Pranas Kūris

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Pranas Kūris (born 20 August 1938 in Šeduva, Radviliškis district) is a Lithuanian lawyer. He is the first representative of Lithuania in the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights.

Pranas Kūris has graduated the Law Faculty of Vilnius University in 1961 and has worked as a lecturer in the Department of the International and European Union Law of the Faculty.

He worked in the field of International public law. He was People's Minister of Justice of Lithuanian SSR from 1977 to 1990.

Pranas Kūris was the first ambassador of the newly independent Lithuania to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (1992–1994).

Pranas Kūris was appointed as a judge from Lithuania to the European Court of Justice in 2004. Pranas Kūris son, Egidijus Kūris has been the President of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court.


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