Antonios Tzanakopoulos


Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford & Secretary-General of the International Law Association. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic.

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The Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis, the Right to be Free from Economic Coercion, and the Greek Election

People gathered at the 'NO' rally ahead of the Greek Referendum in early July. The Greek sovereign debt crisis has occasioned much discussion on a number of issues that are of interest to international lawyers, in particular after the 25th of January 2015, when the left-wing SYRIZA party (Greek acronym of the full name,…

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The Tories and the ECHR: Mere Incompetence or Deliberate Deception?

The Conservative Party in the UK has released a paper entitled ‘Protecting Human Rights in the UK – The Conservatives’ Proposals for Changing Britain’s Human Rights Laws’. This is in the aftermath of David Cameron’s pledge during the Conservative Party conference last week to scrap the Human Rights Act 1998, the domestic statute which transformed…

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Challenging (Some) Stereotypes and the DNA of (International) Law

Karen Alter has written an important and useful book surveying the ‘new terrain’ of international law. The book straddles international law and international relations/political science, and thus readers on both sides of the fence may find it a challenging read—as Karen herself acknowledges in the Preface. But this is not the only reason why readers may find the…

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