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MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows
CONTACT INFORMATION

Maria Zakoula

COURSE:International, European and National Law on Refugees / Migration Flows
Field of specialization, studies, work experience:

Public international law and international protection of human rights

Description of prior teaching/training activities:

Studies:

  • 2014: Doctorate Degree in Public International Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Department of International Studies (Grade: Excellent)

Doctoral thesis: ‘‘The legal status of migrants in public international law’’

  • 2002: Master’s Degree in International Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Department of International Studies

Dissertation: ‘‘The protection of minorities in the European Convention on Human Rights’’

  • 1998: University Degree in Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law 

Work experience: 

  • Since 2005: civil servant, Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

(2012-today: Directorate for European Union Affairs

 2005-2011: Directorate of Higher University Education Personnel)

  • 2000-2005: Lawyer, Athens Bar Association
  • 1998-2000: Trainee Lawyer

Additional information (such as publications, awards, link, etc):

Publications: 

  • ‘‘The legal status of migrants in public international law. Contemporary reflections on the institution of nationality’’, Sakkoulas Publications 2016 (monograph, 600pp.), forward by Prof. Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, Judge to the European Court of Human Rights (in Greek)
  • ‘‘Expulsion of long-term resident migrants. Towards an international regulatory framework’’, article in Annuaire International des Droits de l’Homme, vol. VI/2011 (Immigration en Europe et droits de l’homme/Immigration in Europe and Human Rights),  Ant. N. Sakkoulas – L.G.D.J. 2012, pp. 427-455 (in English)
  • ‘‘Expulsion of long-term resident migrants. Towards an international regulatory framework’’, article in ‘‘Dikaiomata tou Anthropou’’, issue 49/2011, pp. 163-205 (in Greek)
  • ‘ECHR and Minorities: the Strasbourg Court faces current developments and challenges in the field of minority protection’’, article in ‘‘To Syntagma’’, issue 2/2002, pp. 217-240 (in Greek) 

Oral contributions in conferences and events: 

  • Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, ‘‘Aspects of the refugee/migrant flows issue’’, Discussion following the publication of M. C. Zakoula’s doctoral thesis ‘‘The legal status of migrants in public international law’’, 1. 6. 2018, Athens, Bar Association – intervention by the author
  • Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Annual Conference 17-19 December 2015, Athens, Panteion University – speaker

‘‘Irregular Migration and the UN Convention on Migrant Workers: some thoughts and concerns following the adoption of MWC General Comment No. 2’’

Other activities: 

  • Member of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations

Foreign Languages: 

  • Fluent in English, French and Spanish