New PhD student at iCourts – University of Copenhagen

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16 September 2016

New PhD student at iCourts

The Faculty welcomes Dmitry Kurnosov as PhD student from 1 September 2016.

Before joining iCourts, Dmitry served as a press officer of the Russian Constitutional Court for over five years. Dmitry’s research focuses on the right to free and fair elections as a developing field of the international human rights law. In his thesis he will study the role of international courts, particularly the European Court of Human Rights, in safeguarding electoral rights. Dmitry has published on parties, elections, electoral systems and their place in constitutional and international human rights law.
Dmitry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Area Studies from St. Petersburg State University in Russia. Upon graduation he worked as a reporter for several major publications in his native St. Petersburg, covering law, government and crime. A few years later Dmitry went to Hungary to study for an LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law (With Merit) at Central European University. Concurrently with his employment at the Russian Constitutional Court he has pursued a PhD in Political Science from St. Petersburg State University, successfully defending his thesis in 2015.