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prof. dr. P. Merkouris

Professor, Chair on Interpretation & Dispute Settlement in International Law
prof. dr. P. Merkouris
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                                CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Sections:

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION
II. EDUCATION
III. CURRENT POSITION(S)
IV. PREVIOUS POSITIONS
V. ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMISIONS OF TRUST
VI. INTERNSHIPS
VII. FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
VIII. SUPERVISION
IX. OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES
X.   ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
XI. INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
XII. MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
XIII. CAREER BREAKS
XIV. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  • Books
  • Reports
  • Chapters in Edited Volumes
  • Articles
  • Blog Posts
XV. PRESENTATIONS
XVI. OTHER EVIDENCE OF SCIENTIFIC APPRECIATION
  • Courts & Tribunals Referring to the Writings of Prof. Merkouris
  • Courts & Tribunals Referring to Works Edited by Prof. Merkouris
  • UN Documents Referring to the Writings of Prof. Merkouris
  • UN Documents Referring to Works Edited by Prof. Merkouris

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name:                                    Merkouris

First name:                                        Panagiotis (Panos)

Date of birth:                                    15/03/1980

Nationality:                                        Greek

Staff page:                                         http://www.rug.nl/staff/p.merkouris/

See also:                                            Twitter, Youtube Channel, Website, Podcasts and Research Paper Series of the TRICI-Law project

II. EDUCATION

2006 – 2010         PhD, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

2004 – 2005         Masters, School of Law, University College London (UCL), UK

2002 – 2004         Masters, School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

1998 – 2002         LLB, School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

III. CURRENT POSITION(S)

January 2018       Professor, Chair on Interpretation & Dispute Settlement in International Law, Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

IV. PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2017 – 2018         Associate Professor of Public International Law,                     Department of International Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 – 2017         Assistant Professor of Public International Law,                             Department of International Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2010 – 2012        Part-time Lecturer on Public International Law,                             School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

V. ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMISIONS OF TRUST

2020 – (present)   Editor in Chief of the TRICI-Law Book Series published by Cambridge University Press

2020 – (present)   Editorial Board Member of the Leiden Journal of International Law

2020 – (present)   Editorial Board Member of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

2020 – (present)   Open Access Ambassador of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen

2020                      Selection Committee of the Young Academy Groningen for the 2020 YAG Cohort

2019 – (present)   Member of the Young Academy Groningen

2019 – (present)   Member of the Coordination Committee and Website Administrator of the ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy

2019 – (present)   Member of the Reading and/or Examination Committee of 3 PhD defences

2018 – (present)   Advisory Board Member for Projects of Excellence (University of Verona)

2018 – (present)  Member, Judges Panel (Written & Oral Submissions), National Rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition

2017 – (present)   Member, LLB Programme Committee of the University of Groningen

2015 – (present)   Founding Member & Co-Rapporteur, International Law Association Study Group on Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation

2015 – (present)   Research Fellow of Athens PIL (Athens Public International Law Center)

2015 – (present)  Member, Judges Panel (Written & Oral Submissions), ICC Moot Court Competition, the Netherlands

2015                      Member, Judges Panel (Written Submissions), Telders Moot Court Competition, Leiden University, the Netherlands

2015 – 2020         Editor-in-Chief of BRILL Open Law

2014 – 2015         Editor-in-Chief of GUILD Blog

2013 – (present)   Editorial Board Member of the International Community Law Review

2010 – 2012        Co-editor of Queen Mary Studies of International Law

2007 – 2012         Managing Editor of International Community Law Review

VI. INTERNSHIPS

2015                      Research Assistant, Human Rights Committee (HRC) - Professor Photini Pazartzis

2006                      Intern, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

2003                      Intern, United Nations Administrative Tribunal

2002 – 2003          Intern, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic and Historical Archive

2000 – 2001          Intern, Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

 

VII. FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019 – (present)   Member, Young Academy Groningen

2017 – (present)   Laureate, ERC Starting Grant

2016                      Nomination, Nominated by Martinus Nijhoff for the 2016 ESIL Book Prize

2015 – (present)   Research Fellow, Athens Public International Law Research Centre (Athens PIL), University of Athens

