MARIA GAVOUNELI

LL.B.  (Honours) (Athens); LL.M. (Cantab); Ph.D. (Cantab) (Paul Guggenheim Prize)

Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law and Athens Public International Law Center – Athens PIL, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Director, Refugee & Migration Studies Hub – RMS Hub, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Senior Policy Advisor, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy – ELIAMEP; Associate, Hellenic Institute of International & Foreign Law; Research Fellow, Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, University of London (2019-); Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (2005-2019)

ORCID id: 0000-0002-4509-9513; coordinator and member of major research teams funded by European and Greek resources; recipient of multiple research grants: Aristeia II, ELIDEK, COST, Jean Monnet; research impact: Google Scholar h-index 10 | i10-index 10; ResearchGate: 14,67 | total research interest: 113,4 | h-index: 5; Web of Science Researcher ID: AAL-6043-2021, h-index: 3

Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2018-2019 at the University of California Berkeley; Visiting professor and lecturer in several universities and research institutions in Greece and abroad, including the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Tulane University (USA), the University of Edinburgh (Brodies Lecture), the University of Oxford, the University of Glasgow, the University of Manchester, Utrecht University

Member of several academic organisations, including the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (visiting researcher, 2000); the American Society of International Law (co-chair of the Law of the Sea Interest Group – LOSIG, 2012-2015); the European Society of International Law (co-convenor of the Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LAWSEA, 2014-2020); the Association internationale du droit de la mer (AssIDMer); the International Law Association (member of the Executive Council; President, Hellenic Branch); the Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations (Vice-chair); the Hellenic Arbitration Association

ILA, Committee on submarine cables and pipelines, nominee of the Chair (2018-); Committee on international law and sea-level rise (2013-2022); Committee on the legal principles relating to climate change, member and co-author of the 2014 Washington Declaration on the legal principles relating to climate change (2010-2014); Committee on transnational enforcement of environmental law, co-rapporteur (2005-2006); member, Standing Steering Committee, Executive Council (2021-); ILA Hellenic Branch, President (2018-2022)

Author of five monographs, including Pollution from offshore installations (Martinus Nijhoff 1995 – Prix Paul Guggenheim), State immunity and the rule of law (Athens 2001), Functional jurisdiction in the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff, 2007), Energy installations at sea (Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016 – in Greek); Energy at Sea (Edward Elgar, 2022) editor of several volumes; multiple chapters in books and numerous articles; co-editor-in-chief: Yearbook of International Environmental Law; board member in multiple journals

Greek National Commission of Human Rights, President, 2019-2022; Bureau member, European Network of National Human Rights Institutions – ENNHRI (2016-2022); Bureau member, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions – GANHRI (2019-2022); alternate member, Sub-Committee on Accreditation, UN OHCHR; Member, National Accessibility Authority

National Transparency Authority, member of the Management Board (2020-2023); OECD, Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Vice-President (2005-2013), member of the Management Group (2014-2021) and lead examiner; Council of Europe, Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), Head of delegation (since 2006) and examiner; UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), contact point for Greece (2007-2009), evaluator; National Coordinator for combatting corruption, Advisory Body (2014-2015); European Commission, Expert Group on Corruption (2011-2020)

Delegate of the Hellenic Republic in the General Assembly of the United Nations (Third Committee); The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Chair and member in numerous committees of the Council of Europe, including the Steering Committee on Criminal Matters (CDPC), member of the Bureau (2007-2011); Steering Group of the Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education – ETINED (2016-2019)

President of the Committee of Article 36 (CATS), Council of the European Union (Justice and Home Affairs) (2003 and 2014)

Delegate and negotiator in numerous bilateral and multilateral treaties, including treaties with the USA, the Russian Federation, Canada, the Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil, Iran and Armenia

Advisor to the Hellenic Ministry of Justice, member of several legislative drafting committees

Attorney-at-law, Athens Bar; Managing Partner, Gavouneli Micha Law Firm

Arbitrator under ICC rules, other domestic rules and Greek law; counsel, legal advisor and consultant in energy and environmental matters; arbitrator with the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) and the European Organization for Arbitration and Mediation (EODID)

Fluent in Greek (native language), English, French, Italian and Spanish; comfortable with German

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:                     Maria Gavouneli

Date of birth:        29 February 1964

Place of birth:      Thessaloniki, Greece

Nationality:           Greek

Status:                    Married, one son

Profession:           Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law and Athens Public International Law Center – Athens PIL; Director, Refugee and Migration Studies Hub – RMS Hub, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Attorney-at-Law, Athens Bar; Managing Partner, Gavouneli Micha Law Firm

Address:                Karneadou 43, Athens 10676, Greece | Academias 45, Athens 10672, Greece (office)

T : +30 2107214732 | 2103688627 (office) | E : mgavoun@law.uoa.gr

W : law.uoa.gr | athenspil.law.uoa.gr | rms.uoa.gr | Twitter : @MariaGavouneli

 

Studies:

1981 - 1987

 National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law: First Class Honours.

1987 - 1988

 LL.M. in International Law – University of Cambridge: Upper Second Class Honours (2.1).

1989 - 1994

 Ph.D. in International Environmental Law – University of Cambridge (Wolfson College): Thesis entitled “Pollution from offshore installations” completed under the supervision of Professor D.W. Bowett, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge (1989-1991) and Dr. A.V. Lowe, University Reader in Law, University of Cambridge (1991-1994), currently emeritus Chichele Professor of International Law, University of Oxford; awarded the Paul Guggenheim Prize

 

Academic research / teaching activities:

  • ORCID id: 0000-0002-4509-9513
  • Google Scholar: h-index 10, i10-index 10
  • ResearchGate: 14,67; total research interest: 113,4; h-index: 5
  • Academia: 20048 total views | 341 public mentions | top 5%
  • Web of Science ResearcherID: AAL-6043-2021, h-index: 3
  • Scopus: h-index: 3
  • SSRN: top 10% downloads in the past 12 months (consistently)

i. Research projects:

  • CIVIS – European University Alliance: Université Aix Marseille | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Universitatea din București | Université libre de Bruxelles | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | Sapienza Università di Roma | Stockholms Universitet | Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • CIVIS – HUB1 on climate, environment, energy, Université Aix-Marseille, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Université libre de Bruxelles, Stockholm University, European University for Ocean Sciences Research Component (EU-OS), April 2021-July 2022
  • Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation – ELIDEK, Sovereignty without borders – Borderless, 2020-2022, Scientific Coordinator
  • Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation – ELIDEK, EU Maritime Security Post-2020 – EUMarSec 2020+, Advisory Committee, 2021-
  • European Commission, Jean Monnet Module: European and International Human Rights at Sea – EHRAS, ERASMUS2027 project no. 101047886, 2022-2025
  • European Commission, Jean Monnet Projects and Networks: Migration and Asylum Policies Systems: Weaknesses, shortcomings and reform proposals – MAPS, 2019-2022, Steering Committee
  • Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Workshop, Napoli, 23-24 September 2019
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Webinar, Outsourcing and cooperation with third countries, 8 July 2020, https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=263971408227966&ref=watch_permalink
  • Queen May London, Web conference: Vulnerability, hostility and the prospects of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, 11 December 2020, https://www.qmul.ac.uk/law/events/items/maps-conference-conflicting-responses-to-refugees-and-migrants-in-covid-19-europe.html
  • Université Lyon III Jean Moulin, Hybrid workshop: European judges and migration, 26 March 2021, Definition and allocation of the role of judges
  • University Goce Delchev – Shtip, Web conference: Outsourcing and cooperation with third countries: Deconstructing the Formal and the Informal in Asylum and Migration Policies, 23 September 2021
  • Universidad A Coruña, Irregular migrations in Europe: The perspective from sea-basins, 22 October 2021
  • L-Università ta’ Malta, 25 March 2022
  • Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Final Conference, 19-20 May 2022  
  • WWF Hellas, A Climate law for Greece, member of the Scientific Board, 2020-2021
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights/Vienna Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, CMS!: NationalReportsoftheMediterraneanEUcoastalStates, 2020-2021
  • European Commission, Jean Monnet Module: Migration flows: Challenges and perspectives under international and EU law, 2016-2019, Scientific Coordinator
  • Intensive course, Migration and refugee flows: From theory to practice, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Summer School, Migratory flows in the Eastern Mediterranean: The present and the future, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Club des jurists & Conseil constitutionnel, Global Pact for the Environment, 2017
  • COST action IS1105 – NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security (MARSAFENET), Working Group II: New developments, 2013-2016
  • European Commission, European Cohesion Fund & the Hellenic Republic, General-Secretariat of Research & Technology, Aristeia II, Energy at sea, Scientific Coordinator, 2014-2015
  • European Commission, European Cohesion Fund & the Hellenic Republic, General-Secretariat of Research & Technology, Postdoctoral Research, Irregular Migration through the Mediterranean Sea: Obligations of States under international and European law, 2012-2015
  • European Commission, INTERREG Greece-Cyprus Cooperation Programme: Marine Spatial Planning cooperation between Greece and Cyprus (ΘΑΛ-ΧΩΡ), 2014-2015
  • COST action IS0602 – International Law in Domestic Courts, member of the Management Committee, 2009-2011
  • University of Surrey, Knowledge Transfer Fellowship, The environmental protection of the Guarani aquifer: A legal perspective, 2009-2011
  • European Commission, Programme of cooperation with third parties in the areas of migration and asylum, Programme of cooperation in the Black Sea region in the area of migration between countries of origin, transit and destination, EuropeAid/126364/C/ACT/Multi (no. MIGR/2008/ 153-128), 2009-2011
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Programme Kapodistrias, item 70/4/9821: Handbook on International Environmental Law, 2009-2010, Coordinator
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Programme Pythagoras II, item 70/3/8014: National, European and International Law Aspects of Environment Liability, 2005-2008, Coordinator
  • External examiner: University of London, University of Geneva, IMLI-IMO, University of Bristol, University of Utrecht (mult), University of Glasgow, Western Sydney University
  • External evaluator for academic promotions: University of Basel
  • Academic Fellowships evaluator: IKY – Foundation of State Scholarships, Evaluator, 2011-; European Commission, Erasmus+, Evaluator, 2015-; Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus, 2019-; Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Marie Curie Co-FUND actions, Evaluator, 2016; Research Foundation Flanders, 2016 & 2014; Czech Republic, Ministry of Education & Research, Norwegian Research Programmes, 2014; Croatian Science Foundation, 2012; Reviewer: QS Global Academic Survey for academic rankings
  • Academic reviewer: ICLQ (CUP); Leiden JIL (CUP); RECIEL (Wiley); OceanYB (Brill); Business & Society Review (Wiley)

ii. Academic networks:

