Zuzanna Godzimirska

Zuzanna Godzimirska

Associate Professor

Drawing on a range of empirical methods, Zuzanna currently studies (de)legitimation and trust in international courts, and conceptual evolution in international criminal law. Her research is predominantly empirical and interdisciplinary in nature. It draws on insights from International Law, International Relations and Linguistics, and adopts a variety of methods, including discourse analysis, various text analytical methods, and interviews. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transantional Law, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, New York Journal of International Law and Politics and Human Rights Quarterly, amongst others.

In addition to her research, Zuzanna is managing editor of the Nordic Journal of International Law, member of the Coordinating Committee of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law and co-organizer of iCourts' PhD Summer School and a new PhD course on Social Science Methods for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies organized in collaboration with the Geneva Graduate Institute International Law Department and the European University Institute Department of Law

She currently teaches and supervises BA theses in Fundamental Rights (Individets Grundlæggende Rettigheder). Her primary interest therein concerns the intersection of artificial intelligence and human rights. Together with Aysel Küçüksu, and in collaboration with Algoritmer, Data og Demokrati and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, she is currently establishing Databasen om Kunstig Intelligens og Individets Grundlæggende Rettigheder, a platform on the use of artificial intelligence in the Danish public sector and its implications for human rights. The project has received funding from Copenhagen University, Illum Fondet and Dreyers Fond.


  • Individets Grundlæggende Rettigheder (BA)
  • Institutionel forfatningsret og EU-forfatningsret (BA)
  • International Law (BA)
  • International Dispute Resolution and International Courts (BA)
  • Legal, Criminological and Philosophical Perspectives on Mass Atrocity (MA)

Selected publications

  1. Published

    «Barnets lov» i overensstemmelse med retten til familieliv? Tvangsadoptioner i et menneskeretlig perspektiv

    Frese, Amalie & Godzimirska, Zuzanna, Apr 2023, In: Nordisk socialrättslig tidskrift. 35-36, p. 39-76

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Pleading for International Law: Assessing the Influence of Party to Proceedings on Legal Change in International Courts

    Byrne, William Hamilton & Godzimirska, Zuzanna, 2023, In: Journal of International Dispute Settlement. 14, 1, p. 4–23 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    From the Vantage Point of Vulnerability Theory: Algorithmic Decision-Making and Access to the European Court of Human Rights

    Godzimirska, Zuzanna, Küçüksu, Aysel & Ravn, Salome Addo, 2022, In: Nordic Journal on Human Rights. 40, 1, p. 235-249 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Trust in the Court: The Role of the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

    Creamer, C. & Godzimirska, Zuzanna, 2019, In: European Journal of International Law. 30, 2, p. 665–687 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Deliberative Engagement within the World Trade Organization: A Functional Substitute for Authoritative Interpretations

    Creamer, C. & Godzimirska, Zuzanna, 2016, In: New York University Journal of International Law & Politics . 48, 2, p. 413-462 50 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    (De)Legitimation at the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism

    Creamer, C. & Godzimirska, Zuzanna, Mar 2016, In: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. 49, 2, p. 275-321 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

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