Professor Jure Vidmar specializes in international and European law, human rights, democratic theory, and legal philosophy. He holds the Chair of Public International Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He is also a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and serves as Judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Professor Vidmar's books include European Populism and Human Rights (Leiden, 2020), Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in post-Cold War Practice (Oxford, 2013), and Hierarchy in International Law: The Place for Human Rights (Oxford, 2012, with E. de Wet). Professor Vidmar’s research project pursued at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center considers the limitations on direct democracy in the legal regulation of territorial referendums.