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Dr Demetra Loizou

Lecturer in International Law and Legal Skills / LLM DEPUTY COURSE LEADER


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PhD in Law (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2017)

LL.M in International Law (University of Edinburgh, 2006)

LL.B (Hons) (University of Bristol, 2005)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

Cyprus Bar Qualification (Cyprus Bar Council, 2008)



International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law


Employment Track

Lecturer in International Law and Legal Skills, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (2018-present)

Lawyer, Nikos A. Loizou, Law Firm (2018-present)

Associate Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (2017-2018)

Instructor, Global College, Nicosia, Cyprus (2010-2011)

Lawyer, Polakis Sarris & Co, Lawyers (2008-2010)

Trainee Lawyer, Attorney-General’s Office of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (2007-2008)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate (SOAS, University of London) (1 January 2018 – 31 December 2019)
  • Cyprus Bar Association (Called to the Bar 2008)
  • Nicosia Bar Association


Research Interests

International Criminal Law (with a particular focus on the International Criminal Court), International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, Public International Law.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • LLM Deputy Course Leader (2018-present)
  • Modules Taught: International Criminal Law and Security, Transnational Regulation of Terrorism (LL.M); Public International Law, Advanced Legal Systems (LL.M); An Introduction to War Crimes Trials, Criminal Law, Cyprus Public Law and System, Foundations of English and Cypriot Law, Lawyers’ Skills and Personal Development, Legal Research and Reasoning Skills, Legal System (LL.B)


Administrative Roles

  • Senate member (2018-present)


  • Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee (TLEC) member (2018-present)


  • Erasmus Committee (2019-present)


Selective Publications 


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Despina Christofi and Demetra Loizou, ‘Concept of res judicata in the common law system with emphasis on Cypriot and UK perspectives’ (Diversity of Enforcement Titles in cross-border Debt Collection Conference – EU – En4s, 10 September 2020)
  • ‘Child Soldier Returnees: Redefining EU’s Policy On Children And Armed Conflict’ (UACES Virtual Conference, 8 September 2020
  • ‘When and under what conditions does a parent really have the right to refuse treatment to a minor? Bioethical issues, legal aspects and practical issues affecting human rights in the health sector’ (Bioethics week, University of Nicosia, 8 November 2019) (co-presented with Dr Marios Tryfonides).
  • ‘The missing persons of the Cyprus conflict – an international humanitarian law perspective of access to justice’ (Joint Research Seminar, SOAS Centre for Human Rights Law, 24 October 2019).
  • ‘Individual Criminal Responsibility before the International Criminal Court – the Katanga and Bemba cases’(Guest Lecture, University of Cyprus, 24 April 2018)
  • ‘The impact of the International Criminal Court’s Establishment on the Further Development of Crimes within the Court’s Jurisdiction’ (New Voices in Post Atrocity Justice, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, 26 November 2014).
  • ‘The Crime of Genocide in the 21st century following its incorporation in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’ (SOAS Postgraduate Research Student Seminar Series, 6 February 2013).


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Diversity of Enforcement Titles in cross-border Debt Collection’ – EU – En4s (2019-2021)


Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • Fezile Osum – Second Supervisor, Working title: ‘Conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence’, School of Justice, UCLan, UK
  • Supervisor on LLB and LLM projects and dissertations, School of Law, UCLan, Cyprus


Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Symposium ‘60th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus’, 18 November 2020 (UCLan Cyprus)
  • Symposium ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Technical and legal trends in Smart Shipping’, 13 February 2020 (UCLan Cyprus)
  • Professional Course ‘Recent Developments in Data Protection Regulation’, 15 January 2020 (UCLan Cyprus)
  • Professional course ‘The Cyprus Legal Framework of Anti-Money and Terrorist Financing’, 3 November 2018 (UCLan Cyprus)


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Academic Coordinator, UCLan Cyprus Law Blog (2019-present)
  • Rapporteur, Oxford International Organizations (OUP) (2016-)
  • Visiting Professional, International Criminal Court, The Hague (June-July 2013)