Tzanakopoulos, Professor Antonios


Antonios Tzanakopoulos

Associate Professor of Public International Law and Fellow in Law

Academic background

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. 


Undergraduate: Public International Law

Graduate: International Dispute Settlement, International Law of the Sea, International Law and Armed Conflict

Research interests

Public International Law; International Responsibility; Law of Treaties; International Human Rights Law; Law of International Organisations; Law of the Sea; International Dispute Settlement

Recent publications

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