Dr Veronika Fikfak is Lecturer and Fellow in Law. She is also an Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law. She currently supervises students in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and International Law and lectures on the LLM course Birth, Development and Afterlife of States. She is the Director of Studies for Part IA and IB.
Veronika studied law in Ljubljana and Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Prior to her appointment in Cambridge, she worked at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and clerked at the International Court of Justice for Judge Al-Khasawneh. She also worked at the Law Commission for England and Wales on the project analysing the need for reform of the law relating to administrative redress against public bodies. She later served as the legal adviser on equality and non-discrimination at the UN Office in Paris.
Her research interests are in the fields of public law, human rights and international law. She is particularly interested in the interface between domestic and international law and is currently writing a monograph on the role of national judges in relation to international law for Cambridge University Press.
Veronika is passionate about pro bono work. During her time in Oxford, Veronika acted as Chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico, a pro bono student and faculty group providing high-quality comparative law research for lawyers acting pro bono around the world as well as promoting pro bono law more broadly. For this work, she together with the OPBP team received the Attorney General's Award for Best Pro Bono Team.
Veronika's publications are available via her Law Faculty page: www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/academic/v-fikfak/5176.