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Costas Paraskeva

Department of Law
Cyprus University of Technology


ostas Paraskeva is a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cyprus, Department of Law. He obtained his LLB from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2001) and his LLM (2003) and PhD (2009) from London Metropolitan University, under the supervision of Philip Leach and Bill Bowring. His doctoral thesis was on "The relationship between the domestic implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the ongoing reforms of the European Court of Human Rights." Before joining the University of Cyprus, Dr Paraskeva worked as a teaching and research fellow at London Metropolitan University and later as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia. He was called to the Cyprus Bar in 2004 and has often appeared, before the Supreme Court of Cyprus and the European Court of Human Rights in human-rights cases. He has been the member for Cyprus of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) since 2011.

Research Interest

Dr Paraskeva is the author of a number of books, articles and chapters on various human rights issues and has conducted training for judges and lawyers on the ECHR for the Council of Europe, the OSCE and for various NGOs. His areas of research include the European system of protection of human rights, the effective enforcement and implementation of human rights norms, and the right of access to justice and redress.


  • Paraskeva. C., «Compensation Commission: The Trojan Horse in the walls of legality of the ECHR», Cyprus Law Tribune, Issue 1, January-April 2008, pp. 50-58 (In Greek- Παρασκευά, Κ., «Επιτροπή Αποζημιώσεων: Ο Δούρειος Ίππος στα τείχη της νομιμότητας της ΕΣΔΑ», Κυπριακό Νομικό Βήμα, Τεύχος 1ον, Ιανουάριος-Απρίλιος 2008, σελ.50-58.

  • Paraskeva, C., "Specific orders given by the European Court of Human Rights to states on how to execute its judgments", EHRAC Bulletin, Issue 7, Summer 2007, pp.5-6.

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