Roosma, Peeter


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • The New Constitutional Review Court Procedure Act: an Introduction, Juridica Abstract, 2003, No. 1, pp. 28-37

Personal data

  • Born: December 9, 1972, Tartu


  • Doctoral Student, University of Tartu, 1998–2002
  • LL.M., Central European University (CEU), Budapest, 1997
  • B.A., University of Tartu, 1995 (cum laude)


  • Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1998–2002
  • Adviser to the Constitutional Review Chamber, Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 1997–2002
  • Consultant to the Administrative Law Chamber, Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 1995–1996

Main areas of research

  • Constitutional Law, Constitutional Review Court Procedure, Fundamental Rights

Grants and projects

  • Estonian Science Foundation (ETF ) grant No. 3356 for project: Further Development of the Reform of Estonian Legal Order in Public Law: Theoretical Foundations and Legislation to Ensure the Harmonization of Estonian Legal Order in Public Law with the Legislation of European Union. With 10 team members, 1998–2000

Professional activity and membership

  • Member of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission), 2000–2002
  • Member of the International Law Association, 1999–current
  • Member of the Estonian Lawyers Union, 1992–current

Studies abroad

  • University of Konstanz, Germany, September 1999–July 2000
  • Åbo Akademi University, Institute for Human Rights, Finland, course on Election Observation and Human Rights Monitoring, May 1999

Hobbies and community work

  • Member of the Estonian Students’ Society

Teaching practice

  • Constitutional Review, 1999–current
  • Constitutional Review (for Master Students), 2000–current
  • Human Rights (together with Uno Lõhmus and Merilin Kiviorg), 2001–current


  • P. Roosma. Subjects Entitled to Submit an Application for Constitutional Review in Estonia. In: Constitutional Courts: Problems and Development Plans. Tartu: Atlex, 1999, pp. 56–60 (in Estonian).
  • P. Roosma. On the Relationship between International and Domestic Law in Estonia. In: Constitutional Courts in Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. Tartu: Atlex, 1997, pp. 38–46 (in Estonian).


  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Good)
  • Russian (Good)