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Dr Andraž Zidar

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Dr Andraž Zidar has been the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law since January 2012. In this role he undertakes high quality research, leads a series of events in public international law and lectures on the Institute's 'Public International Law in Practice' programme. Among his recent achievements are a book on 'The Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court'', a book on 'The Law of Treaties' and the 'Temple Garden Chambers seminar series on international adjudication'.

His area of expertise covers public international law, human rights, international criminal law, global health law, international organisations and international adjudication. His publications include a book 'Lustration: Removal of Opponents of Democracy from Public Positions' (originally published in Slovenian and later also in Serbian and Croatian) and a number of articles on international law, human rights, diplomacy and international relations. Andraž is also Editor-in-chief of a Slovenian book series in international law.

Andraž holds a PhD in international law form the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva) and a master's degree in human rights and democratization (Padua). Before joining the Institute he was Director-General for International Law and Protection of Citizens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia (MFA). In this capacity he was leading the work of the MFA in the area of international legal and consular competences, participated at high-level meetings (UN Security Council open debate on women, peace and security, UN General Assembly 6th Committee, and COJUR) and headed the council on education of diplomats at the MFA. Previously he worked as a human rights diplomat at the MFA and Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office in Geneva, legal counsellor at the Ministry of the Interior, and as a lecturer on international and constitutional criminal law.

Since August 2014 Andraž is also a Visiting Lecturer in International Law and International Humanitarian Law at Regent's University London.