|Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Russia
21 September 1999
|Preceded by||Vladimir Tumanov|
|Succeeded by||Dmitry Dedov|
26 August 1948 |
|Alma mater||Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences|
Anatoly Kovler (born 26 August 1948) is a Tajikistani-born Russian lawyer, former professor at the Academic Law University of the Russian Academy of Sciences and currently the judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Russia. His term expired on 31 October 2012.
Kovler was born in Sari-Khassar, Tajikistan, then part of the Soviet Union. In 1966, he began studying at the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO), the diplomatic school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, and graduated with a diploma in 1971. From 1973 to 1978, he studied history at the Institute of Comparative Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and in 1979 was appointed senior researcher at the institute.
From 1980 to 1999, he was director of research at the Centre of Comparative Law of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, being promoted in 1985 to professor of law and awarded the title of doctor of law in 1991. In 1999, he was elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to succeed Vladimir Tumanov as the judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Russia. He is resident in Strasbourg, the seat of the court, and is vice-president of its first section. His term at the court expired on 31 October 2012.
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