MISS Liliyana Kalinova
LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. (Aberdeen)
Liliyana Kalinova is one of our legal researcher who specialise in the areas of international environmental law and space law. Her current research interest is in the field of sustainable development of Outer Space, in particular solid celestial bodies. Her research focus is whether environmental laws that govern the most extrime environments on Earth can find practical application for the environmental protection/preservation of the outer space environment.
Born in Pernik, Bulgaria. Liliyana joined the University of Aberdeen as an undergraduate in 2015 to study Scottish and English Law (Hons). Subsequenly, in 2019 she enrolled in the LLM programmee Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills where she graduated with distinction. This led her to specialise in the areas of environmental law for space activities.
- LLB Law with English Law2019 - University of Aberdeen
- LLM Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills2020 - University of Aberdeen
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
She is a president of the Legal Research Society within Aberdeen University.
2019/2020: president of the Yoga Society;
2020/2021: treasury of the Legal Research Society
2020/2021: member of the Physics and Astronomy Society
2020/2021: member of the Aerospace Engineering Society, and
2020/2021: member of the Rocketry and Space Exploration Society.
- External Memberships
Liliyana is a general member of
- Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC);
- European Center for Space Law (ECSL).
Public International Law:
- Law for Space Activities (or Space Law);
- Environmental Law:
- Humanitarian Law.
- EIA law.
"Sustainable Development of Mars: Lessons Learned from five Most Extreme Envrionments on Earth"
Supervisors: Professor Roy Partain and Daria Shapovalova
Her bachelor dissertation was on the topic of "The regulation of autonomous weapons under International Humanitarian Law: Challenges and Prospects"
Funding and Grants
University of Aberdeen School of Law PhD Merit Scholarship