Vesselin Popovski

Dr. Vesselin Popovski is Vice Dean of the Law School and Executive Director of the Centre for UN Studies at O.P. Jindal Global University in India. In 2004-2014 was Senior Academic Officer at the United Nations University in Tokyo. Prior to that he co-directed the EU project 『Legal Protection of Individual Rights in Russia『 (2002-2004);

was assistant professor at the University of Exeter (1999-2002); research fellow at the NATO Democratic Institutions Programme (1996-1998) and Bulgarian diplomat (1988-1996) serving in Sofia, New York and London.

Ph.D. from King『s College London, M.Sc. from London School of Economics, and B.A./M.A. from Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Member of the Advisory Boards of the 『Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies’, ‘Asian International Studies Review’, ‘Indian Journal of International Law’ and ‘Polish Law Review’.

Expert Member of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015-16) and the UN Working Group on Eliminating the Discrimination of Leprosy-Affected People (2011-2015).

Contributed to the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty and its Report ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (2001), and the Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction, producing ‘The Princeton Principles of Universal Jurisdiction’ (2001).