  • International Law Association, a member since 2000; President, Hellenic Branch, 2018-2020, 2020-2022
  • Standing Steering Committee, 80th Biennial Conference, Lisbon, 2022
  • Co-rapporteur, Committee on Transnational Enforcement of Environmental Law, 2005-2006
  • Member, Committee on the legal principles relating to climate change, 2010-2014
  • Member, Committee on international law and sea-level rise, 2013-
  • President’s nominee, Committee on submarine cables and pipelines, 2018-
  • IUCN, Commission on Environmental Law, Specialist Group on Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs, Mediterranean Sea Sub-Group, Co-chair, 2006-2018
  • Member, Drafting Group, Written Statement submitted upon an invitation by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in ITLOS Case no. 21, Request for an advisory opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC), 2 April 2015

iii. Academic administration:

  • Research Committee, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2018-2021, 2021-2024
  • Steering Committee, LL.M. Programme in International & European Law, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2020-
  • Steering Committee, LL.M. Programme in International & European Legal Studies (ELS), Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2020-2022
  • Programme & Examinations Committee, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2018-
  • Scientific coordinator, Erasmus+ Inter-institutional agreement between Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna-NKUA, 2019-
  • Dean’s Council, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2017-2018
  • Financial Coordinator, LL.M. Programme in International Law, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2016-2018
  • Greek National Commission for Human Rights, member nominated by the League for Women’s Rights: 2015-2019, 2019-2022
  • President, 2019-2022
  • First Vice-President, 2017-2019
  • Chair of the Sub-Commission for International Communication & Cooperation, 2015-2019, 2019-2022
  • European Network of National Human Rights Institutions – ENNHRI, Member of the Management Board: 2016-2018, 2018-2021
  • Co-chair, Working Group on Migration and Asylum, ENNHRI, 2016-2017
  • Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions – GANHRI, Member of the Bureau, 2018-2021
  • Sub-Committee on Accreditation, alternate member, 2022-2025
  • National Accessibility Authority, member – ex officio, as President of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights
  • Nationality Council, 2017-2020; alternate member, 2013-2017
  • Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Centre – DOATAP (Hellenic NARIC), Advisor, Law, 2010-2017
  • National Council of Research & Technology (NCRT), Sectoral Scientific Council for the Social Sciences, alternate member, 2014-2016
  • Aegean Institute on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, President of the Board of Directors, 2019-2020; member, 2009-2015, 2019-2022
  • Athens Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, member of the Scientific Committee, 2015

iv. Academic affiliations:

  • Director, Refugee and Migration Studies Hub – RMS Hub, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2021-
  • Summer School on Refugee & Migration Studies 2022 – in cooperation with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, University of Harvard
  • Faculty, Athens Public International Law Center – Athens PIL, 2015-
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy – ELIAMEP, 2020-
  • Università di Milano-Bicocca, Collegio dei docenti per il corso di Dottorato in Scienze Giuridiche, 2014-
  • Research Fellow, Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, University of London, 2019-
  • Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, 2004-2019
  • Associate, Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law, 1994-
  • Research Associate, European Centre for Public Law, 2000-
  • European Public Law Organization, Academy for Transparency and Human Rights, member of the Academic Board, 2013-
  • Academy of Athens, Researcher in International Law, 1999-2003

v. Summer schools and seminars:

  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Winter courses 2024: Energy in International Law (invited)
  • Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, lecturer
  • 16th session, 2011: Flag, coastal and port jurisdiction; Pollution from offshore installations
  • 20th session, 2015: Maritime delimitation
  • 23rd session, 2018: The regime of islands
  • 24th session, 2019: The regime of islands
  • 25th session, 2021: The common heritage of mankind
  • Kadir Has Law of the Sea Summer School, lecturer
  • Inaugural session, 2018: Jurisdiction at sea
  • Second session, 2019: Energy at sea
  • Jean Monnet Chair: Summer School International and European Law of the Sea, University of Genoa, lecturer
  • 2018: Enforcement at Sea: International, European and domestic law implications
  • 2019: Environmental protection from offshore installations
  • 2020 (virtual event): The Italy/Greece EEZ delimitation agreements
  • 2021 (hybrid event): The delimitation agreements in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, The external borders of the European Union, 2017-2018, lecturer and tutor
  • Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International and Human Rights Law
  • Summer Course 2016: International Environmental Governance: Contemporary challenges and prospects
  • Summer Course 2022: Climate change and International Law (invited)
  • International Institute of Humanitarian Law – San Remo, 8th Specialized Course on the Law of the Armed Conflict, 2006, Protection of the civilian population
  • Institute of Public International Law and International Relations, Thessaloniki, International law enforcement: New tendencies, tutor, 2005
  • Nafplion International Law Seminar, lecturer
  • 5th International Law Seminar 2009, War crimes, crimes against humanity and state immunity: War reparations for the German occupation of Greece. International and domestic aspects, 13 June 2009, State immunity in contemporary international law. The contribution of the Greek courts [in Greek]
  • 14th International Law Seminar 2018: Council of Europe, European Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Action, Panteion University & Jean Monnet Chair: EU solidarity in civil protection and humanitarian action – CIPROHA, Panteion University, International Conference, Safeguarding democratic institutions within a Europe in crisis: Challenges and responses, Nafplion, 11-12 May 2018, Combatting corruption as an element of democratic governance
  • 15th International Law Seminar 2019: European Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Action; Jean Monnet Chair: EU solidarity in civil protection and humanitarian action – CIPROHA; Jean Monnet Chair: Democracy and human rights in the European Union; UNESCO Chair: Human rights, Democracy and Peace, Panteion University, Nafplion, 4-5 October 2019, Combatting corruption: Results and challenges for the future

vi. Teaching:

  • University of London, Chief examiner to 2019/2020 LL.M., Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (LWM34), 2020-2021, 2021-2022
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Undergraduate Programme: Human Rights Law, 2021-2022
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree – International Master in South European Studies, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Lecturer, Hellenic National Defence College, 2020-
  • Lecturer, Hellenic Police, School of National Security, 2017-
  • Lecturer, National School for the Judicature, 2014-
  • Lecturer in International Law, Hellenic Navy War College, 2012-
  • Lecturer in International Environmental Law, Tulane Law School, Summer Campus Rhodes, 1997-2000
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Nursing, Postgraduate Programme on disaster medicine and crisis management, 2007-
  • Visiting Professor, Greek Air Force War College, 1997-
  • Visiting Professor, National School of Public Administration, 1996-
  • Lecturer in International Environmental Law, University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Postgraduate Programme, 1997-1999
  • Professor of Public International Law, Hellenic Air Force Cadet Academy, 1994-1996, 1997-1998

vii. Academic visits:

  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, 2018-2019
  • Visiting Lecturer, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Political Science & Public Administration, Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2021-2022
  • Visiting Professor, Charokopeion University of Athens, Department of Geography, Master’s Programme on Migratory Flows, 2017-2018; 2019-2020; 2020-2021
  • Visiting Lecturer, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), 2014-
  • Visiting Researcher, British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Summer 2000
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Tulane Law School, Spring Term 1999

viii. Lectures:

  • British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Energy & Natural Resources Course 2022, Deep seabed mining and international law, 6 April 2022
  • University of Valencia, Master’s in International & European Studies, Graduation Ceremony Closing Speech, The future of human rights: Some thoughts from the perspective of a human rights defender, 14 May 2021
  • International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) – Nippon Foundation Capacity-building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS
  • Programme 2020-2021, 24 November 2020, Artificial islands and installations
  • Programme 2021-2022, 23 November 2021, Artificial islands and installations
  • University of Utrecht, Faculty of Law and The Netherlands Institute on the Law of the Sea – NILOS, 12 February 2019, The Global Pact for the Environment
  • University of Manchester, Faculty of Law, 3 March 2017, Energy installations at sea
  • University of Glasgow, Faculty of Law, 2 March 2017, Energy installations at sea
  • University of Oxford, Public International Law Discussion Group Seminar Series, 10 November 2016, The regulation of energy installations at sea
  • Kadir Has University, International Law Forum Series (with the Friedrich Neumann Stiftung für die Freiheit), Istanbul, 13 May 2016, Rule of Law and Development: The contribution of the private sector
  • European University Institute (EUI), International Law Working Group, Florence, 4 March 2015, The human rights of energy
  • University of Groningen, 21 February 2014, Energy treaties and pacta tertiis
  • University of Oxford, Public International Law Discussion Group Seminar Series, 18 October 2007, Jurisdiction at sea: Prospecting and exploitation of marine biological resources
  • University of Edinburgh, Brodies Lectures in International Law, 24 January 2007, Human Rights and the Environment
  • Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, Chatham House, The UN Convention against Corruption. Implementation and enforcement: Meeting the challenges, 24 April 2006, Corruption monitoring: Assessing public sector integrity. Limited possibilities?
  • Society for Judicial Studies, 18 April 2013, Combatting corruption as an international obligation

ix. Academic publishing:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 2015-
  • Editor-in-Chief, Revue hellénique de droit international, 1996-2007 (a member of the Board of Editors since September 1994)
  • Advisory Board, Europe des droits et libertés, 2020-
  • Corresponding Editor, International Legal Materials, 2007-
  • Scientific Committee, International & European Maritime Law and Law of the Sea series, Genoa University Press – GUP & Hugo Grotius Society, 2018-
  • Contributor, Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, 2004-
  • Member, Board of Editors, Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, 2010-2015
  • Contributing Editor, International Environmental Law Reports, vol. 4, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 1998-
  • Correspondent, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, 1997-
  • Member, Board of Editors, Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Berkeley, 1997-2015
  • Member of the Secretariat of the European Review of Public Law, a quadrilingual law review, European Center for Public Law, Athens, 1993-1994

x. Moot courts:

