Dr Katselli studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1997). She embarked into post-graduate studies at the University of Durham obtaining a Master of Laws in International and European Legal Studies (2000) and a Doctorate in Public International Law (2005 - fully funded by Department of Law, University of Durham). Her thesis, under the supervision of Professor Colin Warbrick, has recently been published by Routledge: Francis & Taylor Group (2010). The book is entitled The Problem of Enforcement in International Law: Countermeasures, the Non-injured State and the Idea of International Community. Dr Katselli is also a trained advocate and member of the Cyprus Bar Council.
Dr. Katselli has been offered an internship at the Judges' Chamber of the International Criminal Court in the Hague for the period September 2005 - February 2006.
LL.M. Degree Programme Director (2010-2012)
Director of Newcastle Human Rights Group (2007-08) and member since 2005
Academic tutor (2005-Pesent)
Erasmus Student Co-ordinator (2005-2008)
Ph.D., University of Durham (2005)
LL.M., University of Durham (2001)
LL.B., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1997)
Advocate and Pupil Advocate in a Law Firm in Cyprus (1997-98 and 1998-99)
- Former director and active member of Newcastle Human Rights Research Group
- Cyprus Bar Council
- Former Chair and Member of National Organizing Committee for the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (UK National Rounds)
Greek (mother language), English (fluent), French (low level)
State responsibility; enforcement and implementation of international law through countermeasures; nature and function of the international legal system; fragmentation of international law; gross human rights violations; accountability of international organisations, such as the Security Council; property rights under international law, disalcememnt as a result o armed conflict, responsibility to protect.
International criminal law, international and European human rights, international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict), current problems of international law, property rights in the spectrum of international and European Union law.
Currently, Dr Katselli works on a reseach projec relating to the rights of those dispalced as a result of armed conflict to claim property restitution and to return home. The initial part /aspects of this roject were funded by the British Academy ad Newcastle University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Later aspects of the project cove a consideration of displacement under the pectrum of international humantarian law and in particuar as a war crimes and a crime against humanity. As part of this project Dr Katselli has been invited as a Visiting Professor / Research Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of Gent, Belgium (March - June 2013) in collaboration with Professor Yves Haeck.
Dr Katselli has supervision experience of Doctoral and M.Phil. students. She has co-supervised two Doctoral students on self-determination (passed viva with no corrections) and the use of armed force against non-State actors (passed viva with minor corrections).
Dr Katselli has also supervised students writing on the prohibition of torture (a paper published in Human Rights & International Legal Discourse), property rights under international law, and the armed conflict in Lebanon.
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A. Invited Keynote Lectures, Seminars & Conference Presentations:
1. Universalism v Cultural Relativism, Guest Lecture at post-graduate module titled ‘Human Rights in Developing countries’, Human Rights Centre, Gent University, 16 May 2013
2. Restoring injustice and the rule of law by the European Court of Human Rights: A Story of Success" – Seminar paper, Human Rights Centre, Gent university, 29 March 2013
3. The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting Victims of Armed Conflict: Some
Contemporary Legal Perspectives – Conference paper at “Judicial Conversations: the Role of
Judiciaries in Resolving International Conflicts” hosted by Law and Conflict at Durham (LCD)
26th and 27th April, 2012
3. Latest legal developments on the rights of internally displaced people in an era of integration and
austerity, Keynote Lecture, London International Human Rights Congress, Organised by Institute
of Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin), October 2011
4. Recommendations for UN Human Rights Council Reforms: Views of selected academics from the UK
- EU COST-funded Joint Seminar organized by AHRI Working Group 1 & Danish Institute for
Human Rights on The Review of the Human Rights Council, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2011
5. The Fall and Rise of Human Rights, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow 2nd Annual Memorial Public Lecture,
Organised by Amnesty International (Newcastle), October 2010.
6. International Peace and Security, Human Rights and the Courts: A Critical Re-Appraisal - TC Beirne
Law School/Centre for Public, International & Comparative Law, University of Queensland, July 2010
7. The Recent Ruling of the European Court of Justice in Kadi and Al Barakaat and its Effects on
Mandatory United Nations Action - Exeter Law School, December 2008
8. Human Rights Challenges in the Name of International Peace and Security - Oxford Brookes
University, February 2008.
9. Holding the Security Council Accountable for Human Rights Violations, International Law Association Conference (Belgian Branch), Brussels, March 2007.
