Sarah Shirazyan

Sarah Shirazyan, LLB, MA and LLM, is currently teaching at the Chair of International and European Law, Yerevan State University Armenia (YSU). After her graduation from Yerevan State University, Sarah read LLM degree in Public International Law with the University of London and started to serve at the International Law chair as a Returning Fellow within the program of the Open Society Institute, Europe. She is currently convening and teaching master courses on International Human Rights protection and Precedent in Public International law, as well as has served as a faculty advisor for the Philip C. Jessup International Law moot court competition for the last two years for the YSU team.

Sarah’s research interests include Public International Law, with a specific reference to International Criminal law, Human Rights, international courts and tribunals, issues of trade and environment. Recently, she has participated in a postgraduate advanced training certificate of the Armenian foreign ministry program with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. She is currently working on her PhD thesis addressing issues of environmental trade sanctions as an effective policy tool.

Apart from academia, Sarah been advising and working for leading Human Rights and USAID funded donor organizations, such as American Bar Association Rule of Law Imitative, OSCE ODIHR Election Observation Missions to Armenia, Counterpart International Armenia.