  • Philip Jessup International Moot Court Competition, ILSA, Washington, DC, coach, 2003-; judge, 2007-
  • ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Strasbourg, coach, 2012- (2015: First prize winner for best team, best oralist and best applicant memorial; 2014: Runner-up to the final round, best oralist)
  • The Netherlands Institute on the Law of the Sea (NILOS) Moot Court Competition, Utrecht, coach, 2019- (2019: Runner-up to the final round, best oralist)
  • Telders Moot Court Competition, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, Judge, 1998-2002

 

Professional experience:

  • National Transparency Authority, Management Group, 2020-2023
  • European Commission, Expert Group on Corruption, 2011-2015, 2015-2019
  • Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), member of the Management Group, 2014-2021; vice-president, 2005-2013; Head of delegation of the Hellenic Republic since 2004
  • Lead examiner for the Republic of Austria, 2005 & 2010
  • Head of the delegation of the Hellenic Republic, Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), Council of Europe, 2005-
  • Evaluation Team for the Republic of Georgia, 2006
  • Evaluation Team for the Republic of Albania, 2008
  • Lead examiner for the Republic of Austria, 2005 & 2010
  • Evaluation Team for the Republic of Portugal, 2010
  • Evaluation Team for the French Republic, 2013
  • Head of delegation of the Hellenic Republic, UN Convention Against Corruption, Working Group on the Review of the Implementation, 2007-2010
  • Pilot project on the implementation of the UNCAC, contact point for Greece, 2007-2010
  • Evaluation team for the United Kingdom, 2007-2010
  • Evaluation team for the Republic of France, 2007-2010
  • Evaluation team for the Hellenic Republic, 2007-2009
  • Evaluation team for Burkina Faso, 2008-2009
  • Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education – ETINED, Steering Group, Council of Europe, 2016-2019  
  • National Coordinator for combatting corruption, Advisory Body, 2014-2015
  • Council of Europe, Steering Committee on Criminal Matters (CDPC), Member of the Bureau, 2007-2011
  • Council of Europe, Committee of Experts on Transnational Criminal Justice (PC-TJ), Chair, 2004-2006
  • United Nations, 59th session of the General Assembly, Third Committee, Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, 2004
  • Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), Workshop on institutional renewal and public governance in the BSEC countries, Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, 2005
  • Council of the European Union, Justice and Home Affairs, Committee of Article 36, President, January-June 2003 and January-June 2014
  • Council of the European Union, Working Party of Cooperation in Criminal Matters, Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, 2000-2002
  • NGO Forum to the Third UN Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, Delegate, August 2001
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with Brazil on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on extradition and the transfer of prisoners, 2005
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with the United States on the conclusion of amending protocols to the bilateral agreements on extradition and mutual legal assistance, pursuant to the EU-US Agreements on extradition and mutual legal assistance, 2004-2005
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with Ukraine on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on extradition and mutual legal assistance, 2000-2002
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with the Russian Federation on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on extradition and mutual legal assistance, 2000
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with Iran on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on mutual legal assistance, 1999
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with Mexico on the conclusion of bilateral agreements on extradition and mutual legal assistance,
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, Negotiations with Armenia on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on mutual legal assistance, 1999.
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan, Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Draft Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil, Madrid, 13-14 October 1994
  • Delegate of the Hellenic Republic, UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan, Fourth Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on the Draft Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil, Madrid, 11-12 October 1994
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic, alternate examiner in International Law, Entry-level examinations to the Diplomatic Academy, 2016
  • Counsel to the Minister of Justice, Hellenic Republic, 2004-2007
  • Ministry of Migration, Working Group on the determination of ‘third safe country’ lists, 2020-2021
  • Legislative drafting committee on amending and codifying the anti-corruption provisions in the Greek legal order, 2012-2014
  • Legislative drafting committee on the ratification of and the harmonisation of the Greek legal order to the CoE Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, 2006-2009
  • Legislative drafting committee on the ratification of and the harmonisation of the Greek legal order to the UN Convention on Corruption, 2006-2008
  • Legislative drafting committee on the ratification of and the harmonisation of the Greek legal order to the CoE Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, 2006-2007
  • Legislative drafting committee on the ratification of the Greek-US Protocols on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance to the Greek-US Agreements on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance, respectively, in view of the EU-US Agreements on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance, 2005-2008
  • Legislative drafting committee on the harmonisation of the Greek legal order to the ICC Statute, 2005-2006
  • Legal expert, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineers, Laboratory on Fuel and Lubricants Technology, Support Services to the Ministry of Development for the introduction of biofuel to the Greek market of petroleum products in implementation of Directive 2003/30/EC, 2004
  • Member, Appeal Committee on Asylum, appointed by the Athens Bar Association, 2003-2008
  • Senior International Law Expert, Centre for International and European Economic Law, Thessaloniki Greece/Ministry of Justice, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in Bulgaria: Judicial Reorganisation towards accession, 2002
  • Senior International Environmental Law Expert, University of London / Department of International Development (DFID) UK, Ukraine: Legislative Drafting Project, 2001-2004
  • National Expert, Falcone Project 2000 (contract no. 2000/FAL/168), A European Criminal Record as a means of combating organised crime, 2001-2002
  • National Expert, Grotius Programme 2000 (contract no. 2000/GR/109), National means of implementation of the third pillar instruments, 2000-2001
  • Counsel, European Court of Human Rights, Alexandros Myrintzos v. Bulgaria, application no. 56176/00, 1999-2001
  • Senior Legal Expert, Brattle Co. & Exergia SA, Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE): Restructuring the Natural Gas Market in Greece, 2002-2004
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, World Bank, EMRA–Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority: Assistance to Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) on the regulatory framework, development and training for the implementation of the Gas Market Law and secondary legislation, 2002
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in FYR Macedonia: Investment options in the Energy Sector, 2001-2003
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in South-Eastern Europe: National and regional workshops on the creation of open energy markets, 1998-2000
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in Albania: Review of the legislative framework and its related legislation for the creation of liberalised energy markets, 1998-1999
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in Bulgaria: Compatibility review of the energy legislation with the Energy Charter Treaty, 1999
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Technical assistance on the drafting of the Law on foreign investments with focus on energy investments and its consistency with the Energy Charter Treaty, 1999
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in Romania: Technical assistance on the drafting of the Energy legislation, including the Emergency Ordinance establishing the National Energy Regulatory Authority, 1998-1999
  • Senior Legal Expert, Exergia SA, European Commission, DG I, PHARE Programme in FYR Macedonia: Technical assistance on the drafting of the energy legislation, in view of the liberalisation of the energy market, 1998-1999
  • Senior Legal Expert, European Commission, DG I, Phare Programme & University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, Energy Charter Treaty III, 1999
  • President of the arbitral tribunal and arbitrator in several ICC and other international arbitrations
  • Regulatory Agency for Energy, Arbitrators list, 2012-
  • Managing and founding partner, Gavouneli-Micha Law Firm, Athens, 2010-
  • Associate, Koussoulis & Associates Law Office, Irakleitou 3, Athens, 1999-2003
  • Associate, Law Office Rovlias & Associates, Granikou 1, Athens, July 1994-1999
  • Translator of Greek texts, especially legal documents, into English, Translexis Ltd., 1991-1999
  • Teacher of Greek at the Greek Community School, Cambridge, 1989-1990
  • Clerk (trainee lawyer) to Professor Prokopis Pavlopoulos [later: President of the Hellenic Republic], Valaoritou 12, Athens 10673, March 1987-September 1988
  • Clerk to Mr. A. Papadimitriou, attorney at law, Athens Bar, Skoufa 73, Athens 10679, October 1986-May 1987

 

Membership of academic societies and NGOs:

  • International Law Association, Executive Council, 2010-
  • Review of Study Group purposes and methods at work, 2021-
  • Standing Steering Committee, 80th Biennial Conference, Lisbon 2022-
  • International Law Association, Hellenic Branch, President, 2018-2020, 2020-2022; Secretary-General, 2015-2018; Treasurer, 1999-2015; founding member (1996)
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Vice-chair, 2017-2019; Secretary-General, 2014-2015; Board of Directors, 2003-2007, 2009-2013, 2015-2017; a member since 1996-
  • European Society of International Law, 2004-
  • Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LAWSEA, member, 2012-; co-convenor: 2014-2016, 2016-2018, 2018-2020
  • The Society of Legal Scholars, 2004-
  • Association internationale du droit de la mer, 2003-
  • American Society of International Law, 1991-
  • Law of the Sea – LOSIG, 2009-; co-chair: 2012-2015
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 1991-
  • Hellenic Association for European Law, 1998-
  • International Bar Association, 1995-
  • European Women Lawyers Association, 2004-
  • Institute for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, founding member, 2014-
  • Women in International Law Network – The Olive Schill Society (WILNET), 2016-
  • Hellenic Arbitration Association, 2006-
  • Hellenic Association of Maritime Law, 2000-
  • Hellenic Association for European Law, 1998-
  • Hellenic Society of Technology and Construction Law, 1995-
  • Hellenic Association of Energy Law, 2016-
  • National Association of Academic Teachers – POSDEP, Executive Council, 2017-2019
  • Association of Academic Teachers – POSDEP, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Managing Board, 2017-
  • Transparency International – Greece, member of the Board of Directors, 2017-2020
  • Centre for Human Rights Defence (KEPAD), Vice-president, 2014-; Secretary-General, 1999-2014
  • Greek League for Women’s Rights, member 2015-; member of the Board of Directors, 2019-
  • Cambridge University Graduate Law Society, President, 1989-1991
  • Cambridge Union Society, Member of the President’s Committee for Wolfson College, 1987-1990
  • Amalgamated Clubs Committee, Wolfson College, 1988

