Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni
Research Associate & PhD Student
Public International Law
International Refugee Law
International Human Rights Law
Theory of International Law
LL.M. in Public International Law, University of Groningen
LL.M. in Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
LL.B., School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Work Experience and other Activities
Managing Editor at Völkerrechtsblog
Speaker of the IFHV Research Cluster on 'Violent Disruptions and Forced Migration'
Editor, IFHV Bofax Series
Research Associate and Doctoral Researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict
Fellow of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration at Ruhr-University Bochum
Associate Attorney-at-Law, Papastathopoulos & Associates Law Office (Athens)
Trainee Lawyer, Papastathopoulos & Associates Law Office (Athens)
Trainee Lawyer, Law Office Christina Kountouri & Associates (Athens)
Legal Staff Employee, Papastathopoulos, Chatziarseniou & Associates Law Office (Athens)
Most recent Publications
'Impacts of the Interpretative Interaction between International Human Rights Law and the Refugee Convention' 10(1) Cambridge International Law Journal, 96-120.
'The Future of “Climate Refugees” in International Law', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/the-future-of-climate-refugees-in-international-law/
'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/
'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/
'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/
'Do Compulsory Vaccinations against COVID-19 Violate Human Rights?', Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/do-compulsory-vaccinations-against-covid-19-violate-human-rights/
'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/
'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
Doctoral Scholarship of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
Scholarship of the 'Alexandros Svolos' Foundation for the attendance of the LL.M. programme in Public International Law at the University of Groningen
Award of Best Paper of the annual competition of the 'Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights' on the subject of 'Armed Conflicts and Refugees'
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
'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?’
'Compulsory COVID Vaccinations and Human Rights ': Presentation at the Webinar organised by IFHV's Research Cluster on Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection
'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
Co-moderator at the 'Climate Refugees and International Law' Webinar organised by IFHV's Cluster on Violent Disruptions and Forced Migration
'The Lawfulness of Amicable Settlements of Human Rights and Investment Disputes': Presentation at the Ius Commune Conference 2020 (Workshop on International Economic Law)
Greek (native speaker)