Jure Vidmar (J.)
International law, EU law, human rights, public law, jurisprudence
Professor Jure Vidmar is Chair of Public International Law at Maastricht University. He also serves as Judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights. Prior to taking up the post in Maastricht, he held several teaching and research positions at Oxford University, where he was Research Fellow of St John's College, Research Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, and a member of the Faculty of Law. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School and a Post-Doc at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam. Professor Vidmar also maintains an Extraordinary Lectureship in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. At the same institution, he has held a number of visiting appointments within the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Africa.
Professor Vidmar has taught in several areas of law, including international law, EU law, human rights, public law, jurisprudence, and criminal law. His book 'Democratic Statehood in International law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice' (Oxford, Hart, 2013) was a joint Runner-up for the Society of Legal Scholars Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2014. He also co-edited (with Erika de Wet) 'Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights' (Oxford, OUP, 2012). Professor Vidmar serves on the editorial board of the Netherlands International Law Review, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hague Yearbook of International Law.