Farah El Barnachawy

Farah is a Ph.D. candidate in Public International Law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne under the supervision of Professor Paolo Palchetti. Farah is a graduate of Economics and Political Science from McGill University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Law in London, and a holder of two master’s degrees: a master’s in Public International & International Organizations’ Law from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a master’s in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). She is also a New York State Attorney.

Farah’s research focuses on the duty of non-recognition and attempts to understand its relevance in contemporary international law as a collective and solidary enforcement mechanism by States, its ever-growing place in the effectivity versus legality dichotomy as well as its application in other areas of international law beyond territorial acquisitions, such as within treaty law, immunity law and humanitarian law, in addition to its application to other actors such as international corporations.

Between her undergraduate and graduate years, Farah worked as a management consultant for EY in Abu Dhabi, an Analyst for the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Bahrain and a Consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris working closely with various sovereign states.