 

Other degrees:

1996 (inaugural session)

Certificate, Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law & Policy

 August-September 1995

Centre d’études et de recherche: The international aspects of natural and industrial catastrophes, The Hague Academy of International Law

July-August 1991

Certificate in Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law

August-September 1988

Diploma in International Law, Institute of Public International Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki: magna cum laude

 

Awards & Grants:

  • Prix Paul Guggenheim, Fondation Paul Guggenheim & Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva, 1995
  • Postgraduate scholarship, IKY – Foundation of State Scholarships, Athens, 1989-1993
  • President’s Exhibition, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1989 and 1992
  • Travel Fund, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1990 and 1992
  • The M. Stassinopoulos Prize in Public Law, University of Athens, 1987
  • The A. Papadakis Scholarship, University of Athens, 1983-1985
  • Undergraduate award, IKY, Athens, 1983-1984

 

Publications:

I. Books

  1. Pollution from offshore installations, Environmental Law & Policy Series, Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhoff, London/Boston/Dordrecht 1995 (Prix Paul Guggenheim 1995), xx+288 pp.
  2. State Immunity and the rule of law, Ant. N. Sakkoulas, Athens 2001, 222 pp.
  3. Functional jurisdiction in the Law of the Sea, Publications on Ocean Development 62, Martinus Nijhoff, London/Dordrecht/Boston 2007, xviii+284 pp.
  4. Energy installations at sea: The jurisdiction of energy – Ενεργειακέςεγκαταστάσειςστηθάλασσα, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens 2016 [in Greek]
  5. Energy at Sea, New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series, Edward Elgar, 2022
  6. D. Kerameus & Maria Gavouneli (eds), Rapports généraux, XIVe Congrès international de droit comparé, Sakkoulas/Kluwer, Athens/The Hague 1996, xxv+991+XXIII pp.
  7. -A. Sicilianos & M. Gavouneli (eds), Scientific and Technological Developments and Human Rights, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens 2001, 297 pp.
  8. Maria Gavouneli & Vangelis Kyriakopoulos (eds.), Olympia II: Human Rights in the 21st Century, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens 2002, 323 pp.
  9. Anastasia Strati, Maria Gavouneli & Nikos Skourtos (eds), Time Before and Time After – Unresolved Issues and New Challenges to the Law of the Sea, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague/ London/New York 2006, 350 pp.
  10. -A. Sicilianos, Photini Pazartzis & Maria Gavouneli (eds.), International Law. Documents, Ant. N. Sakkoulas, Athens-Komotini 2007, 380pp. [in Greek]
  11. Yokaris, L.-A. Sicilianos, Photini Pazartzis, Maria Gavouneli, G. Kyriakopoulos (eds), Public International Law – Documents & Practice, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens 2012, 752pp. [in Greek]
  12. Photini Pazartzis & Maria Gavouneli (eds.) with Anastasios Gourgourinis & Matina Papadaki, Reconceptualising the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Resources, Investment and Trade, Hart, Oxford 2016
  13. Photini Pazartzis, Maria Gavouneli, George Kyriakopoulos & Anastasios Gourgourinis (eds), International Law Documents, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens 2020
  14. Maria Gavouneli & Ilias Plakokefalos (eds.), Documents in International Environmental Law, Hart, Oxford 2022 [forthcoming]

 

II. Αrticles

  1. Authorisation of vote by deputies and the procedure for adopting amendments (Conseil constitutionnel de France, arrêt of 23 January 1987), To Syntagma (=The Constitution) 1987, pp. 736-743 [in Greek]
  2. The fundamental obligation to protect the environment, with reference to marine pollution regulation, 46 Revue hellénique de droit international 1993, pp. 71-93
  3. The jurisprudence of Greek courts on Public International Law (1994-1995), 48 Revue hellénique de droit international 1995, pp. 351-391
  4. The jurisprudence of Greek courts on Public International Law (1995-1996), 49 Revue hellénique de droit international 2/1996, pp. 539-551
  5. War reparation claims and State immunity: Multi-member Court of Levadia 137/1997, 30 October 1997, 50 Revue hellénique de droit international 2/1997, pp. 595-608
  6. Comment on Conseil d’État 4033/1998 on environmental impact assessment, Dikaio & Perivallon (=Law and the Environment) 3/1998, pp. 386-393 [in Greek]
  7. Opening up the electricity market and promoting renewable resources, 16 Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 1998, pp. 118-120
  8. The introduction and implementation of UN Security Council resolutions in the Greek legal order, 51 Revue hellénique de droit international 1/1998, pp. 219-230
  9. The treatment of prisoners of war in the Greek Military Code, 1 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 1998, pp. 445-449
  10. Detention for debts or the trials and tribulations of international law in the domestic legal order. A comment à propos Athens Court of Appeal 6446/1998, Dike 1999, pp. 266-273 [in Greek]
  11. Law 2665 of 15/17 December 1998 on the implementation of resolutions 827/1993 and 955/1995 of the UN Security Council whereby two International Criminal Tribunals were instituted for the prosecution of breaches of International Humanitarian Law in the territory of former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, 2 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 1999, pp. 370-374
  12. The status of humanitarian law in Greece: The applicable rules, 52 Revue hellénique de droit international 1999, pp. 623-629
  13. The International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the Greek domestic legal order. A comment on Law 2665/1998, 5 Revue hellénique des droits de l’homme 2000, pp. 33-50
  14. International Law Aspects of the European Union, 8 Tulane Journal of International & Comparative Law 2000, pp. 147-165
  15. Access to environmental information: Delimitation of a right, 13 Tulane Environmental Law Journal 2000, pp. 303-327
  16. Prefecture of Voiotia v. Federal Republic of Germany, case no. 11/2000, Areios Pagos (Hellenic Supreme Court), May 4, 2000, 95 AJIL 2001, pp. 198-204 (with Ilias Bantekas)
  17. Obbligazioni alternative e contrastanti nel diritto internazionale dell’ambiente, 16 Rivista giuridica dell’ambiente 2001, pp. 527-551
  18. Greece: National Report, 12 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 2001, pp. 497-503
  19. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, Case ILDC 287(GR2000), Federal Republic of Germany v Prefecture of Voiotia, Hellenic Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) (Plenary) 11/2000 (2006)
  20. Chamayev & 12 others v. Russia and Georgia, No. 36378/02, European Court of Human Rights, 12 April 2005, 100 American Journal of International Law 2006, pp. 674-683
  21. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, Case ILDC 87(GR2002), Re qualification of international law rules as generally accepted, Federal Republic of Germany v. Miltiades Margellos et al., Special Supreme Court (Anotato Eidiko Dikastirio – AED) 6/2002 (2007)
  22. Mediterranean challenges. Between old problems and new solutions, 23 The International Journal of Marine & Coastal Law 2008, pp. 477-497
  23. Introductory note to the European Court of Human Rights decision: Ely Ould Dah v. France, App. No. 13113/03, decision on admissibility, 30 March 2009, 48 International Legal Materials 2009, pp. 869-870
  24. A human right to groundwater?, 13 International Community Law Review 2011, pp. 305-319
  25. Neutrality – a survivor?, European Journal of International Law 2012, pp. 267-273
  26. Introductory note to Request for an Advisory Opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) (ITLOS) [April 2, 2015], 54 International Legal Materials 2015, pp. 890-892
  27. Delimiting Delimitation: Lessons Learned from the ITLOS Chamber Judgment on the Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (October 13, 2017), available at SSRN:https://ssrn.com/abstract=3054575
  28. Parameters of due protection in marine protected areas, 25 Environment & Law 2021, 153-161 [in Greek]

 

