Dainius Žalimas is professor of international law and head of the Institute of International and European Union Law (Faculty of Law, Vilnius University). In 1996, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, with a master degree in law (specialisation – international law). In 2001 he received a doctor’s degree (Ph. D., Law, Social sciences) from Vilnius University. Other positions: in 2005-2011 – Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; in 1998-2011 – Legal Adviser to the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania; in 2001-2011 – Chairman of National Commission on Implementation of International Humanitarian Law under the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania; since 2011 – Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania. Spheres of scientific interests: public international law, diplomatic and consular law, law of international organizations, responsibility of states, humanitarian law, constitutional law.