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Professor of International Law, University of Tartu

Domaine(s) d’expertise

  • History and theory of international law
  • International law and military conflicts
  • Human rights law


Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He is member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and since 2021 member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission). He received his legal education at the University of Tartu (LL.B. 1998), Georgetown University (LL.M. 1999) and Humboldt University Berlin (PhD 2002). He has conducted post-doctoral studies at New York University, University of Tokyo and has been research fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

Mälksoo publications include two monographs, „Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: the Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR“ (Brill, 2003) and „Russian Approaches to International Law“ (OUP, 2015). He is also co-editor of „Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: The Strasbourg Effect“ (CUP, 2017) and author of numerous articles and chapters on the history and current developments of international law, particularly in Russia and the former Soviet Union. In the past, he has also advised the Estonian Chancellor of Justice on matters of international and European law as well as been director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, a foreign ministry funded think tank based in Tallinn.

He is co-editor-in-chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law at Brill and belongs to the editorial board of Review of Central and East European Law as well as academic advisory board of the Journal of History of International Law.

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