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Dr Danai Azaria
109
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Laws
  • UCL SLASH
Biography

Danae Azaria joined the Faculty of Laws as a Lecturer in 2013. Her monograph, Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures (Oxford University Press, Oxford Monographs of International Law, 2015), was awarded (ex aequo) the 2016 Paul Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law.

A panel inspired by her monograph was included in the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) (2016) and was moderated by the author. 

From September to December 2016, Danae was a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. In 2016 and 2017, she was an expert of the UK delegation in the Sixth Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (GA) in relation to the work of the International Law Commission (‘ILC’). From May to July 2016, she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Geneva, where she undertook research in relation to the work of the ILC. In 2013, she worked at the UN Office in Geneva (ILC), as legal assistant to the Special Rapporteur of the ILC, Georg Nolte (2013), and was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg on a scholarship from the Max Planck Society (2013). Previously, she has worked as a researcher at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels (2009), and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2006).  

Danae holds a PhD and LLM from UCL, a LLM from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and completed her undergraduate studies in law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has received scholarships from the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation and the Academy of Athens (the latter for her PhD studies).  Danae is an advocate of the Athens Bar Association. 

She collaborates as an academic advisor with law firms and industry, as well as numerous governmental departments and international organisations. Indicatively, since 2014, she has been a member of the Legal Advisory Task Force of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Since 2012, she has been a UK representative at the Management Committee of the Network of experts on the legal aspects of Maritime Safety and Security (MARSAFNET – COST Action IS1105) funded by the European Union, and a member of the Working Group on New Developments in Economic Activities at Sea.

Research Summary

Danae is a public international lawyer, with particular interest in the law of treaties, state responsibility, international dispute settlement, and international economic law.

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate:

Public International Law

Postgraduate:

Law of Treaties (convenor)
Introduction to the Law of the Sea (convenor)
International Energy Law (convenor)
International Environmental Law

Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Law University College London
2006 LLM Master of Laws – Public International Law University College London
2004 Dip. Diploma – International Studies - (Peace Keeping) National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2003 LLB Bachelor of Laws – Law Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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