A Roundtable Discussion at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève – Room S8

13 April 2016, 17:30-19:30

The monograph Russian Approaches to International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015) published by professor Lauri Mälksoo (University of Tartu) is an impressively well-timed study. A record of recent international legal developments involving Russia in various areas of international law, be they human rights, international economic law or dispute settlement, highlights some of the most significant challenges and gives consideration to their legal nature. Are they only manifestations of power politics, or is there any special Russian school of international legal thought – a ‘Russian international law’? And if there is, may it serve as a plausible alternative to the West-centered contemporary international law? Lauri Mälksoo’s book is the first genuine response to these questions.

At the roundtable that will take place on 13 April 2016, Lauri Mälksoo will discuss his book with his colleagues – international legal academics and practitioners from Strasbourg, Geneva and Russia.