Writer, Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Raised by a Russian mother and Dutch step-father, Elena grew up in an international multilingual environment. She has lived in Moscow, Washington DC, Ulan Bator and Amsterdam. Elena holds a Master’s degree in linguistics, an LL M in international law from Utrecht University and is currently completing her PhD dissertation on interstate liability for climate change at the Amsterdam Centre for Environmental Law and Sustainability (ACELS), University of Amsterdam. Elena has done legal work for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and International Criminal Court. Elena's area of expertise is public international law, including international environmental law, climate law, the law of the sea, and the law of state responsibility.