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Merilin Kiviorg

Merilin Kiviorg (DPhil Oxford, Mag. iur. cum laude Tartu) is an associate professor in International Law, University of Tartu, School of Law, and a member of the Chancellor of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights in Estonia (2019–23). She served as a member of the OSCE/ODHIR Advisory Panel on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2016–22) and as a president of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (ECCSR). She is currently a board member of the ECCSR. She obtained her doctorate from and taught international law at the University of Oxford and has taught human rights courses in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Merilin was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. She has advised governmental bodies in Estonia and is a principal investigator in the project “Russia and Consolidation of Regional International Law in Eurasia.” Merilin is the author of multiple articles and books in the field of law and religion, human rights, and public international law.