Thekli Anastasiou 

Thekli AnastasiouLegal Approaches to Migration and Displacement in the Context of Environmental Factors.


Supervisors: Dr Brid Ni GhráinneProfessor Nicholas Tsagourias


LLB Law – The University of Sheffield
LLM (Cum Laude) Public International Law – Leiden University, Netherlands

Scope of Research

My research focuses on international refugee law, international human rights law, and international environmental law, in light of the principle of human dignity, and their applicability to migration as an adaptation strategy in the context of environmental factors.

Research Areas

Public International Law; International Refugee Law; Forced Migration; Environmental Law; International Human Rights

Research Centre

Sheffield Centre for International and European Law


Anastasiou, T., Public International Law and Migration in Berhman S., and Kent A. (Eds), Climate Refugees: Beyond the Legal Impasse? (Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement, February 2018)
Blog Post: Public International Law’s Applicability to Migration as Adaptation: Fit for Purpose? in Climate Refugees Mini-Symposium (International Law @UEA, 2017,


  • Foundations of International Law