Maria-Louiza Deftou holds a PhD from the School of Law of the National and Kapodistian University of Athens. She has been a visiting doctoral researcher at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She also holds a LLB from the University of Athens and a Master 2 Research in Human Rights Law from Université Lumière Lyon 2. Besides her academic work, she is a practising attorney at law (Athens Bar Association) in civil and commercial law. Her research interests include international human rights law with particular focus on the interaction between legal orders, international refugee law, public international law and the law of International Organizations.

e-mail: mardeftou[at]uoa[dot]gr