2011                      Brandon Fellowship, University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, UK

2011                      Honourable Mention, George Tenekidis Award, Greece

2010                      Grant, Modern Law Review Seminars, UK, (co-PI)

2010                      Grant, Polish Embassy in London, UK, (co-PI)

2005-2010            Scholarship, Greek Foundation of State Scholarships (I.K.Y.), Greece

2008                      Scholarship, Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands

2008                      Grant, Gilchrist Educational Trust, UK,

2006                      Award, Spirit of the Jessup (UK rounds), UK

2006                      Part-time Research Fellowship, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), UK                                                                                                                            

2006                      Grant, Eversheds and Queen Mary, University of London, UK, (co-PI)

2005                      Award, Best Memorial of the Jessup Moot Court Competition (UK rounds), UK

2002                      Scholarship, Institute of Public International Law and International Relations, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

VIII. SUPERVISION

2019 – (present)  1 Post-doc Researcher

2018 – (present)  3 PhD Researchers

2013 – (present) 19 Master Students (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

2013 – (present) 31 LLB Students (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

2010 – 2012        5 Master Students (QMUL, UK)

IX. OTHER TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2018 – (present)  Guest Lecturer – National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2014 – (present)  Guest Lecturer – Law of Treaties, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

2014                      Guest Lecturer – Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece

2012                      Tutor – International Law, Private Tuition Centre Kolintzas, Greece

2010 – 2012        Guest Lecturer – International Environmental Law, University College London (UCL), UK

2007 – 2010        Teaching Assistant – Law of Treaties, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

2003 – 2004        Tutor – International Law, Civil Law & Corporate Law, Private Tuition Centre Ergastiri, Greece

X. ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2021                      Co-Organiser, Conference on Coherence and Interpretation of Customary International Law (forthcoming November 2021), the Netherlands

2021                      Co-Organiser, Conference on Custom & International Investment Law (forthcoming April 2021), USA

2020                      Organiser, Workshop on Interpretation in International Law (forthcoming December 2020), the Netherlands

2020                      Organiser, Career Day, the Netherlands

2019                      Co-Organiser, Conference on The Theory and Philosophy of Customary International Law and its Interpretation (1st TRICI-Law & ECTPIL Conference, co-organised with the ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy), the Netherlands

2019                      Co-Organiser, Workshop on Customary International Law and its Interpretation in International Tax & Investment Law (co-organised with ERC project GLOBTAXGOV), the Netherlands

2019                      Co-Organiser, Conference on The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) (co-organised with ERC project GLOBTAXGOV), the Netherlands

2019                      Co-Organiser, Careers Day 2.0: International Courts and Tribunals (co-organised with the NEXUS Student Association), the Netherlands

2016 – 2018         Co-Organiser, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Meeting of the ILA Study Group on Content & Evolution of the Rules on Interretation (Athens 2016; the Hague 2017, Oslo 2018)

2014                     Co-Organiser, Human Rights in Essential Public Service Provision: ‘Seminar 5: Universal Access to Energy Services from an EU and International Perspective’, the Netherlands

2013                      Member, Organizing Committee, ILA Hellenic Branch – Regional Conference 2013: ‘Imperium Juris: Governance, Trade, Resources’, Greece

2011                      Member, Comité d’ Accueil, 75th Session of the Institut de Droit International, Greece

2010                      Member, Organizing Committee, Conference on ‘The Permanent Court and Modern International Law: Reflections on the PCIJ’s Lasting Legacy’, UK

2008                      Member, Organizing Committee, Conference on ‘Current Issues in Human Rights’ Law and Practice’, UK

2008                      Member, Organizing Committee, Workshop on ‘The Notion of Sovereignty in the Contemporary World’, UK

XI. INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2020 – (present)   Open Access Ambassador of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen

2018 – (present)  Member, LLB Programme Committee, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2014 – (present)  Coach, ELSA Human Rights Moot Court Competition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 – (present)   Faculty Member, Department of International Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 – 2016         Coach, Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2013 – 2014        Coach, Jean Pictet Competition, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

