Zuzanna Godzimirska

Zuzanna Godzimirska

Assistant professor

Current research

Drawing on a range of empirical methods, Zuzanna currently studies conceptual evolution in international criminal law under the auspices of The Global Sites of International Criminal Justice (JustSites).

In addition, Zuzanna examines questions of legitimation and trust in international courts. Through interviews and survey data her recent research―in collaboration with Cosette Creamer― gauges trust in the European Court of Human Rights across myriad stakeholders. 

Drawing on insights from International Law, International Relations and Linguistics and adopting a variety of text and discourse analytical methods her PhD work explored the legitimation of the International Court of Justice and the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body in the courts' interface with member states. 


  • 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. Accepted/In press

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

    Godzimirska, Zuzanna, Küçüksu, Aysel & Ravn, Salome Addo, 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Nordic Journal on Human Rights.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

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

    Godzimirska, Zuzanna, 2022, (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 chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. 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

  4. Published
  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

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