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Aristoteles Constantinides

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus

Aristoteles Constantinides

Biography

Aristoteles Constantinides is among the founding members of the Law Department of the University of Cyprus. He was appointed Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights Law in September 2006 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in July 2011 and to Associate Professor in September 2016. He obtained his law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994), where he also completed his graduate, doctoral (2003) and post-doctoral studies (2006). Prior to his appointment at the University of Cyprus, Dr Constantinides was a lawyer in Greece and part-time researcher at the Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki (1996-2006); teaching assistant at the post-graduate course of International Law at the Law Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2000-2002, 2003-2006); adjunct lecturer at the College of Administrative Officers of the Hellenic Air Forces (2005-2006, teaching ‘The Legal Regime of the Aegean Sea’); and worked for various EU-funded research projects at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1998-2000, 2001 and 2004-2006). Dr Constantinides is reporting on Cyprus for the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts database published by Oxford University Press. He was a member of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee, the ad hoc Committee of the Cyprus Ministry of Justice on the reform of the Law on Prisons, the Committee for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers of the Cyprus Red Cross Society and the International Law Association Committee on Non-State Actors and he is member of the International Law Association Committee on Recognition/Non-Recognition in International Law, the European Society of International Law and other international law associations and networks. He was a member of the Management Committee of the EU-funded COST Action IS0602 ‘International Law in Domestic Courts’ (2007-2011); academic responsible for the project week of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy (2007 and 2008); visiting scholar at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy (June 2007) and the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam (August 2010, September-October 2011) and visiting Professor at the Universities of Grenoble-Alpes (December 2013), McGill (April 2016) and Vytautas Magnus in Kaunas, Lithuania (June 2016). In 2015, upon the request of the Cyprus Parliament, he co-authored a study for the introduction of a Law on conflict of interests and since 2014 he is a member of the team of lawyers advising the Greek Cypriot negotiator and the President of the Republic of Cyprus in the negotiations for the settlement of the Cyprus problem. In 2017, he was awarded the first-ever quality teaching award of the University of Cyprus. He teaches Public International Law I, Public International Law II, International Human Rights Law, Law of the United Nations, International Development Law, and is the faculty advisor of the University of Cyprus Moot Court and Model United Nations (MUN) teams.

Research Interest

Law of the United Nations, with emphasis on the Security Council The Cyprus problem, with emphasis on the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus International law in domestic courts, especially in the legal order of Cyprus International protection of human rights Non-state actors, particularly armed opposition groups International development cooperation

Publications

  • Cyprus Problem in Evolution – International Dimension, Issues of Governance, Human Rights (Athens – Thessaloniki, Sakkoulas Publications, 2011) (co-editor with Anastasia Samara-Krispi, in Greek) (281 pages)

  • Legal Limits and Judicial Review of the UN Security Council (Athens – Thessaloniki, Sakkoulas Publications, 2004) (in Greek) (280 pages)

  • Kriton Tornaritis: An Annotated Selection of Writings (Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2017, forthcoming) (co-editor with Constantinos Kombos)

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