Leonid Skotnikov

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Leonid Skotnikov (Леони́д Скотников; born 1 March 1951) is a Russian judge who served on the United Nations International Court of Justice in the The Hague, Netherlands between 2006 and 2015.


Skotnikov attained a diploma in International Law from the Moscow Institute of International Relations in 1974. In 1990 received a fellowship at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.


  • The Right of Self-Defence and the New Security Imperatives, In: International Affairs Vol. 9, 2004;
  • Legal Limits of the Use of Force, In: International Affairs Vol. 11, 2003;
  • Entering the XXI Century: Primacy of Law in International Relations In: International Affairs Vol. 12, 2000;
  • Primacy of Law in Politics (Miverfasser), In: International Affairs Vol. 4, 1989.

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