Dainius Žalimas

President

Dainius Žalimas was born on 22 May 1973 in Vilnius. In January–August 1991, he took part in the defence of the Supreme Council and the independence of the Republic of Lithuania against the Soviet aggression. In 1996, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. Since 1996 he has been a lecturer at Vilnius University, in 2002–2005 he was a lecturer at the Law University of Lithuania (at present Mykolas Romeris University), and in 2001–2003—at the Military Academy of Lithuania. In 2001, he defended his PhD thesis at Vilnius University. From 1998 until 2011, he was a legal adviser to the Minister of National Defence. In 2005–2011, he was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Since 2011, he has been a professor of international and EU law at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. He is an author of several books as well as of numerous articles dealing with the issues of public international law and constitutional law. On an individual basis as well as while taking part in various working groups, he was engaged in preparation of a number of draft laws of the Republic of Lithuania. He is a professor, holds a PhD in law.
In March 2011, Mr Dainius Žalimas was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court. On 11 July 2014, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania appointed him President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania. In October 2016, President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti conferred the “Order of Honour” on Mr Dainius Žalimas for substantial contribution to the development and strengthening of inter-department cooperation in the field of constitutional law between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Moldova. On 15 February 2018, on the occasion of the centenary of the restoration of the state, for his merits to Lithuania and for promoting the name of this country worldwide, Dainius Žalimas was distinguished with the Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.