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Histories of International Law: a Critical View

07 May 2018

Event Description

On May 7, 2018, at Saint Petersburg State University a lecture by Professor of international law Martti Koskenniemi on "Histories of International Law: a Critical View" was held.

Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. More information about Professor Koskenniemi is available here.  

Professor Koskenniemi is one of the most prominent representatives of the critical legal theory. He shared his view on the history of international law with the audience and answered numerous questions.

The lecture was organized by Saint Petersburg State UniversityInternational and Comparative Law Research CenterThreefold Legal Advisors LLC.


The principle of proportionality in international law was considered from a critical legal theory perspective in the thesis by Grigory Vaypan, the winner of the International Law in the XXI century award – 2015, the head of constitutional litigation practice of the Institute for Law and Public Policy.

Defense of his Ph.D. thesis on the Principle of Proportionality in Contemporary International Law was held at the Saint Petersburg State University on May 8, 2018.

We congratulate Grigory on the successful defense and wish him every success in the future!



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