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Dr Natalie Alkiviadou

Lecturer in EU Law and Human Rights


PhD Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2017) Thesis title: ‘Challenging right-wing extremism in England and Wales and Greece: Tools available in international, European and national law.’

LLM International and European Protection of Human Rights (University of Utrecht, 2007)

LLB Law (University of Warwick, 2006)


Employment Track

Project manager, AEQUITAS (2011-2016)

Lecturer in Law, CDA College (2012-2016)

Legal assistant, UNHCR project ‘Strengthening asylum in Cyprus,’ Future World Centre (2010-2011)

Legal assistant, Zambartas Law Firm (2009-2010)

Policy development officer, INDEX- Research and Dialogue (2008-2009)

Intern, United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, Cyprus (2007)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)


Member, Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC).


National Coordinator, ELENA Network (European Legal Network on Asylum)


Research Interests

Regulation of the far-right, hate speech and hate crime through international, European and national law.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Module Leadership 

  • Module Leader: European Union Law, Family Relationships and the Law, Employment Law, Legal Systems.
  • Modules Taught: LLB: European Union Law, Family Relationships and the Law, Foundations in Human Rights. Employment Law, Legal Systems. LLM: International Human Rights Law, Advanced Legal Systems

Administrative Roles

  • School of Law Research Lead, Research and Innovation Committee
  • Member, Senate

Selective Publications

Alkiviadou N.’ Sustainable Enjoyment of Economic and Social Rights in Times of Crisis: Obstacles to Overcome and Bridges to Cross.’ (2017)  Jean Monnet Work Paper (JMMWP 1/2017, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus:

Alkiviadou N. ‘Challenging Right-Wing Extremism in England and Wales and Greece: Tools Available in International, European and National Law.’ (PhD thesis 2017):

Alkiviadou N. ‘Regulating Internet Hate – A Flying Pig? (2016) 7 Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law 3:

Book Review: Amos N. Guiora - ‘Tolerating Intolerance – The Price of Protecting Extremism’(2016) 17 e-Extreme 2:


Alkiviadou N. ‘A Critical Assessment of the Impact of the 2000 Equality Directives on the Greek Legal Framework’ (2018) (forthcoming) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

Alkiviadou N. ‘Hate Speech on Social Media Networks: Towards a Regulatory Framework?’ (2018) (forthcoming)  International Journal of Law and Information Technology

Selective Reporting/Handbook Preparation

Author for ‘Afrophobia in Cyprus’ funded by the European Network against Racism (2014/15):

Fact sheet on Cyprus:

Full report:

Co-author ‘Islamophobia in Cyprus’ developed in the framework of a project funded by the European Network against Racism (2016):

Author for the national report on Cyprus in relation to the development of tolerance and prevention of radicalisation in the educational system, developed in the framework of an Erasmus Plus KA2 project ‘Xeno-Tolerance.’(2016):

Co-author for the Handbook for young people in fighting hate and extremism developed in the framework of a project funded by the European Youth Foundation. (2015):

Lead author for the strategy paper on the rights of domestic workers in Cyprus developed in the framework of a project funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation. (2014)


Selective Academic Conference Presentations

University of Cyprus, ‘The representation of minorities in Cypriot media’ (September 2017)

University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, ‘The sustainability of socio-economic rights in times of crises’ (July 2017)

University of Cyprus, ‘Interdisciplinary conference on hate speech: definitions, interpretations and practices’ (June 2017)

IPSA colloquium, ‘Democratisation and constitutional design in divided societies’ (June 2017), Chair  ‘Bosnia-Herzegovina to Cyprus: lessons learned

Babeş-Bolyai University, ‘Advanced cyber law and electronic security’ (June 2017)

University of Cyprus, ‘Social Representation of migrants and refugees in the Greek-Cypriot Media’

(June 2016)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ‘Law and governance in the digital era’ (November 2015)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, ‘EU anti-discrimination law: 15 years after’ (September 2015)


Other Conferences and Trainings:

Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods, Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Course ‘Mediation - a tool for resolving conflict; (July 2017)

European Network against Racism, capacity-building session on accessing European Union funds (June 2017)

European Commission, High level group on racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, European Commission (June 2017)

European Network against Racism, General Assembly (June 2016)

Council of Europe, European Youth Foundation, Re-Generation Seminar (February 2015)

Welcome Europe ‘How to access European Commission grants? How to successfully manage an EU – funded project?’ (October 2011)

European Council on Refugees and Exiles, ‘Vulnerable Groups in the Asylum Procedure’ (April 2011)

Youth in Action Programme ‘Poverty: Social exclusion and immigration’ (November 2010)

International Refugee Law and Contemporary Challenge, Certificate of Completion (Distance learning course): ‘Human Rights Education Associates and the UPEACE Human Rights Centre’ (October – November 2010)

European Council on Refugees and Exiles, ‘The Common European Asylum System’ (September 2010)


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Director, AEQUITAS
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (‘ICLAIM’)
  • Member of ACCEPT LGBT Cyprus legal team responsible for the drafting of the law on gender recognition
  • Guest lecturer, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2016) on the regulation of far-right parties
  • Guest lecturer, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Technological University Cyprus (2015, 2016 and 2017) on racism, xenophobia and hate speech
  • Guest lecturer, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus (2017) on hate speech.