ΙII. Chapters in collective works

  1. The protection of human rights through the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1966 Covenants of Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Thesaurus Acroasium, vol. XVI: The evolution of international law since the foundation of the UN, with special emphasis on the human rights, Thessaloniki 1990, pp. 655-676
  2. Banana market case, 93 International Law Reports 461-467; Mineral rights discrimination case, ibid., 467-469; Karella v. Minister of Industry, ibid., 469-474; Real property acquisition case, , 475-480 = Andrew Oppenheimer (ed.), The relationship between European Community Law and national law: The cases, Grotius Publications, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1994, pp. 576-594
  3. Concurrent and conflicting obligations in international environmental law in Gavouneli, A. Gizari, P. Patronos & L. Patsioura, Issues of International Environmental Law, Athens 2000, pp. 41-73 [in Greek]
  4. Binding character and implementation control of international instruments on biomedicine, in-A. Sicilianos & Maria Gavouneli (eds.), Scientific and Technological Developments and Human Rights, Ant. N. Sakkoulas, Athens 2001, pp. 197-211
  5. The human rights system of the Council of Europe: État de droit in a contractual context, in Maria Vassiliou & Harry Psomiades (eds.), Human Rights in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the First Annual Human Rights Education Programme for South-Eastern Europe, Centre for Human Rights Defence (KEPAD), Athens 2001, pp. 81-87
  6. Responsibility for catastrophes: New concepts in their conventional application, inD. Caron & Charles Leben (eds.), The international aspects of natural and industrial catastrophes, Centre for Studies and research, The Hague Academy of International Law, Kluwer Law International 2001, pp. 637-675
  7. The NGO Forum to the World Conference against Racism, in Maria Gavouneli & Vangelis Kyriakopoulos (eds.), Olympia II: Human Rights in the 21st Century, Centre for Human Rights Defence (KEPAD), Athens 2002, pp. 197-203
  8. New forms of cooperation in the Mediterranean system of environmental protection in Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore & Said Mahmoudi (eds.), The Stockholm Declaration and the Law of the Marine Environment, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague/London/New York 2003, pp. 223-235
  9. Hellenic Ornithological Society v. Minister of National Economy and Tourism (Acheloos River case) (1994), pp. 227-236; Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage v. Minister for the Environment, Land-use Planning and Public Works (Tinos case) (1995), pp. 237-241; both in Alice Palmer & Cairo Robb (eds.), International Environmental Law in National Courts, 4: International Environmental Law Reports, Cambridge University Press 2004
  10. Seafarers rights in Greece, in Deirdre Fitzpatrick & Michael Anderson (eds.), Seafarers rights, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2005, pp. 305-340
  11. The ability of the LOS Convention to accommodate new uses and challenges, in Anastasia Strati, Maria Gavouneli & Nikos Skourtos (eds.), Time Before and Time After – Unresolved Issues and New Challenges to the Law of the Sea, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague/London/New York 2006, pp. 205-234
  12. The international system of corruption control, in Ilias Bantekas and Giannis Keramidas (eds.), International & European Financial Criminal Law, Butterworths 2006, pp. 180-200
  13. Decentralised application of international criminal law: Universal jurisdiction, in Kalliope Koufa & Photini Pazartzis (eds.), International Criminal Justice as a mechanism for the enforcement of international law, Institute of Public International Law & International Relations & International Law Association, Hellenic Branch, Sakkoulas, Thessaloniki 2007, pp. 165-198 [in Greek]
  14. The European Criminal Record in Greece, in Constantin Stefanou & Helen Xanthaki (eds.), Towards a European criminal record, Cambridge 2008, pp. 168-180 (with Pantelis Traianos)
  15. Citizens environmental rights: The example of the Aarhus Convention, in Aliki Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos, Antonis Bredimas & L.-A. Sicilianos (eds.), Protection of the environment in law and practice, Athens 2008, pp. 125-154 [in Greek]
  16. Greece, in August Reinisch (ed.), Transnational judicial dialogue of domestic courts on international organizations, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, pp. 131-139
  17. L’effet normatif des mécanismes de suivi : l’exemple de la lutte contre la corruption, in Hervé Ascencio & Nicola Bonucci (dir.), Le pouvoir normatif de l’OCDE, Pedone, Paris 2013, pp. 45-53
  18. Offshore energy: Troubled waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, in Harry Scheiber, James Kraska & Moon-Sang Kwon (eds), Science, Technology and New Challenges to Ocean Law, Brill 2015, pp. 253-279
  19. State jurisdiction in relation to the protection and preservation of the marine environment, in David Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez Gutierrez & Riyaz Hamza (eds.), IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, vol. III: Marine environmental law and maritime security law, Oxford 2016, pp. 5-29
  20. Energy installations in the marine environment, in Jill Barrett & Richard Barnes (eds.), Law of the Sea:UNCLOS as a living treaty, BIICL 2016, pp. 187-208
  21. Article 27, in Spyropoulos, X. Contiades, Ch. Anthopoulos & G. Gerapetritis (eds), The Constitution: A commentary per article, Sakkoulas, Athens 2017, pp. 728-734 [in Greek]
  22. Protection standards for the marine environment: Updating Part XII of the Law of the Sea Convention?, in Stephen Minas & H. Jordan Diamond (eds), Stress Testing the Law of the Sea: Dispute Resolution, Disasters & Emerging Challenges, Brill 2018, pp. 254-266
  23. Protecting Women Fishers: The gender parameters of labour rights at sea, in Irini Papanicolopulu (ed.), Gender and the Law of the Sea, Brill 2019, pp. 165-179 | Awarded: ASIL WILIG Scholarship Prize 2021
  24. Regional arrangements for contingency planning and response: The EU regime, in Günther Handl & Kristoffer Svendsen (eds), Managing the risk of offshore oil and gas accidents: The international legal dimension, Edward Elgar 2019, pp. 126-141
  25. The environmental parameters of maritime security: The case of energy installations, in Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Emmanuella Doussis, Gemma Andreone & Antonia Zervaki (eds), Enjeux et perspectives: Droit international, droit de la mer, droits de l’homme. Liber Amicorum Haritini Dipla, Pedone, Paris 2020, 125-136
  26. The delimitation agreements between Greece and Italy, in Akrivoulis, M. Sarigiannidis & K. Yfantis (eds), Liber amicorum Konstantinos Hadjikonstantinou, Sideris, Athens 2022 [in Greek – in print]

 

IV. Blogs:

  1. Grey zones in the Aegean Sea. A brief review of the emerging issues, Hellenic Atlantic Treaty Association Review 2001, available at: hatareview.org/gavouneli.html [in Greek]
  2. Offshore installations: A comprehensive regime?, MEPIELANe-bulletin, 4 April 2013, available at www.mepielan-ebulletin.gr/default.aspx?pid=18&CategoryId= 4&ArticleId=137&Article= Offshore-Installations-A-Comprehensive-Regime
  3. The European Union approach to migration and international standards: A fruitful interplay or a dialogue of the deaf?, Policy Brief, November 2018, Observatory of European Migration Law, Pisa, available at jus.unipi.it
  4. Legislating by Compacts? – The legal nature of the Global Compacts, EJIL Talk!, 28 February 2019, www.ejiltalk.org/legislating-by-compacts-the-legal-nature-of-the-global-compacts/
  5. Institut Montaigne, Whose sea? A Greek international law perspective on the Greek-Turkish disputes, 16 October 2020, www.institutmontaigne.org/en/blog/whose-sea-greek-international-law-perspective-greek-turkish-disputes

 

V. Podcasts / videocasts / webinars:

 

VI. Research papers

Legal means against racism, discrimination and xenophobia in Europe (with Theodora Antoniou, Elena Yannopoulou & Lena Koutsimbou), research undertaken by the Institute of Hellenic Constitutional History & Constitutional Law on behalf of the Commission of the European Communities, 1994-1995

 

VII. Newspaper Opinion Articles (selection) [in Greek]

 

VIII. Radio broadcasts (selection) [in Greek]

 

IX. Book reviews:

Multiple reviews on environmental law and law of the sea in English, French and Greek, among which:

  • Colin M. De La Rue, Liability for Damage to the Marine Environment (London: Lloyd’s of London Press in association with the Comité maritime international, 1993) 292 pages – 43 ICLQ 1994, 959-960
  • Roda Verheyen, Climate Change Damage and International Law: Prevention Duties and State Responsibility(Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005) 418 pages – 16 YBIEL 2005, 865-868
  • James Harrison, Saving the Oceans through Law, The international legal framework for the protection of the marine environment (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) – 27 YBIEL 2016, 565-566
  • Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée & Lavanya Rajamani, International Climate Change Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) – 28 YBIEL 2017, 549-551

 

