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Narine Ghazaryan

Associate Professor in EU Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Nariné Ghazaryan is an Associate Professor at the School of Law. She has obtained her PhD in EU Law from Nottingham University in 2010. She also holds an LLM in EU Law from Nottingham University (2006). Dr Ghazaryan previously obtained a Master's Degree in Private Law (2004) and a Bachelor's Degree in Law (2002) from Yerevan State University, Armenia.

Prior to joining the Law School, she worked as a Lecturer in Law in Brunel University London, where she taught EU Law, Company Law, Contract Law and Tort Law.

Expertise Summary

Dr Ghazaryan specialises in EU External Relations Law. She is particularly interested in the relations between the EU and its neighbouring countries, as well as the EU external policies on human rights and democracy promotion.

She was part of the HLRC team on FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies), a four-year (2013-2017) collaborative research project involving 19 research centres from around the world funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). She contributed to Work Package 6 on Regional Partnerships and Bilateral Cooperation by analysing the EU's human rights policies in Ukraine and Moldova.

She also acted as a co-expert (together with András Rácz and Sergiy Gerasymchuk) on a 2018 repot for the European Parliament analysing the European Union's, including the European Parliament's policies towards human rights issues in Ukraine, including Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine outside of the government's control, following the Maidan Revolution (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/603834/EXPO_STU(2018)603834_EN.pdf).

Teaching Summary

Dr Ghazaryan teaches European Union Law, Contract Law and Issues in Company Law at undergraduate level. At postgraduate level she teaches lnternational Relations Law of the EU.

Research Summary

Dr Ghazaryan's current research includes the analysis of the legal aspects of bilateral Association Agreements between the European Union and its Member States and Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova… read more

Recent Publications

  • NARINE GHAZARYAN and LAURE DELCOUR, 2018. From EU Integration Process to the Eurasian Economic Union: The Case of Armenia. In: ROMAN PETROV and PETER VAN ELSUWEGE, eds., Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration: Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects Routledge.
  • NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2018. Who Are the ‘Gatekeepers’?: In Continuation of the Debate on Direct Applicability and Direct Effect of EU International Agreements Yearbook of European Law.
  • NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2017. A Centenary of Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide. In: PAUL BEHRENS, OLAF JENSEN and NICHOLAS TERRY, eds., Holocaust and Genocide Denial: A Contextual Perspective Routledge. 170-185
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2016. The Fluid Concept of 'EU Values' in the Neighbourhood: A Change in Paradigm from East to South?. In: SARA POLI, ed., The European Neighbourhood Policy: Values and Principles Routledge. 11-32

Katrina Peake, 'To what extent do EU trade and sustainable development instruments effectively promote labour rights in the Ready Made Garment industry of South and South-East Asia?' (joint supervision with Professor Jeffrey Kenner)

Astghik Solomonyan, 'To sign or not to sign? Choices faced by developing countries in terms fo public procurement review mechanisms included in international trade agreements' (joint supervision with Dr Aris Georgopoulos)

I am interested in supervising research projects in EU Law, EU External Relations Law, in particular Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies, Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, as well as the law of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx.

Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx

Current Research

Dr Ghazaryan's current research includes the analysis of the legal aspects of bilateral Association Agreements between the European Union and its Member States and Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova respectively. She is particularly interested in the role of the Court of Justice, and the direct effect of the agreements in question. Her current work focuses on the impact of the Court of Justice's case law on the legal order of Armenia.

Past Research

Dr Ghazaryan's past research focused on the legal analysis of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the EU's democratisation efforts in its Eastern neighbourhod. She published a monograph on this subject with Hart Publishing in 2014. Her interest in the export of the EU values and acquis to its neighbouring countries resulted in a number of publications. Her other publications focus on such issues as the Eurasian integration efforts, genocide denial and others.

  • NARINE GHAZARYAN and LAURE DELCOUR, 2018. From EU Integration Process to the Eurasian Economic Union: The Case of Armenia. In: ROMAN PETROV and PETER VAN ELSUWEGE, eds., Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration: Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects Routledge.
  • NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2018. Who Are the ‘Gatekeepers’?: In Continuation of the Debate on Direct Applicability and Direct Effect of EU International Agreements Yearbook of European Law.
  • NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2017. A Centenary of Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide. In: PAUL BEHRENS, OLAF JENSEN and NICHOLAS TERRY, eds., Holocaust and Genocide Denial: A Contextual Perspective Routledge. 170-185
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2016. The Fluid Concept of 'EU Values' in the Neighbourhood: A Change in Paradigm from East to South?. In: SARA POLI, ed., The European Neighbourhood Policy: Values and Principles Routledge. 11-32
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2015. Services of General Interest in the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: MARKUS KRAJEWSKI, ed., Services of General Interest Beyond the Single Market: External and International Law Dimensions Springer. 273-298
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2015. “Good Neighbourliness” and Conflict Resolution: A Rhetoric or Part of the Legal Method of the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: DIMITRY KOCHENOV AND ELENA BASHESKA, ed., Good Neighbourliness in the European Legal Context Brill.
  • 2015. A New Generation of Human Rights Clauses? The Case of Association Agreements in the Eastern Neighbourhood European Law Review. 40, 391-410
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2015. Armenia and Extraterritorial Citizenship: A Means to Self-Determination and Nation-Building?. In: TIMOFEY AGARIN AND IRENEUSZ PAWEŁ KAROLEWSK, ed., Extraterritorial Citizenship in Postcommunist Europe Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2014. The European Neighbourhood Policy and the Democratic Values of the EU: A Legal Analysis Hart Publishing.
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN AND ANNA HAKOBYAN, 2014. Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in Armenia. In: Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union Routledge.
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2013. The Law and Political Objectives of the European Neighbourhood Policy: A Difficult Marriage or Singing in Unison?’ Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. 619
  • 2013. Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: A Pathway to a New Relationship between Turkey and Armenia Armenian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law. 1,
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2012. The Evolution of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Consistent Evolvement of its Inconsistencies Review of European and Russian Affairs. 7, 1
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2012. Pre and Post-Lisbon Institutional Trends in the EU’s Neighbourhood‘. In: PJ CARDWELL, ed., EU External Relations Law and Policy in the Post-Lisbon Era TMC Asser Press. 199-216
  • NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2010. In: STEFAN WOLFF AND RICHARD WHITMAN, ed., The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective: Context, Implementation and Impact Palgrave. 223-246

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