Alexander Vylegzhanin

Doctor of Law, Professor The International Law Department - Head of Department

His professional experience includes such positions as Chief of the Law Research Center, Russian Research Institute of International Economic Relations, Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation; Director of the Legal Department, UNICON Company; Chief Lawyer, Treaty Department, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Russian Federation; Deputy-Head of the Representation Office of the Ministry of Fisheries of the USSR in Morocco; Chief Lawyer, Department of International Relations, Ministry of Fisheries of the USSR.

He is currently elected as a Vice-president of the Russian Association of International Law. He is nominated by the Russian Federation to the list of arbitrators according to Annex VII of the UNCLOS. He is elected as a Member of the Presidium of the Committee on the Arctic and Antarctic of the Council of Federation (the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament). He is nominated as a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Governmental Marine Board of the Russian Federation. He is Honorable Lawyer of the Russian Federation.

He is Editor-in Chief of the Moscow Journal of International Law and also a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal «State and Law» (Russian Academy of Sciences) and «JUS GENTIUM» (USA).

His major research interests are: General International Law, International Law of the Sea, Legal Regime of Natural Resources, Territory and Territorial Sovereignty, International Boundaries, the Arctic. He has publicized a wide array of books on international issues, mainly in Russian. Prof. Vylegzhanin was awarded a rank of Academician by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and a Medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2001) for his book «Legal Regime of Marine Natural Resources» (2001, in Russian). He has publicized a wide array of books on international issues, mainly in Russian (more than 180).

His main publications in English
  • 2020. Young, O.R., Berkman and P.A. Vylegzhanin, A.N. Governing Arctic Seas: Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea. Vol. 1. Springer.xlii + 358 P.
  • 2020. Vylegzhanin A.N. and Anyanova E.S. International Law versus Piracy: Issues of Legal Theory/ International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Vol. 24: 25-42
  • 2019. Berkman, P.A., Vylegzhanin, A.N. and Young, O.R. Baselines of Russian Arctic Laws. Springer. Xl+734 P.
  • 2018. Vylegzhanin,A.N., Young, O.R. and Berkman,P.A. Governing the Barents Sea Region: Current Status, Emerging Issues, Future Options. Ocean Development and International Law 49: 1-27
  • 2017. Berkman, P.A., Kullerud,L., Pope, A., Vylegzhanin, A.N. and Young, O.R. The Arctic Science Agreement propels science diplomacy. /Science. Vol. 358: 596-598
  • 2016. Berkman, P.A., Vylegzhanin, A.N. and Young, O.R. Governing the Bering Strait Region: Current Status, Emerging Issues, Future Options. Ocean Development and International Law 47: 186-217
  • 2013. Berkman, P.A. and Vylegzhanin, A.N. (eds.). Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean. Springer, Dordrecht. 459 p.
  • 2011.Vylegzhanin A.N. The contemporary legal framework of the Arctic Ocean: are there impacts of diminishing sea ice? / RIVISTA DI STUDI POLITICI INTERNATIONALI. Vol. 78 n.3 luglio-settembre 2011. P. 379-391.
  • 2007. A.N.Vylegzhanin and V.K.Zilanov. Translated and edited by W.Butler. Spitsbergen. Legal Regime of Adjacent Marine Areas. Eleven international publishing. AJ Utrecht, the Netherlands. 2007. 167 p.
  • 2000. Vylegzhanin, A.N. Basic Legal Issues of the Management of Natural Resources of the Caspian Sea / The Caspian Sea: A quest for Environmental Security. Ed. By W.Ascher and N.Mirovitskaya. Kluver Academic Publishers. Dordrecht/Boston/London. P. 163-172.
  • 1998. Vylegzhanin A.N., Zilanov V.K. Management of Marine Living Resources: Some International Legal Questions. / Moscow Symposium on the Law of the Sea. Eds. T.A.Clingan,Jr. and A.L.Kolodkin. University of Hawaii, Honolulu. P. 251-265.
  • 1985. Vylegzhanin A.N. Traffic Separation Systems (Schemes): Some International Law Problems. /Pecem in Maribus Convocation XIV. International Ocean Institute. Valetta. Malta. P/ 513-519.