About the Contributors:
Prof. Aslan Abashidze is Doctor of legal sciences programme, Professor of International Law; Head of the Department of International Law, Law Faculty, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Professor, International Law Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia; Member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Author of more than 350 papers in international law, published in Russia, Belgium, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Armenia, etc.
Jaroslav Valerievich Antonov is a practicing lawyer. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Constitutional Law of the North-west Institute of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Gabriela Augustínyová holds an LL.B. in European, International and Comparative Law from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and LL.M. cum laude in Public International Law from Leiden University, Netherlands. The author currently works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Previously the author worked at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Mission to Serbia.
Aiste Dumbryte holds an MA in International and European Law from Vilnius University, Lithuania, and Advanced LL.M. cum laude in International Criminal Law from Leiden University, Netherlands. The author currently works at the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Previously the author worked at the Victims' Participation and Reparations Section of the International Criminal Court, the legal section of the Coalition for the ICC (internship) and the Department of Refugee Affairs of the Lithuanian Red Cross Society.
Prof. JUDr. Helena Barancová, DrSc., is the Dean of the Law Faculty of Trnava University, Head of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law, Slovak Republic. She has penned 38 academic monographs and over 370 academic and expert studies and articles. Of these, approximately one third have been published abroad. She is known in the broader academic and professional community for her numerous books and expert articles on international and European labour law. She was awarded the Order of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic in November 2008 for her scholarship on European and international labour law.
Prof. JUDr. Milan Bakes, DrSc., is a Professor at Charles University in Prague, School of Law, Department of Financial Law and Financial Science and an attorney at Bakeš & partneři Attorneys at Law office, Prague.
JUDr. Michael Kohajda, Ph.D., is an assistant Professor at Charles University in Prague, School of Law, Department of Financial Law and Financial Science and an attorney at Diligentis Legal, Prague.
JUDr. Pavel Hamerník Ph.D. works at the Institute of State and the Law at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, researching specializing in Sports Law and EU Law. He is the author of the Czech book Sports Law with International Elements and the Czech e-book Sports Law: In search of the balance between specific sports regulation and general law. He cooperates with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut’s International Sports Law Centre projects, has worked as Director of the Legal department of Czech FA, has teaching experience of EU Law and Sports Law and sits on the Czech Icehockey Association’s Arbitration Commission.
Prof. JUDr. Marie Karfíková, CSc. is a Professor of financial law and financial science at the School of Law, Charles University in Prague. Since 2012 she has headed the Department of Financial Law and Financial Science. Her scientific work deals with issues of financial law, with a special focus on tax and insurance law. She has been regularly publishing articles on these issues in legal journals. She is a coauthor of a number of textbooks and monographs. In 1999-2006, she was a member of the Legislative Council of the Government of the Czech Republic. At present, she is a member of the recourse commission of the Czech National Bank and the recourse commission for review of decisions issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under the Act on Universities. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Presidium of the Council for Public Supervision of Audit. She is also an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic. Since 2005, she has been a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdeňky Hlávkových (Foundation of Josef, Marie and Zdeňka Hlávka).
JUDr. Zdeněk Karfík, CSc. is an attorney-at-law, an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, a member of the recourse commission of the Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic and has been a long-term external lecturer at the School of Law, Charles University in Prague. In his legal practice, he focuses on issues of financial, civil and commercial law. He publishes legal articles in this field and is also a co-author of a number of monographs.
Lukás Klee is an expert on International Construction Law and FIDIC sample forms of contract, Lukáš Klee currently works for a large construction company in central Europe. When away from the office, he lectures on International Construction Law at the Charles University Faculty of Law in Prague. As an extension of his teaching duties, Mr. Klee also trains lawyers at the Judicial Academy of the Czech Republic. He regularly publishes articles in the Czech Republic and abroad and is the author of three books related to International Construction Law.
Ondřej Ručka is in-house legal counsel in a large, Czech industrial group, Ondřej Ručka’s main task is to provide legal support for the international business dealings of the group. In particular, he provides support concerning large investments and engineering projects outside the Czech Republic. He is a graduate of the Masaryk University Faculty of Law in Brno.