10. Countermeasures in the Collective Interest and Obligations Arising From Lex Specialis Regimes:
Endangering the Unity of International Law? International Law Association Conference (British Branch), London, March 2006.
11. The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO on the Right to Take Countermeasures
under General International Law, International Law Association Conference (British Branch),
Edinburgh, May 2005.
12. Countermeasures by Non-Injured States in the Law on State Responsibility, Inaugural Meeting of the
European Society of International Law, Florence, May 2004.
B. Other Presentations & Conference/Seminar Participation:
1. Demopoulos and the Road to Property Restitution and to Return Home – Paper at British Academy funded workshop entitled Displaced Persons and Armed Conflict: The right to Property and to Return Home under Contemporary International Law, Newcastle Law School, 8 December 2013
2. Contemporary Judicial Human Rights Challenges of Security Council Mandated Action - Modern Law
Review funded seminar entitled Unfolding the Human Rights Challenge at the Rise of the 21st
Century, Newcastle Law School, June 2008.
3. Self-contained Regimes and General International Law - Dept. of Law, Univ. of Durham, March 2004. (with Dr. Lorand Bartels, Univ. of Edinburgh).
4. The Plan of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for Comprehensive Settlement of Cyprus problem
Dr. Katselli is active member of the Newcastle Human Rights Research Group (a NIASHH research group) which organises seminars and lectures with prominent invited speakers on topical human rights issues such as the public lecture given by Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice in February 2008, Ms Elena Martin Salgado, Legal Officer, Office of the Prosecutor, ICTFY in November 2007, and Judge Wolfgang Schomburg, Judge at the Appeals Chambers of the International Criminal Courts for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, in October 2006.
Dr. Katselli has been an active member of the Newcastle Human Rights Research Group since September 2005 and has contributed to securing the Group's membership in the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). AHRI is a European network of academic institutions on human rights and is funded by COST (EU).
From December 2007 to December 2008 Dr Katselli acted as a Chair of the National Organising Committee for the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, whilst she has been a member since February 2006.
Other Esteem Indicators:
Dr Katselli has been invited as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Public, International and Comparative Law, T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia in July and August 2010. She is also a guest at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) during which she is in research discussions with Dr Antoine Buyse and Dr Yves Haeck.
Dr Katselli was also awarded funding by the Modern Law Review for organising a one-day seminar entitled "Unfolding the Human Rights Challenge at the Rise of the 21st Century" with prominent invited speakers such as HE Judge Wolfgang Schomburg, Appelas Chamber of International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Ms Eleni Chaitidou, Legal Officer, Pre-trial Division, International Criminal Court, Professor Colin Warbrick, Dr Ralph Wilde, Professor Steven Greer, Professor Michael Bohlander, and Professor Jan Wouters.
Dr. Katselli has also participated in the Annual Academic Seminars on International Law organised by invitation only by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
1. Small Research Grant, British Academy, 2010-12
2. HaSS Faculty REF Award, 2010
1. Doctoral Scholarship, Department of Law, University of Durham, Jan. 2002- March 2005 (Full scholarship covering academic fees and maintainance expenses - Approximately £50,000)
2. European Society of International Law Scholarship, Florence, May 2004
3. Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki Scholarship, September 2003
4. Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki Scholarship, Sept. 2001
1. Award by Modern Law Review in order to organise a one-day seminar entitled "Unfolding the Human Rights Challenge at the Rise of the 21st Century", Newcastle Law School, June 2008 (£3,500)
2. Award by organizers of international conference on "Accountability for Human Rights Violations by International Organizations” for paper presentation, International Law Association (Belgian Branch), Brussels, March 2007.
3. Newcastle Law School, Newcastle Law School, for paper presentation, Brussels, March 2007.
4. Award by organizers of international conference on “Tower of Babel: International Law in the 21st Century – Coherent or Compartmentalised?” for paper presentation, International Law Association (British Branch), London, March 2006.
5. Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, for paper presentation, London, March 2006.
6. Award by organizers of international conference on “Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System” for paper presentation, International Law Association (British Branch), Edinburgh, May 2005.
7. Department of Law, University of Durham, for participation in a summer course organized by the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights on “The Enforcement of International Law”, Helsinki, August 2002.
Other Research Applications:
Human Rights, Criminal Law.
Foundations of Public International Law, International Criminal Law, Contemporary Problems of International Law & International Dispute Settlement.