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INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE XXI CENTURY
Members of the Council

Adel Abdullin
Doctor of Law, Professor, Head of the Department of International and European Law, Kazan Federal University

Vladlen Vereschetin
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Professor of International Law (Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Maître émerite des Sciences of the Russian Federation, a Member of the International Court of Justice (1995-2006)

Khristofor Ivanyan
Partner, Ivanyan and Partners

Alexey Ispolinov
Head of International Law Department at Moscow State University, Ph.D. candidate (Law), Associate Professor

Roman Kolodkin
Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (since October, 2017), Ambassador, Member of the Russian Association of International Law, Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2001-2009, 2015-2017), Associate Member, Institute of International Law (2009-present), Ph.D. candidate (Law)

Sergey Marochkin
Professor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Honored Jurist of the Russian Federation, winner (laureate) F. F. Martens prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Society of International Law, member of the Executive Committee of the Russian Association of International Law, Head of the Laboratory for International and Comparative Legal Studies, Tyumen State University

Rein Mullerson
President (2013-2017), Member of the Institut de droit international

Tatiana Neshataeva
Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, Judge, Vice-President of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community (2012-2014), Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (1995-2012), Doctor of law, Professor, Head of the Chair of International Law in the Russian State University of Justice, Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law, Honored lawyer of the Russian Federation

Sergey Punzhin
Ph.D. candidate (Law), Principal Legal Secretary of the Court, Head of the Department of Legal Matters, International Court of Justice

Leonid Skotnikov
Member, International Court of Justice (2006 – 2015), Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, of the Conference on Disarmament (2001-2005), Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998 – 2001, 1991-1992), Amb. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands (1992-1998)

Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov
Professor of International Law, Honored lawyer of The Russian Federation, Judge at the Appeals Chamber of the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the former Yugoslavia (2012-2015)

Anita Usacka
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (USA), Professor of Law, Judge of the International Criminal Court (2003-2015), Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia (1996-2003)

Aleksandr Khodakov
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1998-2003), Special Adviser on External Relations and Cooperation at the Registry of the International Criminal Court (2011-2015), Director of Legal Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1994-1998), Director of the Office of Special Projects, Director of the Secretariat for the Policy-Making Organs, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2004-2011)

Ivana Hrdličková
Judge, President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

ABOUT THE AWARD
International Law in the XXI century prize is awarded annually for the best long paper on public international law submitted by an early-career academic or practicing lawyer. Russian nationals based both in Russia and abroad participate in the competition each year. In addition to the prestigious diploma it includes a financial prize of 300 000 roubles.

Council of the competition determines the recipient of the prize. The council includes current and former judges of international courts and tribunals, current and former legal advisers to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and leading academics from Russia and other countries.

In 2016 the council awarded the prize to Mr Aleksei Petrenko, a doctoral student at the University of Göttingen and a graduate of the Immanuil Kant Baltic Federal University (Kalinigrad) and University of Göttingen. His paper on application of WTO law to economic sanctions introduced by states can be found here.

In 2015 the council awarded the prize to Mr Grigory Vaypan, the head of constitutional litigation practice of the Institute of Law and Public Policy and a graduate of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Harvard Law School. His paper on the principle of proportionality in international law can be found here.

International and Comparative Law Research Center organizes the competition for the prize each year in cooperation with the Saint-Petersburg International Legal Forum and Ivanyan & Partners. Informational partner – International Justice Journal.