A. Varga, LL.M.

  • PhD-candidate in the field of effective government and statehood
  • public international law
  • law of statehood
  • international relations

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6444
E-Mail: a.varga@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Internationaal Publiekrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number Flex


Andrea Varga is a PhD-candidate at the Department of Public International Law at Leiden University. Her research, supervised by Professor Schrijver and Dr. Baetens, is interdisciplinary in its character, and focuses on the effective government requirement of statehood. It is part of the research programme Securing the Rule of Law in a World of Multilevel Jurisdiction, under the sub-programme Sovereignty, international governance and global values. The research aims to provide a comprehensive and realistic approach in elaborating the concept of effective government, one that is surprisingly under-defined in contemporary international law. Besides her research topic, Andrea’s interests further include issues of territoriality, state responsibility and the law of treaties. She is also a contributor at the Leiden Law Blog.

Andrea studied international relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest, where she obtained her Master’s degree in 2009. She then went on to study public international law and graduated cum laude from the LLM (reg.) programme at Leiden University in 2010. Besides the LLM, she also participated in the research-oriented Talent Programme of the Graduate School of Legal Studies.

Last Modified: 21-06-2016