Irina Rizmal completed her education, begun in Serbia, in Great Britain, where she completed high school and enrolled into university. She graduated from London City University in International Politics in 2012, with a dissertation on the topic ’Asylum in the European Union: The Politics of Protection and Containment’.
She was a participant of an international simulation of the United Nations apparatus in London (London International Model United Nations) in 2011 as a representative in the United Nations High Committee for Refugees.
Her paper "The role of the EU Common Security and Defense Policy and NATO in the reform of the security sector" won first place at the competition organized by CEAS among senior undergraduate, master and doctoral students of social sciences as well as young experts interested in reform of the security sector in Serbia on the topic “Main Challenges of Reform of the Security Sector in Serbia" and was published in the CEAS quarterly The New Century.
Main fields of interest include international law, human rights, security politics and issues of migration and asylum.
Policy and Research Papers
Main Challenges of Reform of the Security Sector in Serbia: The role of the EU Common Security and Defense Policy and NATO in the reform of the secu...
This paper won first place at the competition organized by CEAS among senior undergraduate, master and doctoral students of social sciences as well as young experts interested in reform of the security sector in Serbia on the topic “Main Challenges of Reform of the Security Sector in Serbia ”.
This paper follows the development of the concept of sovereignty, analyzing its evolution and influence, but also the influence of other factors and norms as well, such as the understanding of security, responsibility and human rights in relation to sovereignty and their mutual relationship in the international system of the New Century, recognizing that without understanding of the role that human rights played in constructing the way in which sovereignty is understood in the New Century, the key moments in evolution of this concept cannot be explained either.
Paper on the current situation in the private security sector in Serbia, existing challenges and the need for adopting a law regulating this field. The paper was written for the fourth issue of the online quarterly of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) The New Century.
Analysing the effects the financial crisis had on S&D, explicitly, on military expenditure - as well as budget cuts and the available and developed measures and mechanisms for overcoming these - the paper unveils an unchanged, but rebalanced, security and defence sector, with investment patterns remaining as high as deemed necessary to maintain and reach the assumed fundamental S&D objectives of states, with cuts mainly introduced for additional planned increases that are not seen as vital at this point in time. The paper is specifically focused on the United States and European Union member states, looking at these as individuals, as members of international organisations and mechanisms, namely NATO and the EU, as well as placing them into global perspective.
The paper was originally published in the 2013 Panorama of the Global Security Environment of the Center for European and North-Atlantic Affairs from Slovakia.