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LLM by Research Topic
Joint and Several Responsibility and Liability in International Law
Eleni joined Law School in September 2016 as a research associate for international law and a (part-time) LL.M. by research student. She has studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B., distinction; LL.M. in International Legal Studies, distinction) and Freie Universität Berlin. She holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, with specialisation in international law (Class I). She is also registered with the Athens Bar Association (qualification expected in 2017) and has previously practised as a trainee lawyer in Greece, in the fields of labour, criminal and corporate law. As a research associate, Eleni is currently working as an assistant editor for the 3rd edition of The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (eds Christian J Tams and Andreas Zimmermann, OUP, forthcoming).
Eleni is also a Reporter for the International Criminal Law section of the Oxford Reports in International Law, and a member of the editorial team for the OUP Research Track on Public International Law. Since 2016, she has joint responsibility for the UK Materials in International Law (UKMIL) section of the British Yearbook of International Law (team headed by Prof Antonios Tzanakopoulos, University of Oxford).
Eleni’s LL.M. by research thesis focuses on the allocation of damage caused by an internationally wrongful act among multiple responsible actors. More specifically, it examines the principle of joint and several responsibility/liability in international law. As a research associate for international law, her primary responsibility is to act as an assistant editor for the 3rd edn of The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (OUP) in collaboration with Prof. Christian J Tams. In addition to that, she is involved as a legal researcher in several other projects of the international law research group at Glasgow on general international law, the law of treaties and the law of international organizations. Eleni has written on a range of international law topics, including international economic and criminal law, the role of domestic courts as ‘sources’ and ‘enforcers’ of international law and jurisdictional immunities.
See Eleni's LinkedIn Profile for further information on her research interests.
- University of Glasgow, School of Law, tuition fees scholarship for the (part-time) LL.M. by research (2016-2018)
- Magdalene College Scholarship, University of Cambridge, for the excellent Class I performance in the 2016 LL.M. final examinations (July 2016)
- Magdalene College Prize for Law, University of Cambridge (July 2016)
- Foundation for Education and European Culture, scholarship for graduate studies (2015-2016)
- A.G. Leventis Foundation, monetary grant for graduate studies (2015-2016)
- Pytikakis Foundation, scholarship for undergraduate studies (2011-2013)
Contributions to Edited Volumes
Eleni Methymaki & Antonios Tzanakopoulos, 'Another Brick in the Wall–Reflexivity of the Sources and the Enforcement of International Law: Domestic Courts As Sources and Enforcers' in Samantha Besson & Jean d'Aspremont (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law (OUP, 2017, forthcoming)
Eleni Methymaki & Antonios Tzanakopoulos, ‘Masters of Puppets? Reassertion of Control through Joint Investment Treaty Interpretation’ in Andreas Kulick (ed), Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime (CUP, 2016)
International Law Reports and Headnotes
ORIL: ‘Situation in Georgia, Decision on the Prosecutor’s request for authorization of an investigation’, Case no. ICC-01/15, ICL 1703 (ICC 2016), 27 January 2016 (OUP)
ORIL: ‘Situation on the Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia, Decision on the Request of the Union of the Comoros to review the Prosecutor’s decision not to initiate an investigation’, Case no. ICC-01/13-34; ICL 1701 (ICC 2015), 16 July 2015 (OUP)
ORIL: ‘Situation on the Registered Vessels of the Union of the Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Cambodia, Decision on the admissibility of the Prosecutor’s appeal against the “ Decision on the Request of the Union of the Comoros to review the Prosecutor’s decision not to initiate an investigation”’, Case no. ICC-01/13-51 OA; ICL 1702 (ICC 2015), 6 November 2015 (OUP, forthcoming)
ILR: with Lorand Bartels, ‘Peru- Additional Duty on Import of Certain Agricultural Products, WT/DS457’, 171 ILR (CUP, forthcoming)
See Eleni's SSRN Profile for further details of published work.
- Reviewer, OUP Research Track (October 2016- present)
- Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015-2016)
- Participant (2012) and Coach (2013, 2015) of the University of Athens, School of Law, ‘Philip C Jessup Moot Court Competition’ Team
- Previously secretary of the executive board of the International Law Students Association (ILSA), Athens Chapter (2012-2015)
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