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Egidijus Kūris (1999–2008, 2002–2008 – President)

Egidijus Kūris was born in 1961. In 1984, after he had graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University, he continued as a university teacher in the Department of Theory and History of State and Law of the same faculty. In 1988, he finished his post-graduate studies in Vilnius University and maintained his doctoral thesis. He acted as an expert in the Provisional Commission for Preparation of a Draft Constitution. In 1992–1999, he was a professor and Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. In 1990–1991, he was an advisor to the Commission of State Restoration of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas. In 1993–1997, he was an assistant to the President of the Constitutional Court. In 1995–1998, he was President of the Lithuanian Political Science Association. In 1999–2008, he was a justice of the Constitutional Court, and, in 2002–2008, he was its President. In 2013, he was appointed as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights.