Dr. Rumyana Grozdanova

Dr. Rumyana Grozdanova is Researcher in Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and International Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute within the Research Strand ‘Human Dignity and Human Security’.

In December 2007, she was awarded a BA (Hons.) Legal Studies with Business by Nottingham Trent University. She also holds an LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice by University College Dublin. She was awarded her doctorate degree in June 2017. Her PhD dissertation – ‘Extraordinary Rendition: A Study of the ‘Gaps’ in the International Legal Framework’ – was completed in Durham Law School under the supervision of Prof. Fiona de Londras (Birmingham) and Prof. Ian Leigh (Durham). Her PhD dissertation was examined by Prof. Gavin Phillipson (Durham) and Prof. Liora Lazarus (Oxford).

Between September 2014 and April 2018, she was a Lecturer in the University of Liverpool Law School where she taught and coordinated two research-led optional Stage 3 undergraduate courses (Security, Conflict and the Law and Introduction to the Law of the ECHR) and a core LLM module on International Peace and Security. She also coordinated all the Stage 3 undergraduate dissertation modules. During the 2015/2016 academic year, she was nominated for the LawCareers.Net Lecturer of the Year Award. During her PhD in Durham Law School, she was a Tutor in European Constitutional Law. Rumyana is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and holds a Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Key Publications

Grozdanova, R., ‘Terrorism’ – Too Elusive a Term for an International Legal Definition?’, (2014) 61 (3) Netherlands International Law Review 305 – 334

Ritualised Responses to ‘New’ Terror Threats post 9/11, Centre for International Governance and Justice (RegNet, ANU) Blog – Regarding Rights (invited contribution in February 2016)

Stateless Terrorists: Domestic and International Legal Implications, Human Rights in Ireland (co-authored guest post in November 2013)