Engagement Intern

Tatsiana Ziniakova joined the World Justice Project in May 2020 as a grantee of Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program. A Fulbright scholar, she earned her LL.M. from Wake Forest University, School of Law and LL.B. from Belarusian State University, Faculty of International Relations. Her Master’s thesis addressed the notion of gender-based violence in international human rights law while her Bachelor’s thesis focused on state responsibility for cyber attacks.

She practiced international law and human rights in private, public, and academic spheres. As a Chief Specialist of the International Law Department of Belarusian Ministry of Justice, she oversaw processes associated with the conclusion of inter-agency and inter-state treaties, as well as the implementation of international humanitarian law. She also taught a European human rights law course at Belarusian State University.

Tatsiana is a devoted moot court enthusiast, participating, coaching, and judging international competitions. Teams under her supervision and herself won awards from, inter alia, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.