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Valentyna Polunina, M.A.

Valentyna Polunina, M.A.

Position

  • PhD candidate

Kontaktinformationen

Email:
valentyna.polunina@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de

Über Valentyna Polunina

 

Valentyna Polunina is a Doctoral Candidate at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University, where she is working on her Ph.D. thesis on the Soviet war crimes trials policy in the Far East after World War II. She holds a Magister in International Relations from Kiev State University (Ukraine) and a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies from Marburg University (Germany) where she used to work as a student research assistant at the International Centre for the Research and Documentation of War Crimes Trials. Currently, she is engaged in a project on acceptance of international criminal justice in Ukraine at the International Academy of Nuremberg Principles (Nuremberg, Germany). Her research interests include post-WWII war crimes trials; Soviet, Russian, and Ukrainian history in the 20th century; transitional justice, and international criminal law.

Lebenslauf

Employment/Internships

10.2014-03.2015 

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Communications and Media Relations Section

Intern

Duties: Media monitoring and analysis, social media moderation, translations, content creation, analytical reports.

10.2011-04.2013 

Fonpit AG

Online journalist

Duties: Collection of information and its analysis, writing and editing articles online with the help of the CMS, translations (English, German, Russian).

02.2010-10.2011 

International Centre for the Research and Documentation of War Crimes Trials

Student research assistant

Duties: Analysis of archival documents on the prosecution of Nazi war   criminals in the USSR and Japanese war criminals in Southeast Asia after WWII; entry of the results into a data bank (Legal Tools Project of the International Criminal Court).

Education

01.04.2013-till now

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality", Karl Jaspers Centre for Transcultural Studies, PhD candidate

10.2007-10.2011            

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (DAAD/OSI scholarship)

09.2002-01.2008

Institute for International Relations Kyiv National Taras Schevtshenko University, Ukraine

01.2008 Graduate Degree in International Information with honours

06.2006 Bachelor’s Degree in International Information with honours

Ausgewählte Publikationen

"Die Rahmenbedingungen der Erlassung von Amnestiegesetzen in Argentinien nach der Militärjunta (1976-1983)" in: Polunina, Popa (eds.), Transitional Justice in Argentina. Ein Zeitalter der Gerichtsverfahren und Amnestien. Editura ALTIP Alba Julia, Marburg, 2008.

Valentyna Polunina, Lubov Pogromskaya “Holocaust, Auschwitz und die Vergangenheitspolitik der UdSSR”, in Form, von Lingen, Ruchniewicz (eds.), Narrative im Dialog. Deutsch-polnische Erinnerungsdiskurse, Neisse Verlag, Dresden, 2013, pp. 383-396.

 “Soviet War Crimes Policy in the Far East: The Bacteriological Warfare Trial at Khabarovsk, 1949”, in Morten Bergsmo et.al (eds.), Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 1, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Brussels, 2014, pp. 539-562. http://www.fichl.org/fileadmin/fichl/FICHL_PS_21_web.pdf

“The Khabarovsk Trial: The Soviet Riposte to the Tokyo Tribunal”, in Sellars (ed.), Trials for International Crimes in Asia, Cambridge UP, 2015, pp. 121-145.

“From Tokyo to Khabarovsk – Soviet War Crimes Trials in Asia as Cold War Battlefields”, in Von Lingen (ed.), Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945, forthcoming.

“Ukraine (Donbas)”, in Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (ed.), Conflict Barometer 2014, No. 23, Heidelberg, 2015, pp. 41-44. www.hiik.de/de/konfliktbarometer/pdf/ConflictBarometer_2014.pdf

“Ukraine (Right-wing militants)”, in Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (ed.), Conflict Barometer 2014, No. 23, Heidelberg, 2015, pp. 45-46. www.hiik.de/de/konfliktbarometer/pdf/ConflictBarometer_2014.pdf

Valentyna Polunina, “Marta, the Latvian women's advocacy centre, in Uzbekistan”, in Security Community, No. 1, 2015 www.osce.org/magazine/171476

·    Valentyna Polunina, Anja Bihler “Transitional Justice - The Role of Historical Narrative in Times of Transitions, 15.05.2015 – 17.05.2015 Heidelberg, Tagungsbericht in H-Soz-Kult, 23.07.2015, www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6086

 

Conference Participation and Presentations

06/2015          “Soviet Postwar Vision of International Law: Aron Trainin’s Doctrine of Complicity”, Workshop: "Law, (Inter)Nationalism and the Global Cold War", China Centre, Oxford University

 

01/2015         “Development of Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy During and After the Second World War”, Conference: “Military Justice and International Law from 1700 to today”, German Historical Institute, Paris

 

10/2014         “Belated Justice: Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy on Bacteriological Warfare – The Case of Khabarovsk Trial (1949)”, Conference: Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945, Heidelberg University. 

 

09/ 2014        “The Soviets at Tokyo: International Justice at the Dawn of the Cold War”, Conference: Fourth European Congress on World and Global History “Encounters, Circulation and     Conflicts”, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.                                                                           

 07/2014         “‚Die Scharte von Tokio auswetzen‘: Sowjetische Kriegsverbrecherpolitik im Fernen Osten und das Biowaffen-Tribunal in Khabarovsk (1949)”, Workshop: "Legal Flows between Asia and Europe",  International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials, Marburg University.

 

03/2014         “Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy in the Far East: the Bacteriological Warfare Trial at Khabarovsk (1949)”, ESF Exploratory Workshop: East/West European Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes in the Soviet Union: From a Local to a Transnational Perspective, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin.

 

03/2014          “Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy in the Far East: the Bacteriological Warfare Trial at Khabarovsk (1949)”, Conference: The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law, City University of Hong Kong.

 

02/2014             “Soviet Contribution to Postwar Vision of International Law: Aron Trainin’s Doctrine of Complicity”, International Graduate School for Legal Historical Research, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt.

 

02/2014         “Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy in the Far East: the Case of Bacteriological warfare at the Khabarovsk Trial (1949)”, Joint Symposium: Empire and Law: Investigating History and War Crimes in East Asia, University of Cambridge.

                  

06/2013         “Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy in the Far East: the Trial at Khabarovsk (1949)”, Workshop: Transcultural Justice: Decolonization and its Impact on War Crimes Trials and International Law, Heidelberg University.

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