Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lecture by Professor A. Mezyaev

September 24, 2014 16.30 room 347 Department of International Law, PFUR holds lecture by Prof. Alexander Mezyaev «New Trends in the Development of International Criminal Justice».
Alexander Mezyaev was born on January 18, 1971 in Moscow region. From 1989 to 1991 served in the Soviet army. In 1997 graduated from the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University. Specialty "International law". Since 1997 has working at University of Management "TISBI".
In 2001 defended PhD thesis on specialty "International Law. European law " - "The Death Penalty and the contemporary international law".
In 2013 defended Doctoral thesis on the topic «Defence of the Rights of the Accused in international criminal procedure»
Alexander Mezyaev took part in the defence team of former President of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2003-2006). Now – he is taking part in defence teams of other defendants of this tribunal - Professor Vojislav Seselj and General Ratko Mladic.
Member of the International Association of Defence Counsel Practicing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ADC-ICTY).
Assistant-to-Counsel before International Criminal Court.
Editor-in-Chief of "Kazan Journal of International Law and International Relations" (since 2007).
Main topics of research – International Courts and Tribunals; Rights of the Accused in International Criminal Procedure, Africa and Modern International Law
Alexander Mezyaev was engaged in research projects at the University of Leuven, Belgium (1997), University of Fribourg, Switzerland (in 2000 and 2007), Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland (2001), Institute of International Public and Private Law, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands (2003), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany (2007). In 2014 read lectures at University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Member of the International Law Association (Member of the International Human Rights Law Committee); Russian Association of International Law; Association of Foreign Policy of Russian Federation; Russian Association of International Studies; Russian Association of African Studies; Russian Academy of Geopolitics.
Мероприятие проводится в рамках гранта РГНФ (проект №12-33-01428) и второго этапа Блищенковских чтений 2014.