Zuzanna Godzimirska

Zuzanna Godzimirska

Assistant professor

Member of:

    Zuzanna is on maternity leave until 2021.

    Current research

    Falling at the intersection of International Law, International Relations and Linguistics Zuzanna’s research examines questions of legitimation and trust in international courts. Combining interviews with various tools of text and discourse analysis, one strand of her research explores the legitimation of the International Court of Justice and the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body in the courts' interface with their member states. 

    Using interviews and survey data another strand of her research examines the role of registries and legal secretariats in building trust among litigants, NGOs and the broader public in two regional human rights courts, i.e. the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. This research is carried out in collaboration with Cosette Creamer and generously supported by the University of Minnesota's Grant-in-Aid grant and its College of Liberal Arts Seed Grant.

    Since 2019 Zuzanna has also been affiliated with the project The Global Sites of International Criminal Justice (JustSites) lead by PI Mikkel Jarle Christensen and funded by the ERC Starting Grant (StG-802053). Her research under JustSites focuses on the evolution of ideas and concepts in the field of international criminal law. 


    • International Dispute Resolution and International Courts
    • Institutionel forfatningsret og EU-forfatningsret
    • Legal, Criminological and Philosophical Perspectives on Mass Atrocity
    • International Law

    Selected publications

    1. Accepted/In press

      The ICJ as a Discursive Actor: Mapping Self-Legitimation in ICJ Jurisprudence

      Godzimirska, Zuzanna, 2021, (Accepted/In press) Research Handbook on the International Court of Justice. Skordas, A. & Mardikian, L. (eds.). Edward Edgar Publishing

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

    2. 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

    3. Published
    4. 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

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