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General Editors & Advisory Board


I. General Editors

Prof. Dr. Rainer Grote, LL.M. (Edinburgh), General Editor, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and an Adjunct Professor of Public Law at the University of Göttingen.

Dr. Frauke Lachenmann, General Editor, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, General Editor, is Director of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law and Former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

II. Managing Editor

Margrét Sólveigardóttir is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg.

III. Advisory Board

An advisory board providing peer review of all entries in the encyclopedia consists of:

Prof. David J. Attard is a member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Director of the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, Malta.

Prof. Helmut Philipp Aust holds the Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law at the Department of Law at Freie Universität Berlin.

Prof. David Bilchitz is Professor at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC). He is currently Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

Prof. Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa is the former Chief Justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court. He was Ambassador of Colombia to UNESCO and served as Dean of the Universidad de los Andes Law School.

Prof. Jongik Chon is Professor at the Seoul National University School of Law.

Prof. James Crawford is Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. He was elected as Judge of the International Court of Justice and took his seat on the Court on the 6 February 2015. He was formerly Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, also at Cambridge. He was a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility.

Prof. Charles Manga Fombad is Professor of Law at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA), University of Pretoria. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL).

Prof. James Fowkes, LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale) is Professor of Foreign and International Law at Münster University (Germany).

Prof. Justin Orlando Frosini is Assistant Professor of Public Law at the Bocconi University in Milan, Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) in Bologna and Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe.

Prof. Babacar Kanté is Professor at the University Gaston Berger, St. Louis, Senegal, and former Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Senegal.

Prof. Hanno Kube is Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Financial Law and Tax Law, Heidelberg University.

Prof. David E. Landau is Mason Ladd Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs at Florida State University College of Law.

Prof. Liora Lazarus, BA (UCT), LLB (LSE), DPhil (Oxon), is Associate Professor in Law, and a Fellow of St. Anne's College.

Sundaresh Menon is the Chief Justice of Singapore and a former Attorney-General of Singapore.

Prof. Fred L. Morrison taught at the University of Iowa College of Law before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969. He is a Director of the American Society for the Comparative Study of Law.

Prof. Suzie Navot is Professor of Constitutional Law and Parliamentary Law. She teaches at the College of Management Academic Studies, Striks School of Law, in Rishon Lezion, Israel.

Prof. Jasna Omejec is the President of the Constitutional Court of Croatia. She was full professor at the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University. In 2014 she was elected member of the Enlarged Bureau of the Venice Commission.

Prof. Francisco Orrego Vicuña is a Judge and former President of the Administrative Tribunal of the World Bank; Professor of International Law, Law School of the University of Chile; former Director of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile; former President of the Institut de Droit International.

Prof. Ergun Özbudun is Professor of Political Science and Constitutional Law at İstanbul Şehir University, Turkey. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Princeton University.

Prof. Marie-Claire Ponthoreau is Agrégée de Droit Public, Professor of Public Law, University of Bordeaux, Faculty of Law.

Padma Bhushan Dr. Patibandla Chandrasekhara Rao is Judge and former President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Prof. Volker Röben is Professor of Public International Law at the College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, Wales.

Prof. Cheryl Saunders is a laureate professor and holds a personal chair in law at the Law School of the the University of Melbourne. She is the founding Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law, a former President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, a former President of the Administrative Review Council of Australia and a current member of the Advisory Board of International IDEA.

Prof. Peter-Tobias Stoll is Director of the Institute of Public International Law and European Law of Göttingen University and German Director of the German-Chinese Law Faculty of Nanjing University.

Prof. Adrienne Stone holds a Chair at Melbourne Law School where she is also an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.

Prof. David Tan, Ph.D. (Melbourne), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Hons), B.Com. (Melbourne), is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.

Prof. Thio Li-ann is a Professor of Law (Provost's Chair) at the National University of Singapore.

Prof. Konstantine Vardzelashvili is Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia. He is a member of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) for the term 2013–2016.

Prof. Erika de Wet is Co-Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa and Professor of International Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria. She further lectures in international law at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the University of Bonn (Germany) on a regular basis.

Prof. Katja Ziegler is Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester.