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Professor Nicholas Tsagourias

Position: Professor of International Law
Email: Nicholas.Tsagourias@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6805
Room: EF18

Academic Profile


I am Professor of International Law at the University of Sheffield, joining the University in 2012 from the University of Glasgow where I was Professor of International Law and Security. I completed my law studies at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece, obtaining an LL.M. from the University of Bristol and my Ph.D from the University of Nottingham. My teaching and research interests are in the fields of international law and the use of force, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, collective security law, peacekeeping, United Nations Law, international and European constitutional theory and law and cybersecurity. I am widely published in these fields.

I am Director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. I sit on the editorial board for the Journal of Conflict and Security Law and for the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law. I am convenor of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Peace and Security. I am member of the AHRC Peer Review College. I hold a visiting post at the University of Umea, Sweden and have taught at many Universities in Europe and the USA.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D, University of Nottingham
  • LLM, University of Bristol
  • LLB (Hons), University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Teaching and Learning

My main objective is to guide students and facilitate them in developing their own intellectual potential. This is achieved through enquiry-based teaching and learning.

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate and MA
Foundations of International Law International Security Institutions and Law
Advanced Issues in International Law International Humanitarian Law
International Criminal Law

Research Interests

  • International law and the use of force
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • Collective security law
  • International and European constitutionalism
  • Cybersecurity

Member of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law.

Areas of Research Supervision

  • International law and the use of force
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal law
  • Collective security law
  • Peacekeeping
  • International and European constitutionalism
  • Cybersecurity

Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures

  • Gouvernance et régulation de la société numérique : quel rôle pour
  • chacun ? UNESCO
  • Self-Defence and Non-State Actors. Annual Meeting, European Society of International Law, Oslo
    State Responsibility for Cyber Operations: International Law Issues, BIICL
  • The jus ad bellum aspects of cyberwar, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Key Projects/Grants

Title/Description: Collective Security: law, theory and practice
Awarding Body: British Academy
People Involved: Professor Nicholas Tsagourias and Professor Nigel White (Nottingham)
Dates: 2010 - 2012
Amount: £7,450

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Editorial Board: Journal of Conflict and Security Law and Journam on the Use of Force and International Law
  • Member of the Use of Force Committee of the International Law Association
  • Member of the Institute of International Humanitarian Law (San Remo, Italy)
  • Member of the American Society of International Law
  • Member of the European Society of International Law
  • Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • AHRC Peer Review College

Key Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Tsagourias N (2015) The legal status of cyberspace In Tsagourias N & Buchan R (Ed.), Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace (pp. 13-29). 2015: Elgar.
  • Tsagourias N (2010) Cosmopolitan Legitimacy and UN Collective Security In Pierik R & Werner W (Ed.), Cosmopolitanism in Context (pp. 129-154). Cambridge University Press