Antonios Tzanakopoulos

About/Bio

Antonios Tzanakopoulos is Associate Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Anne’s College. He is the Secretary-General of the International Law Association and a Door Tenant at Three Stone Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn.

Recently Published

Use of Force in Self-Defence to Recover Occupied Territory: When Is It Permissible?

In a recent piece on Just Security, Tom Ruys and Felipe Rodríguez Silvestre argue that a state whose territory is unlawfully occupied by another state does not have the right to use of force in self-defence to recover the occupied territory. The post considered the position in relation to the recent armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijan…

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Book Symposium: Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals

Lawyers are obsessed with interpretation and international lawyers are no exception. Perhaps there is a good reason for that, but that is not the point of this post. There are different trends in scholarship that emerge at different times, and different sub-trends especially on interpretation, be that ‘systemic integration’ as per 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the…

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Here Comes the Name Again: Treaty Making at the Epicenter of the Greek Debate over the agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

This week, the Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reached agreement over the long running dispute regarding the name of the latter. After independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the former Yugoslav Republic continued to use the name it had used as an entity within…

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