ANTONIOS TZANAKOPOULOS

Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford

 

DPhil (Oxf), LLM (NYU) LLM LLB (Athens)

Antonios is Associate Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law at St Anne's College. He has taught as a visitor at the Universities of Paris (Paris X – Nanterre), Angers, London (King's College), Athens (National and Kapodistrian), at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, and at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He was previously lecturer in international law at University College London and at the University of Glasgow. Antonios has also delivered a special course at the Xiamen Academy of International Law in 2017 and has been invited by the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law to serve as Director of Studies in 2021. 

Antonios studied law in Athens, New York, and Oxford, during which time he also worked as a Researcher for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens and New York and for the UN Office in Geneva, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Faculty of Law at Oxford. 

Antonios is a general international lawyer and has published in a number of areas reflecting his varied research interests. His books include Disobeying the Security Council (OUP 2011, re-issued in paperback with a new introduction 2013); The Settlement of International Disputes (Hart 2012, co-edited with CJ Tams); The UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property (OUP 2013, edited by R O'Keefe and CJ Tams, ass't ed) and the Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (Elgar 2014, co-edited with CJ Tams and A Zimmermann, and re-issued in paperback 2016). He has also published in the fields of the law of the sea, international investment law, and others. 

Antonios regularly provides advice to states, international organizations, and private entities on matters of public international law from Three Stone Chambers in Lincoln's Inn. He has acted as counsel, advisor, or assistant to counsel, and has provided expert opinions in a number of cases before international and domestic courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, EU courts, the European Court of Human Rights, ad hoc and ICSID arbitral tribunals, and the High Court of England and Wales. He has also provided training in international law to domestic judges, as well as diplomats, military officers, and other government officials.

Antonios is the Secretary-General of the International Law Association and the Joint Secretary of its British Branch; and member of the editorial board of Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts. He served as the Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Study Group on Principles of Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law (2011-2016), and was contributing editor of EJIL: Talk! (the blog of the European Journal of International Law) 2014-2016. 

Some of his public lectures can be found online; video-lectures for the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, the Hellenic Society of International Law (in Greek), and the Université Grenoble II (in French) are available here (UN / EN), here (GR), and here(FR). You can follow Antonios on Twitter. 

 

e-mail: antonios.tzanakopoulos[at]law.ox.ac[dot]uk