Dr Rumiana Yotova

  • College positions:
    College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law
  • Subjects: Law


PhD in Law (University of Cambridge), LL.M Adv. in International Law (Universiteit Leiden), Magister Juris (Sofia University)


Research Interests

Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Investment Law, EU External Relations, International Biomedical Law


Teaching Interests

International Law, Investment Law, EU External Relations


Awards and Prizes

Hague Academy Diploma in Public International Law cum laude (Hague Academy of International Law) 2009



R. Yotova, ‘The Regulation of Genome Editing and Human Reproduction under International Law, EU Law and Comparative Law’, Nuffield Council of Bioethics (2018) 

R. Yotova, ‘Integrating Environmental Considerations in the new EU Investment Agreements: A Brave New World?’ in Kate Miles (ed), Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law (Edward Elgar, 2018)

R. Yotova, ‘Compliance with Domestic Law: an Implicit Condition in Treaties Conferring Rights and Protections on Foreign Nationals?’ in J Klingler, Y Parkhomenko and C Salonidis (eds), Canons of Construction and Other Interpretative Principles in International Law (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) 

R. Yotova, ‘Opinion 2/15 of the CJEU: Delineating the Scope of the New EU Competence in Foreign Direct Investment’ (2018) 77:1 Cambridge Law Journal (February 2018)

R. Yotova, ‘Challenges in the Identification of “the General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations”: the Approach of the International Court’ (2017) 3:1 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law 269

R. Yotova, ‘Balancing economic objectives and social considerations in the new EU Investment Agreements: commitments v realities’ in C Barnard et al (eds), A European Social Union after the Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

R. Yotova, ‘Arbitrating the Public Interest’ Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting 2016, Vol. 110

R. Yotova, ‘Systemic Integration: an Instrument for Reasserting the State’s Control Over Investment Arbitration?’ in Andreas Kulick (ed), States’ Reassertion of Control over International Investment Agreements and International Investment Treaty Dispute Settlement (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

R. Yotova, ‘The Principles of Due Diligence and Prevention in International Environmental Law’ (2016) 75:3 Cambridge Law Journal 445

R. Yotova & E. Nanopoulos ‘Repackaging Plain Packaging in Europe: Public Interest Considerations and Strategic Litigation’ (2016) 19:1 Journal of International Economic Law 175

R. Yotova, ‘The New EU Competence in Foreign Direct Investment and Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties: Does the Emperor Have New Clothes?’,  in F. Baetens (ed), Investment Law within International Law: An Integrationist Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2013)

R. Yotova & F. Baetens, ‘The Abyei Arbitration: A Model Procedure for Intra-State Dispute Settlement in Resource-Rich Conflict Areas?’ (2011) 3:1 Goettingen Journal of International Law 417


Other Interests

Hiking, board games, amateur photography