X. Conferences (selected events):

  • Delphi Economic Forum VII, 2022, Maritime zones: The legal dimension, 9 April 2022, delphiforum.gr/live/1736 [in Greek]
  • Hellenic Society of Energy Law, 2nd Conference on Energy Law, Athens, 16 March 2022, Energy at Sea, www.youtube.com/watch [in Greek]
  • Institut de l’Égée pour le droit de la mer et le droit maritime, Coopération en Méditerranée et droit de la mer, 4 mars 2022, https://www.facebook.com/616835865/videos/1231222217285633/
  • OCDE, Projet OCDE/Siemens, Des conditions de marché équitables pour la compétitivité en Algérie, 24 janvier 2022
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Greece/Cyprus Scholarship Holders Christmas 2021 Gathering, Gender Equality in Greece: Still a long way to go, 16 December 2021, The legal aspects of gender equality in Greece
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Leaving Glasgow (COP 26) behind: The new challenges for climate neutrality, 16 December 2021, Climate change and human rights, www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/2664640247164209
  • Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict: Presentation, Athens, 15 December 2021
  • Etaireia Dioikitikon Meleton, Climate crisis and Law, 9 December 2021, Climate change before the human rights judicial bodies, www.facebook.com/103700571228371/videos/1548287598875694 [in Greek]
  • Korean Society of International Law, Sixth International Conference on the Law of the Sea, Law of the Sea for the next generation: Challenges from new technologies and environmental crises, Incheon, 30 November-1 December 2021, New forms of energy at sea?, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Kalliopi Koufa Foundation, Jean Monnet Programme: EU responsibility in the international system – EURIS, Hybrid from Thessaloniki, 5-6 November 2021, The European Union and the Law of the Sea: Some thoughts
  • Conrad Adenauer Stiftung, Maritime boundary disputes – Challenges for Greece and Turkey, Hamburg, 21-23 October 2021
  • Friends of Europe, Tackling illicit financial flows, 30 September 2021, www.friendsofeurope.org/events/financing-democracy-tackling-illicit-financial-flows/
  • Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Borders: International, European and national parameters, Rhodes & Kastellorizo, 11-13 September 2021, Beyond sovereignty, www.youtube.com/watch
  • WWF Greece & British Embassy Athens, Introducing a climate law in Greece: Towards a zero-emissions climate resilient future, 20 July 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Institute of International Shipping & Trading Law, University of Swansea, Revising the Enrica Lexie case: Flag State jurisdiction, incidental jurisdiction and the protection of merchant vessels, 30 June 2021, https://lnkd.in/dHN76Mvwww.youtube.com/watch
  • Hellenic Parliament, Developing a comprehensive strategy against racism, intolerance and hate crimes, 25 June 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Transatlantic Leadership Network, Webinar: Greece-Turkey: Energy as mechanism for cooperation, 23 June 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • London School of Economics, 18th Hellenic Observatory Annual Lecture: Migration crisis and its impact for Europe, Speaker: Notis Mitarachi, Minister of Migration & Asylum, Hellenic Republic, Discussant: Maria Gavouneli, 22 June 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Aegean Institute on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, The peaceful settlement of disputes in the oceans in the 21st century, 8 June 2021, www.facebook.com/maria.gavouneli/videos/10158031494755866; www.facebook.com/maria.gavouneli/videos/10158031198095866; www.facebook.com/maria.gavouneli/videos/10158030955770866
  • Greek National Commission for Human Rights, Webinar: The right to the environment, 7 June 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Delphi Economic Forum VI, 2021, Panel VI: Enhancing police accountability and transparency, 11 May 2021
  • Kalliopi Koufa Foundation, EURIS Jean Monnet Project & ILA Hellenic Branch, EU responsibility in the international system: Setting the stage, 14 May 2021
  • Kalliopi Koufa Foundation & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Artificial Intelligence and normative challenges: International and comparative legal perspectives, 1-2 April 2021, Artificial intelligence and discrimination
  • University of Cambridge, 10th Annual Conference of the Cambridge International Law Journal, National sovereignty and international cooperation: The challenges of navigating global crises, 18-20 March 2021
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Negotiations at the time of the pandemic. A cross-cutting view on the international, European and national plane: yesterday, today, tomorrow, 26-27 February 2021, www.youtube.com/watch
  • Panteion University, Jean Monnet Chair: ‘EU Solidarity in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Action’ and National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Jean Monnet Chair: ‘EU Humanitarian medicine and response in action’, Principles of Humanitarian Law: Identification, certification and redress for torture victims, 5-6 February 2021, Health and its contexts
  • Asser Institute, Center for International & European Law & ICCT – International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague, Big data in the counter-terrorism context: Uses and boundaries, 25-26 January 2021
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Arbitration at the time of the pandemic, 21 January 2021, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/1501301826725244 [in Greek]
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, The Greek maritime zones, 15 January 2021, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/747241672844498 [in Greek]
  • NOVA School of Law & British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Webinar series on Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe, Episode 5: Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece, 12 January 2021, https://novabhre.novalaw.unl.pt/business-human-rights-developments-southern-europe/
  • Center for the European Legal Culture – KENOP, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Greek National Commission for Human Rights, Women’s rights: Gender inequalities and women’s rights in Greece today, 3-4 December 2020, The effectiveness of reporting before human rights treaty bodies [in Greek]
  • Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, webinar: Health crises and human rights, 13 November 2020, https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=685174968813955&ref=watch_permalink [in Greek]
  • Centre for European Constitutional Law, SyntagmaWatch & Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Democracy & civil education, 9 November 2020, Human rights education, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KNqp88Sdno&feature=emb_title [in Greek]
  • Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, webinar: The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups, 20 October 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlGoMw6qEm8&feature=youtu.be&t=4549&fbclid=IwAR2XbWSVYZwGX2fIdf7OGdW18qb_2bRJ3h9HQo4oU163Es6nu43ETfDps2c
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Delimiting the Mediterranean blue, webinar, 24 September 2020, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/334217241174392
  • Athens Bar Association, Delimitation of maritime zones in the Eastern Mediterranean: Legal issues and challenges, Kastellorizo, 19 September 2020, Maritime zones: The delimitation agreements with Italy, https://youtu.be/Kt-ohHqMQ6g [in Greek]
  • Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy – ELIDEK, The wealth of our seas: Marine Spatial Planning, offshore wind farms, EEZ and sustainable development, Online public discussion, 16 September 2020, https://youtu.be/m2Ak5co2axQ [in Greek]
  • Aegean Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law & Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Insular territories in the Law of the Sea, 22 July 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc8l75w0qYc&fbclid=IwAR09cEYKc11Mk2nYKL3JYSrU6_Pa5tyRH52wtdpqvlR5z5cWMeH7SnqTE3k [in Greek]
  • Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law & Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Webinar: Civil liberties and social rights under threat?, 2 July 2020, https://www.cecl.gr/katigoria-ekdiloseis/2020/06/29/ατομικές-ελευθερίες-και-κοινωνικά-δι/ [in Greek]
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Webinar: International law at the time of the pandemic: Human rights after the time of the pandemic: 9+1 questions, 28 May 2020, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/1088134294905849 [in Greek]
  • Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights & Research Center for International Public Law – Athens PIL, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Recent issues on the execution of ECHR judgments against Greece with emphasis on the legislative and executive powers, Athens, 19 February 2020, The role of the National Human Rights Institutions in the execution of judgments review [in Greek]
  • University of Macedonia, Jean Monnet Project: Enhancing the debate about intercultural dialogue, EU values and diversity – JMEUVadis, Thessaloniki, 5 December 2019, The Common European Asylum System and National Human Rights Institutions: Challenges and confluences
  • Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia, Seminario internacional de movilidad humana, Medellín, 19-20 November 2019, La migración forzada y la respuesta internacional
  • Center for the European Legal Culture – KENOP, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Greek National Commission for Human Rights, The rights of the child: Protecting children and teenagers with emphasis on children at risk, Thessaloniki, 1-2 November 2019, The Greek National Commission for Human Rights and rights of the child [in Greek]
  • University of Cyprus, Department of Law & Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, The Republic of Cyprus and international law, Nicosia, 24-26 October 2019, Energy issues: To drill or not to drill? [in Greek]
  • Indiana University, Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies; International Foundation for the Law of the Sea & Universität Hamburg, 25 years United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, ITLOS, 17-18 October 2019, Is technology transforming ocean governance?
  • National Commission for Bioethics, Human value and commercialization of the human body. Bioethics challenges for the 21st century, Athens, 14 June 2019, The human dimension of bioethics: The case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Symposium on ‘The future of Global Law’, Athens, 24 May 2019, Codifying international environmental law?- The Global Pact for the Environment
  • Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche & Jean Monnet module: ‘EU Migration Law, Human Rights and Democratic Principles’, The international protection of refugees in Europe and elsewhere: A critical appraisal on achievements and perspectives, Pisa, 19 October 2018, Keynote address: The European Union approach to migration and international standards: A fruitful interplay or a dialogue of the deaf?
  • China-Greece Forum on the Law of the Sea, Cooperation in the Law of the Sea, Athens, 17 October 2018
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Second Symposium on legal and political issues on the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, Rhodes & Kastellorizo, 27-30 September 2018, The obligations of coastal States in non-delimited waters [in Greek]
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scientific Council, The Prespes Agreement: Legal issues, Athens, 19 July 2018, The ICJ judgment in the case Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece) [in Greek]
  • Council of Europe, European Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Action, Panteion University & Jean Monnet Chair: EU solidarity in civil protection and humanitarian action – CIPROHA, Panteion University, International Conference, Safe-guarding democratic institutions within a Europe in crisis: Challenges and responses, Nafplion, 11-12 May 2018, Combatting corruption as an element of democratic governance
  • European Public Law Organization – EPLO, Institute for the Mediterranean, Energy corridors in the Eastern Mediterranean, Athens, 3 May 2018, Energy at Sea: The delimitation challenge [in Greek]
  • Jean Monnet Chair: International and European Law of the Sea, University of Genoa, Enforcement at Sea: International, European and domestic law implications, 20 April 2018, Environmental law enforcement at sea
  • European Public Law Organization – EPLO, Institute for the Mediterranean, The Mediterranean and sustainable development, Athens, 2 February 2018, The challenges of blue economy [in Greek]
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, The foreign policy of the Greek State, Athens, 15-17 December 2017, Energy resources in delimited maritime areas
  • NATO, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe – SHAPE, Women’s perspectives in International Law, Mons, 5 December 2017, Immunities of international organizations
  • Athens PIL, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Centre nationale de recherches scientifiques – CNRS, CREDIMI, Université de Bourgogne, Universidad de Zaragoza with the support of the Interest Group on International Economic Law, ESIL, Colloquium, International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict, Athens, 5-6 October 2017, Armed conflict and the protection of energy sector investments: Security clauses
  • World Maritime University – WMU, Law of the Sea Institute – LoSI, University of California Berkeley & Korea Institute of Ocean Science Technology – KIOST, Oceans & Climate Change Governance: Integrating regulatory initiatives and addressing governance gaps, Malmö, 14-15 August 2017, Marine renewable energy as a mitigation tool
  • University of Bristol, Maritime security and the Law of the Sea: Help or hindrance?, Bristol, 3 July 2017, The environmental parameters of maritime security
  • South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University, The 2nd Sino-European States International Law of the Sea Symposium, Xiamen, 27-28 June 2017, The other sources of the Law of the Sea
  • University of Milano-Bicocca, School of Law & Società italiana di diritto internazionale (SIDI) – Interest Group on the Law of the Sea, Exploring the human element of the oceans: The gender implications of the Law of the Sea, Milano, 25-26 May 2017, The gender implications of fisheries
  • University of Bristol, Round table discussion, Rahmatullah and Belhaj: Crown and foreign act of state in English Law, 5 May 2017
  • General Secretariat for Transparency & Human Rights and General Secretariat for Media and Communication: Greece before the international organs of human rights protection, Athens, 13 February 2017
  • Transparency International Hellas, 9th Annual Conference: Reform and transparency: What have we learned from the crisis?, Athens, 9 December 2016 [in Greek]
  • University of Cyprus & Krispis Foundation for International Legal Studies, Protecting the environment from human intervention: Legal and criminological aspects, Nicosia, 1-2 December 2016, Energy installations at sea and protection of the environment
  • Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy – ELIAMEP, Controlling corruption in Greece and in Europe: Presentation of findings of the Research Project ANTICORRP, Athens, 24 October 2016
  • Organisation internationale de la Francophonie & Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, Séminaire parlementaire, Expériences des processus budgétaires dans le contexte francophone : Les lois de finances nationales, les budgets territoriaux et leur exécution, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 19-20 octobre 2016, La dimension ‘droits de l’Homme’ de la loi de finances
  • Hellenic Association of Maritime Law, 9th International Conference on Maritime Law, Maritime safety and security: Legal implications to ships, cargo and the human element, Piraeus, 13-15 October 2016, Beyond piracy
  • Athens PIL, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, The South China Sea arbitration: Conclusions and impact, Athens, 7 October 2016, Obligation to cooperate and good faith in the Law of the Sea, delos.uoa.gr/opendelos/search [in Greek]
  • King’s College London & Law of the Sea Institute – LoSI, University of California Berkeley, Stress Testing the Law of the Sea: Dispute resolution, disasters and new challenges, London, 30 September-1 October 2016, Updating Part XII of the Law of the Sea Convention
  • Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore – CIL-NUS, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology – KIOST & Law of the Sea Institute – LoSI, University of California Berkeley, Marine environmental protection in Asia. Regional implementation of IMO Conventions, Singapore, 30-31 August 2016, Oil pollution, preparedness, response and cooperation for activities offshore
