School of Law of the University of Nicosia

About this Organization

The School of Law of the University of Nicosia is the largest School of Law in Cyprus. It provides three paths of teaching (EU, Greek (roman law tradition) and Cypriot law (Anglosaxon tradition)). The general aims of the University are:

  • The promotion of science, knowledge, learning and education, through teaching and research for the benefit of society;
  • The cultivation, transmission, application and inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge, and
  • The provision of high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that is internationally recognised, and of other programmes of study, which are of an international standard.

Research at the School of Law focuses on a variety of global, EU and local issues in all fields of law. It also focusses on interdisciplinary research. Issues of research include culture in general as well as more specific issues such as cultural diversity, protection of cultural heritage, repatriation, digitization of cultural subject matter, and so on.

Research takes into account the promotion of the various fields of law as well as issues that pertain to the contribution to professionalism/training as well as to the contribution to society.

Team Members

Prof. Achilles C. Emilianides is a practicing advocate, Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law of the University of Nicosia. He holds a PhD in Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has taught and practiced in all fields of civil, public and commercial law. He is a Founding Member and Secretary-General of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Arts. He has also been elected as an ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and is a member of ALLEA (All European Academies) representing the Cyprus Academy. He is also the President of the Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch, and of the Center of Scientific Dialogue and Research.

Law Professor

Irini Stamatoudi is a Law Professor at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), a Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki (Greece) and a lawyer at the Supreme Court (Greece). She is specialised in Copyright Law and in Cultural Heritage Law. She was the General Director of the Hellenic Copyright Organisation (part of the Greek Ministry of Culture). She holds degrees from the University of Athens - Greece (Law Degree) and the University of Leicester - UK (LL.M. and Ph.D.). She has taught at the Law School of the University of Leicester, on the joint LL.M. of the University of Turin, ILO and WIPO, at the Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization and on several other academic courses. She has published thirteen books and several articles in academic journals worldwide. She is included in the WIPO List of Arbitrators and Mediators, the Unesco List of Mediators and Conciliators, and in the ICOM-WIPO List of Mediators.

Research Associate

Dimitrios A. Kourtis is Research Associate at the School of Law of the University of Nicosia, adjunct instructor at the same School, and attorney at law (Greece), specialised in fundamental rights, public law, and international law litigation, called to the Bar by the Larissa Bar Association. He holds a LLB from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), School of Law, and an LLM in Public International Law from the same University. He is currently enrolled as a PhD cand. in Public International Law. His research interests focus on the international law of mass atrocities, international genocide law and the right to a proper remedy for victims of genocide and/or other flagrant breaches of international law’s fundamental norms. He is an accredited public policy disputes’ mediator, and a national expert on international criminal law, having provided specialist services to the Inter-Party Parliamentary Committee on WWII Reparations of the Greek Parliament upon its final term (2016). He speaks English, French, and Spanish and Italian, while possessing functional understanding of Portuguese and Hebrew. He is also the Publications Editor of the oldest Cyprological social sciences journal The Cyprus Review.
Research Assistant Konstantinos Roussos is a Research Assistant, at the School of Law of the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). He holds a PhD in Archaeology from the Leiden University (The Netherlands). He has been participated in a number of field and research projects in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. For many years he involves as a Researcher at pioneering research programs conducted by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (Crete). In 2019-2020, he worked as a visiting Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete (Greece). From 2020 his post-doctoral research on the byzantine ports and harbors of Crete is funded by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY). He has delivered public lectures and has been involved in the organization of international conferences. He has participated in many international conferences and a number of his studies have been published.