XII. MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • Young Academy Groningen (since 2019)
  • Athens Bar Association (since 2004)
  • International Law Association (since 2007)
  • European Society of International Law (since 2007)
  • Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations (HESILIR) (since 2009)
  • ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law (since 2015)
  • ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy (since 2015)
  • International Law Association Study Group on Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation (since 2015)
  • International Law Association Study Group on International Tax Law (since 2019)

XIII. CAREER BREAKS

12/11/2012 – 12/07/2013    Military Service in the Greek Army

XIV. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • 2021 (forthcoming):
  • P Merkouris, J. Kammerhoffer and N Arajärvi (eds) & N Mileva (ass ed), The Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Customary International Law (CUP 2021)
  • 2020:
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, Treaties in Motion; The Evolution of Treaties from Formation to Termination (CUP 2020)
  • P Merkouris, M Fitzmaurice and M Brus (eds), Research Handbook on International Environmental Law (2nd edn, Edward Elgar 2020, forthcoming)
  • 2019:
  • P Merkouris and Ph Pazartzis (eds), Permutations of Responsibility in International Law (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2019)
  • 2015:
  • P Merkouris, Article 31(3)(c) VCLT and the Principle of Systemic Integration: Normative Shadows in Plato’s Cave (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2015)
  • 2013:
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice (eds), Interpretation and Application of the European Convention on Human Rights (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2013)
  • C Tams and M Fitzmaurice (eds), P Merkouris (ass ed), Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2013)
  • 2010:
  • P Merkouris, M Fitzmaurice and O Elias (eds), Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties – 30 Years on (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2010)
  • P Merkouris, M Fitzmaurice and D Ong (eds), Research Handbook on International Environmental Law (Edward Elgar 2010)

 

Reports

  • 2020 (forthcoming):
  • Ph Pazartzis, G Ulfstein (Chairs), P Merkouris and D Peat (Special Rapporteurs), ‘Final Report of the ILA Study Group on the Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation’ (available as of November 2020 here)
  • P Merkouris and Ph Pazartzis, ‘Final Report on The UN Human Rights Committee and other Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ (available as of November 2020 here)
  • P Merkouris and D Peat, ‘Final Report: The Interpretative Practice of the PCIJ/ICJ’ (available as of November 2020 here)
  • J Kokott and P Pistone, ‘ILA Study Group on International Tax Law: The Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights in International Law – Preliminary Report 2020’ (available as of November 2020 here – P Merkouris contributor)
  • 2018:
  • Ph Pazartzis, G Ulfstein (Chairs), P Merkouris and D Peat (Special Rapporteurs), ‘Interim Report of the ILA Study Group on the Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation’ (2018) available at: http://ila.vettoreweb.com/Storage/Download.aspx?DbStorageId=11929&StorageFileGuid=c63a75b0-20a8-4dde-a121-54558ae54118
  • P Merkouris and Ph Pazartzis, ‘Preliminary Report on The UN Human Rights Committee and other Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ (2018) available at http://ila.vettoreweb.com/Storage/Download.aspx?DbStorageId=9976&StorageFileGuid=13a2a843-f572-44ba-b912-70750e45a55e
  • P Merkouris and D Peat, ‘Preliminary Report: The Interpretative Practice of the PCIJ/ICJ’ (2018) available at: http://ila.vettoreweb.com/Storage/Download.aspx?DbStorageId=9984&StorageFileGuid=05178275-5946-4ad6-bd09-c328b884eff1
  • 2016:
  • Ph Pazartzis, G Ulfstein (Chairs), P Merkouris and D Peat (Special Rapporteurs), ‘Preliminary Report of the ILA Study Group on Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation’ (2016) available at https://ila.vettoreweb.com/Storage/Download.aspx?DbStorageId=1401&StorageFileGuid=bcaa951e-ae3e-4ccb-9c80-248c98c741e3

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • 2021 (forthcoming):
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Viability of and Need for Interpretation of Customary International Law’ in P Merkouris, J. Kammerhoffer and N Arajärvi (eds), The Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Customary International Law (CUP 2021)
  • P Merkouris, ‘Time-Travelling Rules of Interpretation: Of “Time-Will” and “Time-Bubbles”’ in L Pasquet, K Polackova van der Ploeg, and L Castellanos Jankiewicz (eds), International Law and Time: Narratives and Techniques (Springer 2021)
  • P Merkouris, ‘Treaties’ in Chr Binder et al (eds), Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Edward Elgar 2021)
  • P Merkouris and SI Lekkas, ‘Reservations to Treaties’ in Chr Binder et al (eds), Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Edward Elgar 2021)
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Premise of the One Correct Interpretation’ in P Westerman, K Gorobets and A Hadjigeorgiou (eds), Conceptual (De)Constructions of International Law (Edward Elgar 2021)
  • 2020:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Termination of Treaties: The Contribution of the Gabčikovo-Nagymaros Judgment’ in S Forlati, MM Mbengue and B McGarry (eds), The Gabčikovo-Nagymaros Judgment and its Contribution to the Development of International Law (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2020) 78-97
  • 2018:
  • P Merkouris, ‘In dubio mitius’ in J Klingler, Y Parkhomenko and C Salonidis (eds), Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention?: Canons and Other Principles of Interpretation in Public International Law (Wolters Kluwer 2018) 259-306
  • 2017:
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Individual: Subject, Participant or User of International Law?’ in K Antonopoulos and K Magliveras (eds), The Law of the International Community (3rd Nomiki Vivliothiki 2017) 199-224
  • P Merkouris, ‘The UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol: The Challenges of Trying to Clean One’s Own Nest’ in M Fitzmaurice and A Tanzi (eds), Encyclopedia of International Environmental Law: Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Edward Elgar 2017) 375-402
  • 2016:
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Political Economy of International Treaties’ in A Fabbricotti (ed), The Political Economy of International Law: A European Perspective (Edward Elgar 2016) 95-126
  • P Merkouris, ‘Is Cutting People’s Electricity Off “Cut Off” from the ECtHR’s Jurisdiction Ratione Materiae?’ in B Toebes, A Hallo de Wolf and M Hesselman (eds), Socio-Economic Human Rights for Essential Public Services Provision (Routledge 2016) 83-102
  • 2015:
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, ‘The Scope of the Water Convention’ in A Tanzi et al (eds), The UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes: Its Contribution to International Water Cooperation (Martinus Nijhoff 2015) 103-115
  • 2014:
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Individual: Subject, Participant or User of International Law?’ in K Antonopoulos and K Magliveras (eds), The Law of the International Community (Nomiki Vivliothiki 2014) 187-207
  • P Merkouris, ‘Climate Change and Natural Disasters’ in M Fitzmaurice, S Maljean-Dubois and S Negri (eds), The Challenges of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development from Rio to Rio+20 and Beyond (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2014) 80-99
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, ‘Uniformity versus Specialization: The Quest for a Uniform Law of Inter-State Treaties’ in C Tams, A Zimmermann and A Tzanakopoulos (eds), Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (Edward Elgar 2014) 341-374
  • 2013:
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Advisory Jurisdiction of the Permanent Court of International justice in Practice: A Tale of Two Scopes’ in C Tams and M Fitzmaurice (eds), Lasting Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2013) 69-88
  • 2012:
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, ‘Amendment and Modification of Non-proliferation Treaties’ in D Joyner and M Roscini (eds), Nonproliferation Law as a Special Regime: A Contribution to Fragmentation Theory in International Law (CUP 2012) 17-54
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Principle of Sustainable Development and Best Available Technology under International Law’ in K Makuch and R Pereira (eds), Environmental and Energy Law (Wiley-Blackwell 2012) 37-60
  • P Merkouris, ‘Assisted Suicide in the Jurisprudence of the ECtHR: A Matter of Life and Death’ in S Negri (ed), Self-Determination, Dignity and End-of-Life Care: Regulating Advance Directives in International and Comparative Perspective (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2012) 107-126
  • 2010:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Interpretation is a Science, is an Art, is a Science’ in M Fitzmaurice, O Elias and P Merkouris (eds), Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties – 30 Years on (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2010) 1-14
  • P Merkouris, ‘“Third Party” Considerations and “Corrective” Interpretation in the Interpretative Use of Travaux Préparatoires: Is it Fahrenheit 451 for Preparatory Work?’ in M Fitzmaurice, O Elias and P Merkouris (eds), Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties – 30 Years on (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2010) 75-95
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, ‘Canons of Treaty Interpretation: Selected Cases from the WTO and NAFTA’ in M Fitzmaurice, O Elias and P Merkouris (eds), Treaty Interpretation and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties – 30 Years on (BRILL/Martinus Nijhoff 2010) 153-237

 

Articles

  • 2020-2021 (forthcoming):
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Principle of Systemic Integration’ (2020) Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law (will be available online as of November 2020)
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Interpretability of Customary International Law’ [2021] Research Perspective in International Legal Theory and Practice (forthcoming)
  • 2017:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Interpreting the Customary Rules on Interpretation’ (2017) 19(2) International Community Law Review 126-155
  • P Merkouris and M Fitzmaurice, ‘Re-Shaping Treaties while Balancing Interests of Stability and Change: Critical Issues in the Amendment/Modification/Revision of Treaties’ (2017) 20 Austrian Review of International and European Law 1-58
  • 2016:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Interpreting Requests for ICJ Advisory Opinions: Saying what you Mean or Meaning what you Say?’ (2016) 28 Hague Yearbook of International Law 93-112
  • 2014:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Inter(Temporal) Consideration in the Interpretative Process of the VCLT: Do Treaties Endure, Perdure or Exdure?’ (2014) 45 Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 121-156
  • 2012:
  • P Merkouris and M. Fitzmaurice, ‘Compliance Mechanisms’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public International Law (OUP)
  • 2010:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Case Concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v Uruguay): Of Environmental Impact Assessments and         “Phantom              Experts”’, Hague Justice Portal, available at http://www.haguejusticeportal.net/eCache/DEF/11/878.html
  • 2007:
  • P Merkouris, ‘Debating the Ouroboros of International Law: The Drafting History of Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties’ (2007) 9(1) International Community Law Review 1-31
  • 2005:
  • P Merkouris, ‘International Agreements Signed or Ratified by the Hellenic Republic in 2005’ (2005) 58(2) Revue Hellénique de Droit International 563-592
  • 2004:
  • P Merkouris, ‘The Greek Cases before the European Court of Human Rights in 2003’ (2004) 57(2) Revue Hellénique de Droit International 483-515

 

Blog Posts

XV. PRESENTATIONS

 13 May 2020:                         ‘Hersch on Heuristic Hermeneutics: When Hersch Did Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ in International Law in Practice – National & Kapodistrian University of Athens LLM, Athens (Guest Lecturer)

5 March 2020:                        ‘Open Access Publications in International Law’ in Publishing Open Access, Groningen (Invited Speaker)

27 February 2020:                 ‘Studying Law’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

25 February 2020:                 ‘The Legal Profession’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

19 February 2020:                 ‘Treaty & Customary Law Interpretation’ in Law of Treaties – Queen Mary University of London LLM, London (Guest Lecturer)

7 November 2019:                 Broodje Onderzoek / Research Sandwich, University of Groningen (Chair)

17 October 2019:                   ‘Book Launch of Daniel Peat’s book Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals’, the Hague (Invited Speaker)

16 October 2019:                  ‘Using Public International Law to Deal With Problems of International Tax Law’ in Seminar: International Tax Governance and the Digitalization of the Economy in a Broader Perspective, the Hague (Speaker)

12 October 2019:                   ‘Interpretation of Customary International Law as a Stabilizing Force’ in International Law Weekend: 98th Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association, New York (Invited Speaker)

30 September 2019:             ‘Young Academy Groningen: 2019 Cohort’, Groningen (Invited Speaker)

26 September 2019:             ‘The Achmea Effect: Judicial Dialogue (or Discord) between the CJEU and Investment Tribunals’ in Colloquium on Actors in International Investment Law: Beyond Claimants, Respondents and Arbitrators, Paris (Invited Speaker)

27 September 2019:             ‘Panel on Quantum and Other Experts’ in Colloquium on Actors in International Investment Law: Beyond Claimants, Respondents and Arbitrators, Paris (Chair)

