Vice Dean and Executive Director
Centre for United Nations Studies at Jindal Global University in India

Areas of Expertise
International Peace and Security, International Law, Human Rights, Justice

Vesselin Popovski is Vice Dean and Executive Director of the Centre for United Nations Studies at Jindal Global University in India. From 2004 till 2014 he worked as Senior Academic Officer at the United Nations University in Tokyo. Prior to that he was Director of the EU project ‘Legal Protection of Individual Rights in Russia’ (2002-2004); Lecturer, University of Exeter, UK (1999-2002); Research Fellow, NATO Democratic Institutions Programme (1996-1998) and Bulgarian diplomat (1988-1996) serving in Sofia, New York and London. He has wrote or edited over twenty books: Spoiler Groups and UN Peacekeeping (Routledge 2015), Access to International Justice (Routledge 2015), Emotions in International Politics (Cambridge UP 2015), Ethical Values and Global Climate Integrity Systems (Ashgate 2015), The Security Council as Global Legislator (Routledge 2014), International Rule of Law and Professional Ethics (Ashgate 2014), Building ASEAN Identity on a Transnational Dimension (Interbooks 2014). He has also contributed to major international initiatives, such as the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty; and the Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction.

Sample of Publications

Francis, A., Popovski, V., Sampford, C., (eds) ‘Norms of Protection: Responsibility to Protect and Protection of Civilians and their Interaction’ (UNU Press 2012)

Popovski, V., Serrano M. (eds) ‘After Oppression: Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe’ (UNU Press 2012)

Falk, R., Popovski, V. (eds) ‘Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs’ (Oxford University Press 2012)

Kemp, W., Popovski V., Thakur R. (eds) ‘Blood and Borders: The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of the Kin-State’ (UNU Press 2011)

Popovski, V., Mundy, K. ‘Defining Climate-Change Victims’ in ‘Sustainability Science Journal’ Vol. Issue 1, 2012

Popovski, V., ‘The Concepts of Responsibility to Protect and Protection of Civilians: Differences and Commonalities’ in Security Challenges, Vol. Issue 4, December 2011

Popovski, V., ‘Fighting the Colonel: Sanctions and the Use of Force’ in Jindal Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2011

Updated, June 2015