Professor and Head of the Department of International Law, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, and coordinator of the Research Centre for Human Rights (UNCE). Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Law, Czech Academy of Sciences. Member of the UN International Law Commission. President of the Czech Society of International Law. Editor-in-Chief of the Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law. He is author or co-author of 16 books and more than 140 articles and studies in International Law. The main topics of his research include human rights, the codification of international law, international responsibility and international criminal law.