“School for Foreign Affairs Newbie”: lecture by Kira Sazonova “Interaction of international and domestic law”

April 17, 2023

On April 10th, a lecture by Kira Sazonova on the topic “Interaction of international and domestic law” was held within the framework of the “International Law” block for the participants of the School Foreign Affairs Newbies, IPACS RANEPA.

Kira Sazonova is Ph.D. in Law, Ph.D. in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of State and Legal Disciplines of the IPACS RANEPA, as well as director of the master’s program “International Law. European law. International legal practice”. In addition, Kira Sazonova is a member of the editorial board of the journal “NB: International Law”.

Speaker spoke in detail about how international and domestic law are correlated in different countries. She noted that international law is designed to solve problems in various spheres of society, but it does not always work that way.

Kira Sazonova added: “There is no international law in the format of unshakable truth. Any right is an intellectual concept that has developed in a particular region and has its own specifics. International law and bindings to it are not ropes, but thin threads that can be easily cut.”


Polina Petukhova, a 1st year student in the program “Politics and Law (with in-depth study of foreign languages)” said:

“I can say with confidence that this lecture was very useful for me, I learned a lot of nuances, problems that may arise in international relations in the context of domestic and international law. The lecture itself was aimed at practical application, so most of the theses and cases that the speaker gave were perfectly deposited.”


Nastya Gagina, 1st year student in the program “Analytics and Consulting in International Relations” shared:

“The lecture with Kira Lvovna was great! I really liked that the speaker tried to interact with the students as much as possible, and explained all complex concepts in simple language and supported them with examples. I learned a lot. I would love to work with this speaker again.”

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