23 August 2019:                    ‘The Interpretation of International Investment Treaties’ in Summer ELSA Law School Athens on International Investment Law, Athens (Invited Speaker)

12 July 2019:                         ‘Fictions, Fallacies and Failures in the Interpretative Process: Of “Time-Travel” and “Pocket Universes”’ in 29th IVR World Congress, Lucerne (Invited Speaker)

11 July 2019:                         ‘Response to Kammerhoffer’s Presentation on “The Positivist Turn International Legal Scholarship”’ in 29th IVR World Congress, Lucerne (Invited Speaker)

31 May 2019:                         ‘Interpretation of Customary International Law in the Context of State Responsibility’ in Expert Workshop on International Responsibility, Athens P Merkouris (Invited Speaker)

25 May 2019:                         ‘The Viability of and Need for Interpretation of Customary International Law’ in The Theory and Philosophy of Customary International Law and its Interpretation – First TRICI-Law & ECTPIL Conference, Groningen (Speaker)

8-17 April 2019:                     ‘Treaty Interpretation & Interpretation of Customary International Law’, Athens (Visiting Lecturer at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)

6 March 2019:                        ‘Getting to Know the Field of Law’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

1 March2019:                         ‘How to Succeed after your Academic Studies’, University of Groningen (Invited speaker)

25 February 2019:                 ‘Tips & Tricks for Success in Academia’, University of Groningen (Invited Speaker)

21 February 2019:                 ‘BRI Beyond Treaties: The Continued Relevance of Customary International Law’ in The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Hague (Speaker)

20 February 2019:                 ‘The TRICI-Law Project’ in Customary International Law and its Interpretation in International Tax & Investment Law, Groningen (Speaker)

19 February 2019:                 ‘Studying International Law: Options & Challenges’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

13 February 2019:                 ‘The TRICI-Law Project’ in TLS: TaLkS!, Groningen (Invited Speaker – co-presented with Ms. Marina Fortuna & Ms. Nina Mileva)

11 February 2019:                 ‘The Field of Law: Studying, Professional Opportunities, Positives & Negatives’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

14 January 2019:                   ‘The Art of Legal Argument’, 100mentors Online Platform (Speaker)

16 October 2018:                   ‘The TRICI-Law Project’ in 1st Greek ERC Grantees Meeting at the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Heraklion (Invited Speaker)

4 October 2018:                     ‘Protection of the Environment as the Object of and Tool for Evolutive Interpretation’ in Evolutionary Interpretation in Different International Legal Systems, Geneva (Invited Speaker)

24 August 2018:                    ‘Interpretation of Customary Rules of International Investment Law’ in Summer ELSA Law School Athens on International Investment Law, Athens (Invited Speaker)

22 August 2018:                    ‘Panel for: Use of Domestic Law principles for the Development of International Law Study Group’ in 78th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association – Developing International Law in Challenging Times, Sydney (Chair)

22 August 2018:                    ‘Content and Evolution of Rules of Interpretation’ in 78th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association – Developing International Law in Challenging Times, Sydney (Invited Speaker)

9 August 2018:                       ‘The Theoretical Validity of Interpreting Customary International Law’ in Seminar on Customary International Law, Bogota (Invited Speaker)

14-15 May 2018:                    ‘Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation in the ICJ/PCIJ, Human Rights Committee and Other Human Rights Treaty Bodies’ in 3rd Meeting of the ILA Study Group on the Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation, Oslo (Invited Speaker)

19-20 April 2018:                   ‘Session III – Methods of Interaction’ in ERC Sustainable Ocean Project, Conference on Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance: Problems, Theories and Methods, University of Utrecht (Discussant)

15 January 2018:                   ‘Rules of Interpretation of Treaties & Customary International Law’ in Doctoral Seminar on Legal Interpretation, University of Verona (Invited Speaker)

6-7 December 2017:              ‘Termination of Treaties: Lessons Learned from Gabčíkovo/Nagymaros’ in Joint Seminar on the Contribution of the Gabčíkovo/Nagymaros Judgment to the Development of International Law, University of Geneva & University of Ferrara (Invited Speaker)

26-28 October 2017:             Expert Seminar on Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Control Treaties, Amsterdam (Invited Expert on the Law of Treaties)

