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Ms Nadia Kornioti

Research Scholar



PhD Candidate in Law (University of Central Lancashire, UK, Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2020)

Research Question: Cyprus 1960-1968: An interdisciplinary legal assessment, with a particular emphasis on Common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions I-IV and related areas of public law

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) (inactive)

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 (2011-2012)

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)
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA)
  • Alumni of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany

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 (2019-2020)

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

Administrative Roles

  • Member, Research & Innovation Committee (RIC)

Selected Publications 

N. 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

N. 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


N. 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)


Selected Conference and Seminar Presentations 

N. 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

N. Kornioti, 1st Cyprus Doctoral Colloquium, Cyprus Rectors Conference, Nicosia, 07 December 2019

N. Kornioti, ‘Lawless chaos. Legal representation in migration cases before national courts and administrative bodies’, Conference on Migration – International Legal Regulation, Slovene Branch of the International Law Association, Portorož, Slovenia, 30 June 2018

N. Kornioti, ‘Categorising armed violence: A historical, interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on non-international armed conflicts’, 1st Postgraduate Law Conference, UCLan Cyprus, 21 June 2018

N. 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

N. 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

N. 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

Fellowships/ Scholarships

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

Trainer & Researcher in Social Mediation, Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM) www.social-mediation.org

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