programme in International Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva as well as BA and MA degrees in law at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. She spent exchange semesters at the Boston University Law School (USA) and the Université Paris Descartes (France).

Areas of Research

  • Pubic international law with a special focus on law of statehood, territorial disputes, law of international responsibility (including states, IOs and other non-state entities), human rights
  • International legal issues pertaining to post-Soviet space



  • American Society of International Law (since 2020)
  • European Society of International Law (since 2016)
  • International Law Association (since 2017)
  • Slovak Society of International Law (since 2013)
  • Swiss Society of International Law (since 2020)

Other professional position


Dr. Júlia Miklasová
Assistant Researcher (Postdoc)

Kerpener Str. 30
50937 Köln

Telephone +49 221 470-5589
E-mail julia.miklasova(at)