Dr Iryna Bogdanova is an international law scholar from Ukraine. Currently, she holds a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. Her recent book explores the legality of unilateral economic sanctions, i.e. those imposed by individual states without authorization of the UN Security Council, under international law. Dr Bogdanova earned her PhD degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Berne. Prior to this, she pursued legal studies in Ukraine, Switzerland, and the Netherlands and worked in the private sector as well as in international organizations.