Former Lithuanian diplomat and ambassador Oskaras Jusys has joining Glimstedt as Of Counsel.
Jusys has, in his career, worked for a number of international organizations, including the United Nations and the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU. He started his diplomatic career in 1990 upon Lithuania's independence. In 1994 he became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York -- a position he held for six years. From 2001 to 2005 he was Chief of Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the European Communities in Brussels, then Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania from 2005 to 2009. He served as an Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2009-2012.
More recently he has headed the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.
Jusys holds a Doctor’s of Law degree from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1985, he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University Law School in New York. From 1981 through 1990, Jusys taught at the Faculty of Law of the Vilnius University.
Jusys has been awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania and the Gold Cross of the Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Merits to the Lithuanian Diplomatic Service.