Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. During the academic year 2023-2024, he is fellow at the Institut d’études avancées (IEA) in Paris. He earned his law degree at the University of Tartu in 1998, his LL.M. at Georgetown University in 1999 and doctorate at Humboldt University Berlin in 2002. He has subsequently had fellowships at NYU School of Law, at the University of Tokyo and at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (in Washington, DC). He is member of the Institut de Droit International and since 2021, of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. He is an editor-in-chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law (at Brill) and is member of the editorial board of the Review of Central and East European Law. Among his publications are monographs Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: The Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR'(2nd ed., 2022, Brill) and Russian Approaches to International Law (OUP, 2015). He is one of the four editors of the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Europe (OUP, 2024) and was the co-editor of Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: The Strasbourg Effect (CUP, 2017). He has published widely on the history of international law related to Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as on current developments and cases in international law.