Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni

Research Associate & PhD Student

    Address

    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany

    Nationality

    Greek

    Research Interests

    Public International Law

    International Refugee Law

    International Human Rights Law

    Theory of International Law

    Education

    09/2019 - 08/2020

    LL.M. in Public International Law, University of Groningen

    09/2017 - 02/2019

    LL.M. in Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    09/2012 - 11/2016

    LL.B., School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 08/2021

    Managing Editor at Völkerrechtsblog

    Since 10/2020

    Speaker of the IFHV Research Cluster on 'Violent Disruptions and Forced Migration'

    Since 10/2020

    Editor, IFHV Bofax Series

    Since 09/2020

    Research Associate and Doctoral Researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

    Since 09/2020

    Fellow of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration at Ruhr-University Bochum

    05/2019 - 08/2019

    Associate Attorney-at-Law, Papastathopoulos & Associates Law Office (Athens)

    09/2017 - 04/2019

    Trainee Lawyer, Papastathopoulos & Associates Law Office (Athens)

    09/2016 - 08/2017

    Trainee Lawyer, Law Office Christina Kountouri & Associates (Athens)

    05/2014 - 09/2015

    Legal Staff Employee, Papastathopoulos, Chatziarseniou & Associates Law Office (Athens)

    Most recent Publications

    2021

    'Impacts of the Interpretative Interaction between International Human Rights Law and the Refugee Convention' 10(1) Cambridge International Law Journal, 96-120.

    2021

    'The Future of “Climate Refugees” in International Law', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/the-future-of-climate-refugees-in-international-law/

    2021

    'What Does the Vavricka Judgement Tell Us About the Compatibility of Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccinations with the ECHR?', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/what-does-the-vavricka-judgement-tell-us-about-the-compatibility-of-compulsory-covid-19-vaccinations-with-the-echr/

    2021

    'The Right to Abortion and the European Convention on Human Rights: In Search of Consensus among Member-States', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/the-right-to-abortion-and-the-european-convention-on-human-rights/

    2021

    'Populism's Lethal Effect on the Respect for Human Rights: The Case of Dimitris Koufontinas', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/populisms-lethal-effect-on-the-respect-for-human-rights/

    2020

    'Do Compulsory Vaccinations against COVID-19 Violate Human Rights?', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/do-compulsory-vaccinations-against-covid-19-violate-human-rights/

    2020

    'Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: On the Unlawful Detention of Asylum Seekers to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/where-theres-smoke-theres-fire/

    2019

    'Gender Perspectives in the Application of Existing International Rules and Standards of Refugee Law', in: Giovanni Carlo Bruno, Fulvio Maria Palombino, Adriana Di Stefano (eds) Migration Issues before International Courts and Tribunals (CNR Edizioni, 2019) 275-300.

    Grants and Awards

    09/2020 - 08/2023

    Doctoral Scholarship of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

    09/2019 - 08/2020

    Scholarship of the 'Alexandros Svolos' Foundation for the attendance of the LL.M. programme in Public International Law at the University of Groningen

    07/2018

    Award of Best Paper of the annual competition of the 'Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights' on the subject of 'Armed Conflicts and Refugees'

    07/2018

    Scholarship of the 'Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights' for the attendance of the 49th Summer School of the 'International Institute of Human Rights'

    Conferences and Panels

    08/09/2021

    'The Evolution of Non-Refoulement's Positive Obligations' - Presentation at the ESIL IG MigRefLaw, IG International Criminal Justice and Human Rights Research League joint event ‘The Evolution of the Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Law: What Role for New Types of International Law-Making?

    28/06/2021

    'Compulsory COVID Vaccinations and Human Rights ': Presentation at the Webinar organised by IFHV's Research Cluster on Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection

    19/05/2021

    'The Compatibility of Compulsory Vaccinations with the European Convention on Human Rights': Presentation at the 'Vaccines and International Law' Webinar organised by the University of Milan

    06/05/2021

    Co-moderator at the 'Climate Refugees and International Law' Webinar organised by IFHV's Cluster on Violent Disruptions and Forced Migration

    26/11/2020

    'The Lawfulness of Amicable Settlements of Human Rights and Investment Disputes': Presentation at the Ius Commune Conference 2020 (Workshop on International Economic Law)

    Language Skills

    Greek (native speaker)

    English (fluent)

    German (intermediate)