David Thor Bjørgvinsson
JUR Center for International Courts
Studiestræde 6, 1455 København K, Studiegården, 1. sal, Bygning: lok. 02-1-25
David Thór is born in Reykjavik, Iceland 9 April 1956. He studied history, philosophy and law at the University of Iceland and legal philosophy at Duke University School of Law in the USA. He is a doctor of international law from Strasbourg University. He has done research in his field at University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Rand Afrikaans Universiteit in Johannesburg in South Africa, University of Copenhagen, Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany and Oxford University in England.
David Thór was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Iceland 2004-2013. He retired as a judge after nine years of service, which is the maximum term of office for judges of the Court. Before he became a professor of law at Reykjavik University School of Law and University of Iceland Faculty of Law he held numerous other positions for public and private entities.
David Thór has written books and published numerous articles on his studies and given courses and lectured in his field in many countries. His main fields of research are general legal theory, EU (EEA) law and human rights.