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Ms Nadia Kornioti

Research Scholar



PhD Candidate in Law (University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2018 – 2021, expected)

Research Question: Cyprus 1958-1968: An interdisciplinary assessment of inter-communal violence, with a particular emphasis on Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions I-IV

LLM in Public International Law (University College London, 2011)

LLB Bachelor of Laws (University of Leicester, 2010)

Erasmus Exchange Programme (Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2008-2009)

Qualified Advocate (Cyprus Bar Association) (non-practising)



  • Public International Law
  • Migration and Refugee Law
  • Cyprus Administrative Law
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Studies


Employment Track

  • Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2018-Present)
  • Migration Officer, Cyprus Red Cross Society, Nicosia, Cyprus (2015-2017)
  • Outreach & Development Associate, Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), Nicosia, Cyprus (2015-2016)
  • Child Protection Officer, ‘Hope for Children’ CRC Policy Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus (2014-2015)
  • Trainee – Directorate, Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU (FRA), Vienna, Austria (2013)
  • Legal Assistant – Justice & Home Affairs Unit, Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU, Brussels, Belgium (2012-2013)
  • Trainee Advocate, Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus



Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • International Law Association – Cypriot Branch
    • Executive Committee Member (2016 – 2018)
    • International ILA Committee on ‘Human Rights in Time of Emergency’ (November 2017 – Present)
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL) (current)
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) (current)


Research Interests

General research interests include:

  • General Public International Law
  • Legal History and Legal Theory
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Refugee Law, Migration and Asylum
  • Transitional Justice & Memory Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Studies


Roles and Responsibilities

Teaching (2020-2021)

  • Cyprus Public Law and System
  • Introduction to Current Legal Issues in Cyprus

Teaching (2019-2020)

  • Jurisprudence (Module Leader)
  • Cyprus Public Law and System
  • Foundations of English and Cypriot Law

Teaching (2018-2019)

  • Foundations of English and Cypriot Law
  • Thinking and Arguing the Law

Administrative Roles

  • Member, Research & Innovation Committee (RIC) (2019/20, 2020/21)
  • Member, Academic Standards & Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC) (2018/19)


Selective Publications 

  1. Kornioti, ‘The Island of Cyprus, Sovereignty and International Law in the Early Decades of British Rule (1878-1923)’ (2021) 32(2) The Cyprus Review (forthcoming)


  1. Kornioti, ‘At the edges of the Rule of Law: International obligations in times of emergency’, Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism, UCLan Cyprus, May 2020



  1. Iakovou, N. Kornioti, ‘Missing Persons in Cyprus: Observations from the past and recommendations for the future’, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 7. (Nicosia, PRIO Cyprus Centre, 2019) https://cyprus.prio.org/Publications/Publication/?x=4294


  1. Kornioti, K. Nowrot, ‘Looking Back to Learn for the Future?: The Work of the ILA on the Issue of Human Rights in Times of Emergency in the 1980s’ (2019) Rechtswissenschaftliche Beiträge der Hamburger Sozialökonomie, Issue 28



  1. Kornioti, Book Review: Jenny Wüstenberg. Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017 (Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network, Columbia University)



Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  1. Kornioti, ‘Reflexivity and Legal Research at Law’s Historical Turn’, Doctoral Forum on International Law ‘Practising Reflexivity in International Law’, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, February-March 2021 (Virtual Event)
  2. Kornioti, ‘Researching Armed Violence at the Crossroads of Law, History and Society’, Postgraduate Workshop on Socio-Legal Methodology, University of Birmingham, 18 November 2020 (Virtual event)
  3. Kornioti, ‘Cyprus 1958-1968: A legal assessment of inter-communal violence, with a particular emphasis on Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions I-IV, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2020, Exeter, United Kingdom, 02 September 2020 (Virtual Conference)
  4. Kornioti, ‘The Island of Cyprus and the Eastern Question in the Early Decades of British Colonialism: An International Law Perspective’, International Conference on Colonial Cyprus, University of Nicosia, 08 February 2020
  5. Kornioti, 1st Cyprus Doctoral Colloquium, Cyprus Rectors Conference, Nicosia, 07 December 2019
  6. Kornioti, ‘Lawless chaos. Legal representation in migration cases before national courts and administrative bodies’, Regional Conference on Migration – International Legal Regulation, Slovene Branch of the International Law Association, Portorož, Slovenia, 30 June 2019
  7. Kornioti, ‘Categorising armed violence: A historical, interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on non-international armed conflicts’, 1st Postgraduate Law Conference, UCLan Cyprus, 21 June 2019
  8. Kornioti, ‘Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα και Μετανάστευση’ (Human Rights and Migration), Conference on Human Rights, organised by the Human Rights Office of the Cyprus Police Force, 09 December 2016
  9. Kornioti, ‘Activities and Experience from the Field’, Panel Discussion: Introduction to Migration, organised by the Law Society of the University of Cyprus, 05 December 2015
  10. Kornioti, ‘Unaccompanied Minors in Cyprus’, Seminar Series: European Responses to Global Children’s Rights Issues: Exchanging Knowledge and Building Capacity, Seminar 5: Legal and Policy Responses to Child Migration in Europe, University of Liverpool, 12 January 2015


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

September 2021 (Forthcoming), Herrenhausen Conference–Governing Humanitarianism – Past, Present and Future, University of Oxford, University of Exeter, University of Cologne, Leibniz Institute of European History, Volkswagen Foundation Hannover, Germany


Scholarships/ Fellowships

July 2019, Global Humanitarianism Research Academy 2019, Leibniz Institute of European History, University of Exeter and the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mainz, Germany & Geneva, Switzerland

May 2018, Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice and Remembrance 2018, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin, Germany


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

Winter Courses 2021, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands (online) (January 2021)

European Commission, Public Consultation on the integration and inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant background (October 2020)

Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM), Trainer on Social Mediation (www.social-mediation.org) (Since July 2018)

Active member of the Bosch Alumni Network, Robert Bosch Schtiftung, Berlin, Germany

(Since May 2018)

Local Expert on Cyprus, Women, Business and the Law Project, The World Bank (http://wbl.worldbank.org/ ) (Since 2015)