Professor Bill Bowring is a practising barrister and teaches international law and human rights at Birkbeck College, since 2006. He previously taught at University of East London, Essex University, where he is a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, and London Metropolitan University. He has represented many applicants at the European Court of Human Rights since 1992, against Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Russia and Turkey. He is founder and Chair of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), a leading Strasbourg litigation project; is President of the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH), active in 18 European countries; is active in the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; and is a Trustee of the Redress Trust, and of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR). Bill has more than 100 publications including two monographs, the most recent of which is Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia. Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power (Routledge, 2013).