On June 29, International and Comparative Law Center held the International Law Day that was attended by more than 70 guests, including members of the International Law in the XXI century award Counsel, scientists, representatives of the Russian government bodies and leading Russian companies.
The event was opened by Roman Kolodkin, Director of Public International Law Studies of International and Comparative Law Research Center, Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He presented the Center’s annual report, announced the first session of the Summer School on Public International Law and presented the book collection of Grigory Tunkin, a Russian scientist and international lawyer, which was recently added to the Center’s library.
Rein Mullerson, Professor Emeritus of Tallinn University and Grigory Tunkin’s student, shared archival photographs and told about his work with the outstanding scientist.
Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Vladimir Tunkin, shared stories about the life of his father and donated a number of books from the family archive to the library of the Center.
The special guest of the event, Ivana Khrdlichkova, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, continued with the speech on the international legal aspects of the operation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
The International Law Day ended with summarizing of the results of the fourth competition for International Law in the XXI century award and announcement of the winner, Alexey Vyalkov, whose article “The role of equity in the assessment of damages under custom: where are Diallo and the Arctic Sunrise taking the law?” is devoted to the issue of the correlation of international law and justice when considering the issue of compensation for damage. The Counsel of the Award have also particularly noted the work of Egor Fedorov “Srebrenica, Haiti, Where Next? Future of the Dispute Settlement for Private Law Claims Brought Against the United Nations” and Alexander Borgoyakov "Fair regime and security of foreign investments in international law".