Prof. Doc. JUDr. Karel Klíma, CSc., dr. hab. is a university Professor specializing in constitutional law. He is the head of the Legal Specialisations and Public Administration at the Metropolitan University in Prague. He also lectures at the Faculty of Law, Komenský University in Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Poland. He is a member of the International Association of Constitutional Law and the World Jurist Association (WJA) where he holds the office of President of the Professors of Law Section.
JUDr. Libor Klimek, PhD. graduated from the Faculty of Law, Pan European University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Since 2013 he has been a research worker at the Criminology Research Centre at the Faculty of Law, Pan European University. He is the author of over fifty publications published in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, and in the Slovak Republic. Among other things, he is the co-author of the first monograph on the topic of the European Union Criminal Law published in the Slovak Republic. His research is focused solely on the international and European aspects of Criminal Law.
Professor PhDr. Oskar Krejčí, CSc. (1948) is a vice-rector at the Vysoká škola mezinárodních a veřejných vztahů (University of International and public Relations) in Prague as well as the director of its Bratislava branch. He teaches at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. He has published around twenty-five books and more than a thousand different studies and articles. He was an adviser to two prime ministers of the Czechoslovak Federal Government.
Davorin Lapas LL.M, Ph.D, Professor of Public International Law, Department of Public International Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia.
Robert Mrljić LL.M, Ph.D. Candidate, Assistant at the Department of Public International Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia.
JUDr. Ing. Jan Lhotský is a PhD candidate in international law at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Law. His research and publications primarily cover two areas. Firstly, he writes on international criminal law with focus on the functioning of the International Criminal Court. Secondly, he also focuses on international human rights law in terms of its institutional frameworks and their influence on the enforceability of human rights.
Hana Marková is a Professor of Financial Law at Charles University Law School, Prague and the University of Economics, Prague. She is a Member of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government from 2008, a Member of the Information and Research Center of the Public Finance and Tax Law of Central and Eastern European Countries and a mentor of PhD students. She is the author of numerous articles in the field of Financial Law and Financial Policy published worldwide.
Nicole Grmelová graduated from Charles University Law School, Prague and the Law Faculty of Universidad de Sevilla. She defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague, where she teaches courses on EU Institutions and EU Law as a Senior Lecturer. Between 2004 and 2008 she worked as a lawyer-linguist for the European Parliament in Brussels and later cooperated with the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Doc. JUDr. Pavel Mates CSc. lectures on administrative law at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague and the theory of law at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. He specializes in criminal administrative law and the legal issues of e-government. These topics are covered in several of his monographs and articles published in academic magazines. He has also participated in the drafting of a number of laws regulating the above issues. He is a member of the legislative bodies of the government.
PhDr. Mgr. Jan Šmíd, Ph.D. teaches theory of law, constitutional law and political science at the University of Finance and Administration in Prague, political philosophy and philosophy of law at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, and political ideologies at the University of Economics in Prague. He specializes in the above topics, which he has elaborated on in his contributions to several collections of papers and articles published in academic magazines.
Daniela Nováčková is an associate professor at the Faculty of Management of Comenius University in Bratislava and a Coordinator of the German Programme. In her academic work she has focused on European Economic Integration and Bilateral Investment Treaties. She has experience in approximation of European Law as a former expert of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (1994-2004). She has published numerous articles in professional journals.
Zdeněk Nový is a senior lecturer in international law at Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He also acts as a legal counsel in internatinal business and economic law and arbitration in Brno, Czech Republic. He holds a master of law and Ph.D. in private international law from Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and LL.M. from European University Institute, Florence, Italy; He also obtained the Scholarship for the Summer Session in Private International law by The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands. He enjoyed a status of Independent Researcher at the UNIDROIT, Rome, Italy. He is Fellow of the European Law Institute, Vienna, Austria.
Katarzyna Sękowska-Kozłowska, Ph.D. is a senior researcher at the Poznań Human Rights Centre of the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her Ph.D. thesis on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was published in Polish (Komitet ONZ ds. Likwidacji Dyskryminacji Kobiet - ustrój, kompetencje, funkcjonowanie, Toruń 2011). Her main fields of research are discrimination issues with special focus on gender discrimination and the UN human rights mechanisms.