Advisory board

Angelika Nußberger
Judge, European Court of Human Rights

Angelika Nußberger is a German jurist and scholar of Slavonics, and has been the judge representing Germany at the European Court of Human Rights since 1 January 2011. She had previously been pro-rector of the University of Cologne and Director of its Institute of Eastern European Law. Currently she is a Professor of International and Comparative Constitutional Law, Cologne University. Her research interests focus on the development of constitutional law of Central and Eastern European states, the development of jurisdiction of constitutional courts, the influence of public international law on development of domestic law, and international social law.

Pavel Šturma
Professor, Charles University, and Member, UN International Law Commission

Pavel Šturma is a Member, UN International Law Commission and the President of the Czech Society for International Law. Prior to the start of his academic career at the Faculty of Law of CU, he worked at IHEI University Paris II, Council of Europe and was a UN staff member (UN Office at Vienna, 1992–1994). Since autumn 1997 he has been head of the Department of International Law. He is a member of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague), member of the EU Network of Independent Experts in Fundamental Rights and of several academic and professional associations, and has had a visiting professorship at the University Paris XI (2001).

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Peter Tomka
Judge, International Court of Justice

Peter Tomka is a judge of the International Court of Justice and a previous Slovak diplomat. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law. In addition, he is an associate Member of the Institut de droit international, Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, Panel of Arbitrators under Annex VII to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and a member of ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. He is also a member, UN International Law Commission and a chairman or member of the tribunal in a number of interstate arbitrations and in investment arbitrations under the Rules of the ICSID, UNCITRAL and NAFTA. He has also been a lecturer at the Charles University, Prague and Comenius University, Bratislava.

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Thomas Buergenthal
Professor, George Washington University

Thomas Buergenthal is the Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence and a previous Dean of the George Washington University Law School. He holds professorships at the University of Texas and Emory University, where he was also the Director of the Human Rights Program of the Carter Center. He is a former Judge and President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as the former President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has also been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador. He is a member of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and the honorary president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. He is the author of more than a dozen books and a large number of articles on international law, human rights and comparative law subjects.

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Lech Garlicki
Professor, Warsaw University

Lech Garlicki is a Polish jurist and constitutional law specialist. He is a professor at Warsaw University and was a longstanding judge of European Court of Human Rights starting from 2002. During 1993-2001 he was a judge at the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland and 2001-2002 the president of the Polish Society of Constitutional Law. He was also one of the Founding Members of the European Law Institute.

András Sajó
University Professor, CEU

András Sajó is a former judge at the European Court of Human Rights (2008-2017), Strasbourg. He is also a University Professor at CEU and Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School. Professor Sajó was the founding dean of Legal Studies at CEU. Professor Sajó has been extensively involved in legal drafting throughout Eastern Europe. In addition, he participated and/or advised in drafting the Ukrainian, Georgian, and South African constitutions. He has also served as Deputy Chair of the National Deregulation Board of Hungary. In addition to his stature as a prominent constitutionalist, he is also a distinguished scholar in the human rights field, including media regulation.

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Marko Milanovic
Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Dr Marko Milanovic is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Law. He obtained his first degree in law from the University of Belgrade, his LL.M from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge. He is the Vice-President and member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law and an Associate of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His expertise includes general international law, especially issues of state responsibility and treaty interpretation; human rights law; international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

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Bill Bowring
Professor, University of London

Bill Bowring is a Professor of Law in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, and a practising barrister at Field Court Chambers, Gray’s Inn. He is currently a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton. He has frequently acted as an expert for the Council of Europe, OSCE, European Union, and United Nations, as well as advising the UK government. His research interests include human rights, minority rights, international law, and the law and practice of Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.

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Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen
Research Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is the Research Director at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and an adjunct Professor of Law at Aarhus University. He is also the Executive Chairman of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) and co-chairs several international research networks. He received his PhD (in international law) from Aarhus University, MSc (in refugee studies) from the University of Oxford and MA (in political science) from the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on international refugee law, human rights, and the relationship between international law and politics, human rights and globalisation, international refugee law, immigration policy and sovereignty.

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Ernest Petrič
Judge, Constitutional Court of Slovenia

Ernest Petrič is Slovenian judge, jurist, professor, and diplomat. He began his career at the Institute for National Issues. From 1967 to 1972, he served on the Executive Council of the Slovene government. He was with the University of Ljubljana from 1976 to 1988 in capacity of professor, vice dean and finally dean. He has been the ambassador to India, the US and Austria and a permanent representative/ambassador to the UN and numerous other international organisations such as OSCE and ODC. He also presided over the Council of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a member of the UN International Law Commission. He served as President of the Commission from 2008 to 2009. He has published numerous articles and treatises in domestic and foreign professional journals, and six books, four in the field of international law.

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