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Dr Natalie Alkiviadou

LECTURER IN EU LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS


NAlkiviadou@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694028

Qualifications

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)

 

Research Interests

Hate speech, hate crime, the far-right, populism, non-discrimination, LGBT rights

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Academic Coordinator for Jean Monnet Module ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’ (2019-2022)

 

Teaching and Module Leadership 

Module Leader: European Union Law, Family Relationships and the Law, Introduction to Current Legal Issues in Cyprus, Employment Law, Legal Systems, Advanced Legal Systems, European Economic and Financial Governance, International Human Rights Law

Modules Taught: LLB: European Union Law, Family Relationships and the Law, Foundations in Human Rights. Employment Law, Introduction to Current Legal Issues, Legal Systems. LLM: International Human Rights Law, Advanced Legal Systems, European Economic and Financial Governance

 

Administrative Roles

School of Law, Research Degree Tutor (under training for 12 months)

School of Law Research Lead, Research and Innovation Committee

Member, Senate

 

 

Selective Publications

Monograph

Alkiviadou N, ‘The Far Right in International and European Law’ Routledge (2019)

 

Journal Articles

Alkiviadou N. ‘Challenging the Far-Right in Greece: A Critical Assessment of the Legal Framework’ Critical Quarterly for Legislation and Law (2019)

Alkiviadou N. ‘Freedom of religion: lifting the veils of power and prejudice’ The International Journal of Human Rights (2019)

Alkiviadou N, ‘The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech: The International and European Frameworks’ Croatian Political Science Review (2019)

Alkiviadou N, ‘Sustainable Enjoyment of Economic and Social Rights in Times of Crisis: Obstacles to Overcome and Bridges to Cross’ European Journal of Law Reform (2018)

Alkiviadou N, ‘Regulating Hatred: Of Devils and Demons’ (2018) International Journal of Law and Discrimination 

Alkiviadou N, ‘Hate speech on social media networks: towards a regulatory framework?  (2018) Information & Communications Technology Law

Alkiviadou N. ‘A Critical Assessment of the Impact of the 2000 Equality Directives on the Greek Legal Framework’ (2017) International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

Alkiviadou N, ‘Regulating Hate Speech in the EU’ in Assimakopoulos, Baider and Millar ‘Online Hate Speech in the EU: A Discourse Analytical Perspective’ Springer Briefs in Linguistics (2017)

 

Forthcoming:

Monograph

Alkiviadou N,  ‘Legal Challenges to the Far-Right: Lessons from England and Wales’ Routledge  (December 2019)

 

Book Chapter

Alkiviadou N & Belavusau U ‘Counteracting Homophobic Speech in the Council of Europe, European Union and United States Law’ in Andreas R. Ziegler (ed.), International LGBTI Law, Oxford University Press (December 2019)

 

Journal Article

Alkiviadou N & Andreou A ‘Dynamics of Intolerance and Prejudice in the Cypriot Educational System’ The Cyprus Review (October 2019)

 

Selective Reporting/Handbook Preparation

Author for ‘Hate Crime in Cyprus’ funded by the European Network against Racism (2018/19)

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

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)

 

 

Current Projects

Academic Coordinator, Jean Monnet Module ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’ (2019-2022)

Project manager, ‘Social Mediation in Practice’ funded by the British High Commission in Cyprus

Project manager ‘Human Rights Education in Context’ funded with the Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change, UK (2019)

 

Previous Projects

Project manager, ‘Social Mediation in Context’ funded by the Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change, UK.

 

 

Selective Academic Conference Presentations

Catholic University of Santiago, I-Con ‘Words that matter: A glossary for journalists in Cyprus’ (July 2019)

University of Central Lancashire Cyprus ‘European Parliament Election Results: A Socio-Legal and Political Commentary’ (June 2019)

University of Korea ‘Words that matter: A glossary for journalists in Cyprus’ (April 2019)

University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (Roundtable of judges and academics): ‘The Rule of Law Backsliding’ (March 2018)

Diderot University ‘Privatisation of hate speech regulation’ (January 2019)

French Institute, Sofia, ‘The hierarchy of hate’ (September 2018)

Zagreb University ‘The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech: The International and European Frameworks’ May 2018

Ritsumeikan University, ‘The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech: The United Nations Framework as the Common Denominator for Europe and Asia’ (January 2018)

Maastricht University, ‘The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech in England and Wales and Greece’ (January 2018)

Stanford University, ‘The Rule of Law Crisis in Hungary and Poland’ (November 2017)

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:

Key note speaker (invited) at the Evaluation Conference of the No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe ‘New opportunities and challenges for human rights education’ (April 2018)

Paper presentation at Round-table of judges and academics at UCLan Cyprus, ‘The Sustainability of Social and Economic Rights in Times of Crisis’

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

External Lecturer at the Cyprus Police Academy

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.

 

 

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)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Current:

Member, Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights

Member, University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Previous:

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

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