Miroslav Tůma Senior Associate
Miroslav Tůma is a senior associate of the IIR at the Centre for International Law. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (JUDr.). He also works at the Institute of Strategic Studies at the University of Defense in Brno and applies his experience in lecturing, including at the Department of International Law, Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. In the past, he performed various command and staff functions. From 1989 to 1992, he participated in UN peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Angola and Iraq. After retiring from the army in December 1992, he became an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. During the Czech Republic's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council, he worked from January 1994 to February 1995 in the Czech Republic's permanent mission to the UN in New York. Upon his return, he worked at the UN Department and later at the Department of International Organizations as Deputy Director, especially in the area of peace operations and disarmament issues. The subject of his professional interest is nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and security policy. He writes various reflections and a policy publications on current security issues in both Czech and English. He is appointed a member of the Council on International Relations and holds the status of "war veteran".