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Dr Berenika Drazewska


Dr Berenika Drazewska is the Dorset Researcher in Public International Law at BIICL and Affiliate Researcher at the CAIDG at SMU in Singapore, where she is currently based. She holds an LL.M. (2011) and a Ph.D. (2016) in international cultural heritage law from the European University Institute. In her doctoral thesis she examined the concept of military necessity in the context of protection of cultural heritage during armed conflicts. At the EUI, she was one of the coordinators of the Cultural Heritage Working Group which organized conferences, workshops and seminars on legal issues relevant to cultural heritage protection. In 2012, she was an intern in the International Treaties section of UNESCO in Paris. After she defended her PhD, Berenika was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, where she worked on issues of global cultural governance and accountability.

Berenika's research interests lay at the intersection of cultural heritage and cultural diversity, human rights and cultural governance. She has participated in international conferences as well as published and peer-reviewed scholarly articles on these topics. She is the author of Military Necessity in International Cultural Heritage Law (Brill, forthcoming 2021). Berenika is a member of the International Law of Culture Interest Group of European Society of International Law (ESIL), and of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS).


Dr Berenika Drazewska

Dorset Researcher in Public International Law

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