Dr Panagiota Kotzamani (she/her)

School of Law

Lecturer in Law

Deputy Director of Student Wellbeing (UG)

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Dr Panagiota Kotzamani
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I joined the University of Sheffield in September 2023 as a Lecturer in Law. Prior to this, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Law, Sustainability and Justice at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU); and a Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Essex. My PhD thesis discussed the liability of corporate directors for international crimes. My current research project explores the public-private discourse in norms creation in relation to the concept of business human rights due diligence. My research interests lie in the areas of international criminal law, business and human rights, sustainable development, supply chain due diligence, meaningful business/stakeholder engagement with rights-holders. I hold a PhD from the University of Sheffield, an LLM from Democritus University and an LLB from Aristotle University in Greece.

  • PhD, University of Sheffield
  • LLM(Dist)in International Law, Democritus University (Greece)
  • LLB in Law, Aristotle University (Greece)
Research interests
  • International law
  • Business and human rights
  • Sustainable development
  • International criminal law
  • International human rights law
  • International humanitarian law
  • International environmental law
  • International space law

Journal articles

Research group
  • International criminal law
  • Business and human rights
  • Sustainability governance
  • International human rights law
Teaching interests
  • International law,
  • International criminal law,
  • Human rights law,
  • Business and human rights,
  • EU law
Teaching activities

Undergraduate Teaching 

  • Advanced EU Law
  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice
  • Foundations of Company Law
Professional activities and memberships

A member of:

  • The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law 
  • The Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law