  • Democritus University of Thrace & Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Energy in South-Eastern Europe: Aspects of International and European Law, Komotini, 12 May 2016, Energy installations at sea [in Greek]
  • Soochow University and School of Law, International Conference on The South China Sea Disputes and International Law, Taipei, 14 April 2016, Alternatives to delimitation
  • Soochow University School of Law in cooperation with the Chinese Society of Comparative Law, the Academic Foundation of Winston Hsiao-Tzu Chang, the Yuen-li Liang International Law Center & the WTO Research Center, Soochow University, 2016 Taipei Conference on International and Comparative Law, 15 January 2016, The Evolution of the Law of Neutrality
  • Law Students Research Group (Ερευνητικός Όμιλος Φοιτητών Νομικής – ΕΟΦΝ), Combatting corruption on the national, European and international level, Athens, 27 November 2015, Corruption on the international level [in Greek]
  • European Public Law Organization – EPLO, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of International Studies) & University of the Peloponnese (Department of International Studies & International Relations), Law of the Sea and the Mediterranean area: Geopolitics and selected legal aspects, Athens, 10 November 2015, Energy installations at sea: Jurisdictional issues [in Greek]
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Project: Energy at Sea implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme: Education and Lifelong Learning, Action ARISTEIA II, Energy at Sea: Old problems, new challenges, 22-23 October 2015
  • Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia & School of Law and Centre for Polar and Deep Ocean Development, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The 39th Virginia Annual Conference: International Marine Economy, Law and Policy, Shanghai, 24-26 June 2015, Energy at sea: New Challenges
  • International Law Association, Intersessional meeting of the ILA Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo, 11-14 June 2015, Energy at Sea and adaptation measures
  • OECD, Directorate for Legal Affairs, Staff Seminar, Paris, 9 June 2015, Energy at Sea: Towards sustainable energy?
  • NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre – NMIOTC, 6th NMIOTC Annual Conference in cooperation with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Project: ‘Energy at Sea’ implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme ‘Education and Lifelong Learning (Action ARISTEIA II), Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security in the Maritime Environment, Souda, 2-4 June 2015, Energy at Sea: Questions of jurisdiction under the Law of the Sea, 3 June 2015
  • American Society of International Law, 109th Annual meeting: Adapting to a rapidly changing world, 8-11 April 2015, Energy at Sea: How do increased energy demands test the regime for ocean governance?, 9 April 2015
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Regulating ‘irregular’ migration: International obligations and international responsibility, Athens, 20 March 2015
  • European University Institute – EUI, International Law Working Group, Florence, 4 March 2015, The human rights of energy
  • COST Action IS1105: NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security – MARSAFENET, International Conference: New Challenges facing the Arctic Ocean and other fragile seas, Rovaniemi, 20 February 2015, Energy resources in fragile seas: Lessons learned?
  • Hellenic Association of Energy Law & The Ilias & Anastasia Krispis Foundation under the auspices of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Energy Law, Athens, 15 January 2015, Protection of the environment for oil & gas exploitation and transfer [in Greek]
  • Academy of Forensic Science and related issues, Trauma, Athens, 21-23 November 2014, Dealing with trauma in the international community: The contribution of international law [in Greek]
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Applications of international law and international politics 20 years after the entry into force of the Law of the Sea Convention: Reaching out in the Aegean and Mediterranean blue, Rhodes & Kastellorizo, 11-14 September 2014, On grey areas and other novel demons: The delimitation in the Bay of Bengal [in Greek]
  • European Society of International Law, 10th Anniversary Conference: International Law and…, Vienna, 4-6 September 2014, Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LAWSEA
  • Queen Mary London, Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, ‘Boat Refugees’ and migrants at sea: A comprehensive approach integrating maritime security with human rights, University of London, 23-24 June 2014
  • International Law Association, 76th Biennial Conference & American Society of International Law, 108th Annual meeting, The effectiveness of International Law, Washington, DC, 7-12 April 2014, ILA Articles and Commentaries on the Legal Principles relating to Climate Change (2014)
  • COST Action IS1105 “NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security - MARSAFENET”, Working Party II, Brussels, 1 April 2014, Offshore installations in the marine environment
  • Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) / Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (Utrecht University)
G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (University of Tromsø)
Marie Curie Project OFFSHORELAW (FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF Project 299703), Energy from the Sea: An International Law Perspective on Ocean Energy, Utrecht, 19-20 February 2014, Regulating Multi-Use Zones at Sea
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Greece and Europe facing grave crises just before the Greek Presidency of the European Union, Athens, 19-21 December 2013, Towards a European Exclusive Economic Zone? Prospects and challenges [in Greek]
  • Law of the Sea Institute, University of California-Berkeley and the Korea Institute for Ocean Science and Technology, Science, Technology, and New Challenges to Ocean Law, Berkeley, CA, 10-12 October 2013, Energy at Sea: New challenges over troubled waters
  • European Public Law Organization, European Integration through Crisis, Sounion, 26 July 2013, The International Dimensions of the European crisis
  • COST Action IS1105: NETwork of experts on the legal aspects of MARitime SAFEty and security – MARSAFENET, First International Conference, Jurisdiction and control at sea, Rome, 6 June 2013, Jurisdictional issues for energy security
  • International Law Association, Intersessional meeting of the ILA Committee on Legal Principles relating to climate change, Aix-en-Provence, 30 May-1 June 2013
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellenic Maritime Law Association, Hellenic Association of Energy Law, Energy and Shipping, Athens, 29 May 2013, Maritime zones and energy resources
  • American Society of International Law, International Law in a multi-polar world, 107th Annual Meeting, 1-6 April 2013, Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LOSIG (Maria Gavouneli & Peter Prows, co-chairs), How is the Law of the Sea coping with new ocean resources?, 4 April 2013
  • European Public Law Organization – EPLO, The Hesitant Pace of Migration Policy in the Greece of Crisis, Athens, 17-18 January 2013, System chasm, protection chasm? - New forms of migration [in Greek]
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, Conference on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, International Law and Greece: Law of the Sea and jurisdictional immunities in movement, Athens, 20-22 December 2012, Energy at Sea: Problems and prospects in South-eastern Mediterranean
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), UNCLOS at 30, Belfast, 22-23 November 2012, Energy at sea: A new challenge?
  • University of Porto, Portugal, 30 years of the signature of the United Nations Convention in the Law of the Sea: The protection of environment and the future of the Law of the Sea, Porto, 15-17 November 2012
  • European Society of International Law, 5th Biennial Conference, Valencia, 13-15 September 2012, Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LAWSEA, Challenges for the future
  • International Law Association, 75th Biennial Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 26-30 August 2012
  • House of Representatives, Republic of Cyprus, World War I, World War II, 10 years of horror, 81 million lives perished, Nicosia, 23 May 2012, Environmental impacts of war, reversible and non-reversible
  • University of Vienna, Transnational judicial dialogue of domestic courts on international organizations, Vienna, 23 April 2012, The Greek experience
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, International Conference in memoriam Arghyrios Fatouros: State Responsibility: Current and future challenges, Athens, 9-10 February 2012, Energy at sea: Issues of State responsibility in the marine environment
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Tourism and Law, Karpenissi, 3-5 November 2011, Tourism and environmental protection [in Greek]
  • Société française de droit international – SFDI & Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development – OECD on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Le pouvoir normatif de l’OCDE, Paris, 16 September 2011, L’effet normatif des mécanismes de suivi : L’exemple de la lutte contre la corruption
  • International Bar Association, 9th Annual Anti-Corruption Conference, The fight against foreign bribery, Paris, 23-24 June 2011, Beyond criminalisation
  • National Centre for Public Administration, Innovative workshop: Enhancing transparency – combating corruption, 7 June 2011
  • Cyprus Academy for Public Administration & National Centre for Public Administration, Preparing the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union, Nicosia, 11-12 April 2011, The European Union post-Lisbon: The area of freedom, security and justice
  • International Law Association, Intersessional meeting of the ILA Committee on Legal principles relating to climate change, Deventer, 13-15 January 2011
  • European Centre for Environmental Research, Panteion University, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations and Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea, The Aegean Sea and South-Eastern Mediterranean: Current challenges and prospects for the exploitation of underwater energy natural resources, Anavyssos, 19-20 November 2010, Pipelines and their environment
  • Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, Workshop: International Law in the era of climate change, Cambridge, 1-2 September 2010, International law and catastrophes
  • University of Surrey, Transboundary aquifers and international law: The experience of the Guarani Aquifer system, 31 August 2010
  • Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou (a student journal), The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty, Athens, 10 June 2010, Developments in the area of mixed agreements in the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty [in Greek]
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association & University of Athens, Department of International Studies, Piracy off the coast of Somalia, 5 May 2010, Pirates on land: Jurisdictional issues for the prosecution of pirates off the coast of Africa
  • The Society of Legal Scholars – International Law Section and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 19th Conference on Theory and International Law, State immunity and human rights, London, 12 April 2010, The contribution of Greek courts
  • Hellenic Committee for the implementation and dissemination of international humanitarian law, First training seminar, Athens, 26-29 May 2009, The principle of distinction [in Greek]
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland & Public Prosecution Service, Northern Ireland, Cross-border fraud, corruption and European Union financial interests, co-financed by the European Commission/OLAF under the Hercule II programme, Dublin, 19-20 March 2009
  • International Law Association, 73rd Conference, Law for the future, Rio de Janeiro, 17-21 August 2008, The Biodiversity Convention. Regional and national instruments and access to bio-resources
  • Citizen in deed, Public ethics & civil society, 28-29 March 2008, Combatting corruption at the international level: Control mechanisms and good practices
  • UNHCR and Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Interception, rescue and refugee protection at European sea boders, 29 January 2008, Search and rescue at sea. Jurisdictional issues.
  • Asian Development Bank & Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific, Regional Seminar, Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance, Bali, 5-7 September 2007
  • Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, Chatham House, Anti-corruption Conference: The UN Convention against Corruption. Implementation and enforcement: Meeting the challenges, 24 April 2006, Corruption monitoring: Assessing public sector integrity. Limited possibilities?
  • University of Conceptión, Chile, Alpha Dikia II: The role of the judiciary in a State governed by the rule of law, 15 March 2006, National courts and the international rule of law: Of immunity, impunity and universal jurisdiction
  • Annual meeting between the Law Schools of the University of Athens and the University of Vienna, 3 June 2005, Liability for injury caused by transboundary harm
  • Redress, Berlin, 10 May 2005, State immunity
  • Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Workshop on institutional renewal and public governance in the BSEC countries, 10 February 2005, Good governance as a remedy for corruption: The UN Convention against Corruption
  • European Society of International law, Florence, 10-14 May 2004, Civil liability as an aspect of environmental prevention
  • European Parliament, Legal remedies for victims of international crimes: Fostering an EU approach to extraterritorial jurisdiction, Brussels, 24-25 November 2003, Immunity: A significant obstacle to ending impunity. Exceptions to immunity for “international crimes”
  • Academy of European Law – ERA, Third pillar developments in the EU, Trier, 24-25 October 2003
  • Academy of European Law – ERA, Criminal cooperation in the EU, Trier, 24-25 November 2002
  • Stockholm University & Virginia Center on Oceans Law, The Stockholm Declaration and the Marine Environment, Stockholm, 23-28 May 2002, The Mediterranean system of environmental protection
  • Central European University, Rivers of Life or Rivers of Death? Transboundary environmental incidents in Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest, 3-4 April 2000, Early warning systems and mitigation of damage – conventional regimes and customary obligations
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law & The Notre Dame London Law Center, Human rights remedies: Implications of international and comparative law for UK practice, London, 17-18 March 2000
  • 93th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Violence, Money, Power, Culture: Reviewing the Internationalist Legacy, Washington, DC, 24-27 March 1999; Reporter: The power of law: The promises and prospects of legal reform worldwide
  • Hellenic National Committee for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Scientific and technological developments and human rights, Athens, 12-13 November 1998, Binding character and monitoring of the international instruments on biomedicine
  • 2nd Syntagma Congress, The “Greek” cases before the Strasbourg organs, Nafplio, 11-13 December 1998, The legal protection of property rights before the Strasbourg organs
  • XVth International Congress of Comparative Law, Bristol, England, 26 July-1 August 1998; National Reporter: The introduction and execution in the domestic legal order of states of UN Security Council Resolutions adopted by virtue of Chapter VII of the Charter
  • Prelude International, University of the Aegean, Democritos University of Thrace, National Technical University of Athens, University of Cyprus, Sustainable development in the islands, Rhodes, 30 April-4 May 1998, Alternative energy production in an island setting: questions of environmental protection and energy efficiency
  • 91st Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Implementation, Compliance and Effectiveness, Washington, DC, 9-12 April 1997; Reporter: Compliance with international environmental treaties: the empirical evidence
  • 2nd Annual International Wildlife Law Conference, Washington, DC, 8 April 1997, The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protocol: Regional solutions in a wider context
  • The British Institute of International & Comparative Law, The future of the International Court of Justice, London, 23-24 February 1996
  • University of Athens & Technical University of Athens, Waste management in the European Union, Athens, 18-19 September 1995
  • European Group of Public Law, 5th Annual Reunion: The fundamental rights of non-EU aliens, Spetses, 16-20 September 1994

