Ewa Zelazna

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BA (Leicester), LLM (Leicester), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Email: ewa.zelazna@le.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7310

Ewa has been a lecturer at the Leicester Law School since September 2017. She previously worked in the Department as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She graduated with BA (Hons) in Economics and Law and LLM in International Commercial Law (with Felicidad Martinez Purrinos Memorial Prize), both from the University of Leicester. Ewa is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Deputy Senior Tutor at the Leicester Law School.

Ewa was a visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) at the T.M.C Asser Institute in the Hague and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She completed traineeship at the Chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union and participated in the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. She was a Research Assistant at the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in fields of EU external relations law, EU constitutional law, international economic law and international investment law. I completed with no corrections a PhD entitled ‘The EU Investment Policy after the Treaty Lisbon 2009: An Institutional Perspective.’

I am currently working on projects, which focus on issues relating to the participation of parliaments in international treaty-making practice, the EU’s proposal to establish the Multilateral Investment Court and the ongoing UNCITRAL negotiations, as well as the rule of law crisis in Poland.

Selected Publications

  • ‘EU Trade Negotiations’ in Adam Cygan and Meg Russell (eds), Parliaments and Brexit (The UK in a Changing Europe, 2020).
  • ‘The Rule of Law Crisis Deepens in Poland after Joined Cases C 585/18, C 624/18 and C 625/1 A.K. v Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa and CP, DO v Sąd Najwyższy [2019]’ (2020) European Papers, European Forum, Insight 1.
  • ‘The Role of the European Parliament in Negotiations on the EU’s New Generation Free Trade Agreements’ in Marta Pachocka (eds), Connecting the European Union of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities (Polish European Community Studies Association 2020).
  • ‘Protocol (No 7) on the privileges and immunities of the European Union annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by the Treaty of Lisbon’ Oxford International Organizations.
  • ‘Assessment of the Jurisdictional Conflict between the CJEU and Investor-State Tribunals from the Perspective of Neofunctionalism’ in K. Fach Gomez (ed.), EU Policy on International Investments: Uncertainties, Challenges, Opportunities (JM Bosh Editor, July 2017).
  • Most-Favoured-Nation Clauses: The Centrality and Limits of General Principles’ in Attila Tanzi, Andrea Gattini and Filippo Fontanelli (eds), General Principles of Law and International Investment Arbitration (Brill 2018) (with N. Jansen Calamita).
  • ‘The Changed Landscape of Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration: the UNCITRAL Transparency Rules and the Mauritius Convention’ in Christian Klausegger and others (eds.) Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration 2016 (C.H. Beck, Stämpfli Verlag, Manz, Vienna 2016) (with N. Jansen Calamita).
  • ‘CEPA Indonesia-Australia and the Missed Opportunity for a Transformative Environmental Change through Trade’ (PPM Blog, May 2019).

Recent Conference Papers

  • ‘The Democratisation of the Common Commercial Policy and the Role of the European Parliament in Shaping the EU as a Normative Power in International Economic Relations’ at The EU as a Good Global Actor, City Law School, Institute for the Study of European Law, EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP) H2020 Network, via zoom, 19 June 2020.
  • ‘The EU’s Reform of the Investor- State Dispute Resolution System: A Bilateral Way Towards Multilateralism?’ at the ESIL – SGH – ILS PAS – KU Joint Conference, Warsaw, 22-23 November 2019.
  • ‘Is a Dialogue between the CJEU and Investor- State Tribunals Possible and Necessary?’ at III LAwTTIP Joint Conference, EU Law, Trade Agreements, and Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: Contemporary Challenges, Kings College London, March 2019.
  • ‘Enhancing the Role of National Parliaments in the CCP: Towards a More Cooperative Model for the Exercise of the EU External Competences in the Time of Brexit’ at The EU External Relations after Brexit Implications under EU and International Law, University of Salamanca, March 2019.

Current Teaching

Land Law (LLB), EU Law (LLB)

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