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Dr Danae Azaria
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
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  • Associate Professor
  • Faculty of Laws

Dr Danae Azaria is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), and the Principal Investigator of the grant on State Silence funded by the European Research Council. She is a laureate of the Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law (2017), and was scholarship holder of the Academy of Athens (for her PhD studies). She is the Book Reviews editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Submarine Pipelines and Cables, and member of the ILA Committee on Use of Force by Invitation. She is a member of the Advisory Panel of Public International Law of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and has held prestigious Visiting Professorships and Fellowships including as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2023); Senior Humboldt Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019-2021);Visiting Professor at the University of Trento (2022).

She is on the EU's list of potential Arbitrators and Experts on Trade and Sustainable Development in the EU’s bilateral disputes under trade agreements with third States. She regularly advises international organizations and governments on issues of public international law, trains government officials, including in the regional courses on international law of the United Nations, and her lecture on State Silence has been included in the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law.

Research Summary

Dr Azaria is a public international lawyer with publications on the intersection between international economic law and State responsibility, the law of treaties, as well as on the International Law Commission. Her current research focuses on 'The Silence of States in International Law' and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).


Dr Azaria supervises and welcomes PhD candidates in the field of public international law.

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate (LLB)

Public International Law (treaties, dispute settlement, state responsibility)

Graduate (LLM)

Law of Treaties (convenor)

International Energy Law (convenor)

Law of the Sea (convenor)

Dr Azaria is often nominated for UCL's Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Academic Background
2013   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2006   Master of Laws University College London
2004   Diploma National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2003   Bachelor of Laws Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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