Latvia’s candidate Dr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis has been nominated for election to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the term 2023-2027. The elections will be held at the UN General Assembly in November 2021. All three Baltic States – Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania – endorse his candidature.
Dr. Mārtiņš Paparinskis has an extensive academic and practical experience in the field of international law, both at the national and international level. Currently, he is Associate Professor in Public International Law at University College London. His practical experience in public international law has been recognized by appointments to various international bodies under the auspices of UN and other international organizations.
In the field of dispute settlement, Dr. Paparinskis currently is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and a conciliator of the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. He is also a member of Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, a member of the Management Board of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency, and, for environmental law, a member of the UN Economic Commission’s for Europe Water Convention’s Implementation Committee.
Dr. Paparinskis is the first candidate from the Baltic States to the ILC, reflecting an unwavering commitment to the rule of law in international affairs, to multilateralism, and to human rights. These fundamental principles lie at the core of the mission of the ILC and would be a priority for Dr. Paparinskis in the event of his election.
The main task of the International Law Commission is the progressive development of international law and its codification. The ILC was established in 1947 and is composed of 34 independent experts elected by the UN General Assembly. The work of the ILC has led to the adoption of many international treaties and other important documents.
“The promotion of the progressive development of international law and its codification by the International Law Commission is of great importance for the advancement of the rule of law in international affairs.” Dr. M.Paparinskis