 

XI. Conferences – Organizing Committee (selected events)

  • International Law Association, 81st Conference @Delphi 2024
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, AI, Science, Data, Information: A brave new world for international law, 1 April 2022, www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/699213854453610
  • Athens PIL, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, The war in Ukraine, the European institutions and human rights, 3 March 2022, hub.uoa.gr/event-review-war-in-ukraine/ [in Greek]
  • Yearbook of International Environmental Law, The road from Glasgow: Lessons learned and challenges ahead, A(nother) webinar: A round table discussion coordinated by Maria Gavouneli, Timo Koivurova and Bharat Desai, Editors-in-Chief, 6 December 2021, https://www.facebook.com/athenspil/videos/1846386368878165
  • Aegean Institute on the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, The peaceful settlement of disputes in the oceans in the 21st century, 8 June 2021
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Arbitration at the time of the pandemic, 21 January 2021, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/1501301826725244 [in Greek]
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, The Greek maritime zones, 15 January 2021, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/747241672844498 [in Greek]
  • NOVA School of Law & British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Webinar series on Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe, Episode 5: Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece, 12 January 2021, https://novabhre.novalaw.unl.pt/business-human-rights-developments-southern-europe/
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Delimiting the Mediterranean blue, webinar, 24 September 2020, https://www.facebook.com/ILA.gr.branch/videos/334217241174392
  • Aegean Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law & Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Insular territories in the Law of the Sea, 22 July 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc8l75w0qYc&fbclid=IwAR09cEYKc11Mk2nYKL3JYSrU6_Pa5tyRH52wtdpqvlR5z5cWMeH7SnqTE3k
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Webinar series 2020: International law at the time of the pandemic, 2nd webinar: The World Health Organization at the time of the pandemic, 9 July 2020
  • Athens PIL, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Jean Monnet Network Project on Migration and Asylum Policy Systems – MAPS, webinar: Outsourcing and cooperation with third countries, 8 July 2020
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, Webinar series 2020: International law at the time of the pandemic, 1st webinar: Human rights at the time of the pandemic, 28 May 2020
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL), 15th ESIL Conference@Athens 2019, Sovereignty: A concept in a state of flux?, 12-14 September 2019
  • Second World Meeting of Societies for International Law, Current challenges to international law: The role of societies for international law, The Hague, 2-3 September 2019, Panel organized by the Hellenic Society of International Law & the Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association, Towards effective environmental protection?
  • China-Greece Forum on the Law of the Sea, Cooperation in the Law of the Sea, Athens, 17 October 2018
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL), Interest Group on the Law of the Sea (LAWSEA), Law of the Sea and universality, Manchester, 13 September 2018
  • Hellenic Society of International Law & International Relations, The foreign policy of the Greek State, Athens, 15-17 December 2017 [in Greek]
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL), Interest Group on the Law of the Sea (LAWSEA), Global commons and values in the oceans: What should be the role of the new implementing agreement under UNCLOS?, Napoli, 6 September 2017
  • Athens PIL, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, The South China Sea arbitration: Conclusions and impact, Athens, 7 October 2016, Obligation to cooperate and good faith in the Law of the Sea, delos.uoa.gr/opendelos/search [in Greek]
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL), Interest Group on the Law of the Sea (LAWSEA), Enforcement at Sea: Legal and operational challenges in maritime security, Riga, 7 September 2016
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Project: Energy at Sea implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme: Education and Lifelong Learning, Action ARISTEIA II, Energy at Sea: Old problems, new challenges, 22-23 October 2015
  • NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), 6th NMIOTC Annual Conference in cooperation with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Research Project: ‘Energy at Sea’ implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme ‘Education and Lifelong Learning (Action ARISTEIA II), Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security in the Maritime Environment, 2-4 June 2015
  • American Society of International Law, Adapting to a rapidly changing world, 109th Annual meeting, 8-11 April 2015, Energy at Sea: How do increased energy demands test the regime for ocean governance?, 9 April 2015 [based upon a proposal accepted by the ASIL Organizing Committee]
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Regulating ‘irregular’ migration: International obligations and international responsibility, Athens, 20 March 2015, Head of the Organizing Committee
  • Queen Mary London, Law Department, University of London & Refugee Law Initiative, University of London with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, ‘Boat Refugees’ and migrants at sea: A comprehensive approach integrating maritime security with human rights, University of London, 23-24 June 2014
  • International Law Association, Regional Conference 2013, Imperium iuris: Governance, Trade Resources, 29-31 August 2013, Head of the Programme Committee, Member of the Organising Committee
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Making (Sense of) International Law: Sources and Interpretation, Athens 7 June 2013
  • American Society of International Law, International Law in a multi-polar world, 107th Annual Meeting, 1-6 April 2013, Interest Group on the Law of the Sea – LOSIG (Maria Gavouneli & Peter Prows, co-chairs), How is the Law of the Sea coping with new ocean resources?, 4 April 2013
  • International Law Association – Hellenic Branch, International Conference in memoriam Arghyrios Fatouros: State Responsibility: Current and future challenges, Athens, 9-10 February 2012, Member of the Organizing Committee
  • Institut de droit international, Session de Rhodes, September 2011, Comité d’accueil
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Branch of the International Law Association & University of Athens, Department of International Studies, Piracy off the coast of Somalia, 5 May 2010, Member of the Organizing Committee
  • Hellenic National Committee for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Scientific and technological developments and human rights, Athens, 12-13 November 1998, Member of the Organizing Committee
  • XIVth International Congress of Comparative Law, Athens, 31 July - 6 August 1994, Member of the Organizing Committee

 

 

Languages:

  • Greek (mother tongue)
  • English (excellent)
  • French (excellent)
  • Spanish (very good)
  • Italian (very good)
  • German (reading ability)