5 October 2017:                     ‘TRICI-Law: The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law’ in Workshop of Public Trust and Public Law, University of Groningen (Speaker)

13-15 February 2017:           UNODC E4J Expert Group Meeting on Secondary Education, Geneva (Invited Expert)

25 August 2016:                    ‘Rules and Maxims of Interpretation of International Investment Treaties’ in ELSA Summer School on Investment Law, Athens (Invited Speaker)

21 January 2016:                   ‘Interpretation of Customary International Law: The Rules of the Game’ in Public International Law Discussion Group, University of Oxford (Invited Speaker)

11 December 2015:               ‘Ad hoc judges in the ECtHR: Wherein Lies the Emphasis?’ in Jaarcongress of Public Trust and Public Law, University of Groningen (Invited Speaker)

2-3 July 2015:                        ‘Interpreting the Customary Rules of Interpretation’ in Conference on Making International Law More Tangible, University of Hull (Invited Speaker)

1-3 July 2015:                        ‘(Inter)temporal Considerations in Treaty Interpretation’ in ICON.S International Law in an Uncertain World, New York University (Speaker)

12-13 June 2015:                   ‘Temporal Considerations in Treaty Interpretation: Do Treaties Endure, Perdure or Exdure?’ in Conference on International Law and Time, Graduate Institute of Geneva (Invited Speaker)

26-29 May 2015:                    ‘Global Legal Framework Against Terrorism and Relevant Criminal Justice Response Measures’ in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Second Training Workshop for Judiciary, Prosecution and Law Enforcement Officers, Islamabad (Invited Speaker)

19-24 January 2015:       ‘Global Legal Framework Against Terrorism and Relevant Criminal Justice Response Measures’ in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Training Workshop for Judiciary, Prosecution and Law Enforcement Officers, Islamabad (Invited Speaker)

13-15 November 2014:         ‘EU, Russia & the South- Stream Gas Pipeline: Changing Horses in Mid-(South) Stream’ in 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of International Law, Ottawa (Speaker)

28 May 2014:                         ‘Is Cutting People’s Electricity Off “Cut Off” from the ECtHR’s Jurisdiction Ratione Materiae?’ in Human Rights Seminars, University of Groningen (Speaker)

23-24 May 2014:                    ‘Interpretation of Customary International Law’ in ILA (British Branch) Conference, London (Speaker)

16-17 May 2014:                    ‘The Political Economy of International Treaty Law’ in International Conference on Political Economy of International Law, Rome (Invited Speaker)

19-21 December 2013:         ‘Article 351 TFEU and International Law: With Friends Like that who Needs Enemies?’ in HESILIR – Annual Conference, Athens (Speaker)

9-10 February 2012:               ‘Overall vs. Effective Control: One Problem, Two Tests, how many Rules?’ in ILA – Hellenic Branch Conference, University of Athens (Invited Speaker)

15-17 December 2011:         ‘Protection of Persons During Disasters’ in HESILIR – Annual Conference, Athens (Speaker)

16-18 December 2010:         ‘The Kosovo Advisory Opinion: Here be Dragons’ in HESILIR – Annual Conference, Athens (Speaker)

15-17 December 2009:          ‘Article 31(3)(c) and the Principle of Systemic Integration’ in HESILIR – Annual Conference, Athens (Speaker)

9 May 2008:                           ‘Ad hoc Judges and Judicial Cross-fertilization: Black Holes and Space-time Curves in International Law’ in Workshop on Public International Law Organized by Queen Mary and the University of Verona, London (Speaker)

17-20 July 2008:                    ‘Challenges to the ECtHR and the IACtHR in an Evolving International Community’ in ATINER 2008 Law Conference, Athens (Speaker)

 

XVI. Reference to Works of Prof. Merkouris in International Case-Law and International Document (indicative list)

Courts & Tribunals Referring to the Writings of Prof. Merkouris

 

Courts & Tribunals Referring to Works Edited by Prof. Merkouris

 

UN Documents Referring to the Writings of Prof. Merkouris

 

UN Documents Referring to Works Edited by Prof. Merkouris

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