Thekli Anastasiou


School of Law

Research Student

  • LLB Law – The University of Sheffield
  • LLM (Cum Laude) Public International Law – Leiden University, Netherlands
Research interests
  • Public International Law
  • International Refugee Law
  • Forced Migration
  • Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights

Research area: Legal Approaches to Migration and Displacement in the Context of Environmental Factors

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.

Supervisor: Professor Nicholas Tsagourias

Research group

Sheffield Centre for International and European Law

Teaching activities
  • Foundations of International Law
  • International and Comparative Migration Law
  • Public Law in the UK and EU
  • International Human rights Law
  • Thekli Anastasiou and Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Editorial: Environmental Displacement in 2018 – Current Protection Challenges (RLI Working Paper Series: Mini-volume on Environmental Displacement, 2018).
  • 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,