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LL. D. and D. Soc. Sc. is Emeritus President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland. Prior to this function (1993-2012), he performed law-drafting duties at the Ministry of Justice, worked as a researcher and judge as well as a university professor in administrative law. He has directed the preparation of constitutional reforms and other legislative projects. He is the author of numerous titles in the fields of constitutional law, legal remedies, municipal law and environmental law, and has also published writings on other issues of interest for society. Of his books and articles many have been published in several languages. Pekka Hallberg has participated in international judicial cooperation. He has been a board member of the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA), and 2000-2002 also its president, as well as a board member of the International Association of Supreme Administrative jurisdictions (IASAJ/AIHJA) since its establishment in 1983 until 2012. During the last few years he has led the research unit the Rule of Law Finland (ROLFI), which is connected with a network of legal professionals on international as well as national level.
Kaarlo Tuori is Professor emeritus of jurisprudence at Helsinki University. He has published extensively in the fields of legal theory and national and transnational public law. His legal theoretical works include Critical Legal Positivism (Ashgate 2002) and Ratio and Voluntas (2011). In European constitutional law his main works are The Eurozone Crisis – A Constitutional Analysis (together with Klaus Tuori; CUP 2014) andEuropean Constitutionalism (CUP 2015). Tuori is a long-time member and former vice-president of the Venice Commission.
Ineta Ziemele, Ph.D. (Cantab.). Professor, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia
Ineta Ziemele is Professor of International Law at the Riga Graduate School of Law. She started her career as a Judge in 2005, when she was elected to become Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In 2012 she was elected the President of a Chamber of the ECHR and chaired the Committee on the Status of Judges.
On 8 January 2015, she was elected to the Constitutional Court of Latvia. On 8 May 2017, Ineta Ziemele was elected President of the Constitutional Court. In 2014 she was awarded with the Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia.
Ineta Ziemele has published books on international law and human rights, has been an editor and co-author of books, and has written tens of articles. She is the author of the leading book on State Continuity and Nationality in the Baltic States and Russia. Past, Present and Future as Defined by International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, 2005.
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