On 29 April 2015 Lauri Mälksoo will present his new book
“Russian Approaches to International Law”(Oxford University Press, 2015)
in a public launching event from 16:00-18:00 at the University of Tartu History Museum, Lossi 25.
The book presentation will be followed by a discussion in which professor Mälksoo is joint by professor Angelika Nussberger, currently judge representing Germany at the European Court of Human Rights and previously professor of law at Cologne University and Director of its Institute of Eastern European Law.
The event and subsequent small reception is sponsored by the UT Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS). All are welcome!
About the book:
Recent state practice such as the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia’s record in the UN Security Council, the jurisprudence of theEuropean Court of Human Rights, prominent cases in investor-state arbitration, and the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union are laid out and discussed in the context of increasingly popular ‘civilizational’ ideas, the claim that Russia is a unique civilization and therefore not part of the West. The implications of this claim for the future of international law, its universality, and regionalism are discussed.
For more information on the book, including a sample chapter see here