Сrimean Crime – consequences for the international law and politics
Crimea`s annexation has caused a serious concern in Central and Eastern Europe. The Russian position toward international law and territorial integrity of its neighbours has become an urgent political, legal and research problem. Crimea is now occupied by Russia - what are the legal ways out of this situation? What can and cannot be expected from international law? Is an international order possible without international law? We would like to start a discussion with the book "The Case of Crime's Annexation Under International Law", a new publication issued by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Scholar Publishing House.
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Łukasz Adamski, PhD, Deputy Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding since 2016. Historian and political scientist, specialist in Central and Eastern European history as well as in current political situation of Ukraine and Russia. In 2006-2011 he worked at the Polish Institute of International Affairs as an analyst and then as Programme Coordinator for Bilateral Relations in Europe. In 2014 he was Reporting Officer in OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. His works were published in academic journals and press.
Władysław Czapliński, professor, former Director (2004-2016) of the Institute of Legal Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Visiting Professor at the universities in Paris, Nice, Frankfurt (Oder). Member of the Legal Consultative Committee on State Succession (London) and member of the German Association of International Law and French Association of International Law. Served as a government expert in arbitration proceeding and participated in proceeding before the European Tribunal of Human Rights in Strasburg and before the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg.
Mykola Gnatovsky, professor at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, since 2015 Chairman of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, since 2007 editor-in-chief of the „Ukrainian Yearbook of international law”.
Peter Hilpold, professor of International Law, European Union Law and Comparative Public Law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He holds a Doctorate in Law and Master´s degrees in Economics, Industrial Management and Philosophy and is admitted to the Italian Bar. He has published widely (over 250 publications, including book, articles and contributions in academic journals, collective writings and commentaries) on International Law, Law of the European Union, International Economic Law and Financial Law. He is collaborating with several law journals as a co-editor or as a member of the scientific board (for example Austrian Review of International and European Law, Europa Ethnica, Hague Yearbook of International Law and Archiv des Völkerrechts).
Ernest Wyciszkiewicz, PhD, political scientist. Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding since 2016. Formerly Deputy Director of the Centre, Head of International Economy and Energy Security Programme and Senior Research Fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Managing Editor of “Evropa” Russian-language quarterly on European affairs (2003-2009). Tweets at @E_Wyciszkiewicz