Dr. Andraž Zidar
E.MA Programme Director
Andraž Zidar holds a PhD in international law form the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), a master's degree in human rights and democratization (University of Padua) and a university degree in law (University of Ljubljana).
Before joining EIUC, Andraž was the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, Director-General (Legal Adviser) for International Law and Protection of Citizens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia (MFA), a human rights diplomat at the MFA and Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office in Geneva, legal counsellor at the Ministry of the Interior of Slovenia, and a lecturer on international and constitutional criminal law at the European School of Law in Nova Gorica.
His area of expertise covers human rights, international law, international criminal law, global health law, international organisations and international adjudication. His publications include books 'Lustration: Removal of Opponents of Democracy from Public Positions' (author), ‘Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court’ (co-editor) and ‘The Law of Treaties: Handbook, Articles and Documents’ (co-editor), as well as articles on international law, human rights, diplomacy and international relations. Andraž is also Editor-in-chief of a Slovenian book series in international law and a Visiting Lecturer in International Law and International Humanitarian Law at Regent's University London.