Maria Daniella Marouda is Assistant Professor in International Law, Panteion University, Senior Researcher of the European Training and Research Center on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (EKEKDAAD), Consultant on IHL at the Hellenic Red Cross (1999-), Member of the Comité pour le Concours Jean Pictet (2003-), Professor in international law /humanitarian law at Police National Security School, National Defense School, NATO Peace Operations Unit. Trainer of Red Cross volunteers on humanitarian action. Is a former Legal Officer of the Hellenic Committee on International Humanitarian Law (1999-2005), former Protection Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka (1997-1999). Holds a PHD (2004) in International Law [“International Responsibility for violations of IHL: State and individual responsibility in motion”] and a Post Doc (National Scholarship), on “Humanitarian Assistance in International Law: legal framework and fundamental principles”, which was published under the title: Humanitarian Space Discourse in the 21st Century: Legal framework for an effective and safe humanitarian action”, I. Sideris Publisher, 2012. Research interests: State responsibility, reparations, transitional justice, criminal tribunals, humanitarian law and action.
University of Padova
A lawyer by education, Paolo De Stefani is professor at the University of Padova, School of Economics and Political Sciences, where he teaches International and European Law of Human Rights and International Protection of Human Rights, and is the academic coordinator of the Master in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance. He has written on human rights law theories and practice (namely the European Court of Human Rights case law), national institutions for human rights, the rights of the child, and criminal international law.
University of Athens
Theophilos Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Athens, School of Medicine. Dr Rosenberg has graduated the Athens University School of Medicine in 1973 and was specialized in general Surgery at the 1st department of Surgery of the Athens University, Laikon Hospital. He followed residency studies in Cardiothoracic Surgery as a fellow of the “College de Medecine des Hopitaux de Paris”. Dr Rosenberg started his academic career in 1980 and is actually Associate professor at the 1st Department of Surgery of the University of Athens, “Laikon” Hospital, in Athens, Greece. His special interests are minimal invasive and robotic surgery. Pr Rosenberg has a particular academic interest in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Medicine in austere environments and Global Health. He is the coordinator and Director of the MSc.Course “International Medicine/Health Crisis Management” at the Athens University School of Medicine. Professor Rosenberg has a considerable social and academic activity as a member of boards of trustees of several charitable Organizations. He is the founder and president over many years of the Medical NGO “Doctors of the World –Greece” with considerable experience in health aid to vulnerable populations and major disasters relief projects in developing countries.
Université Pierre Mèndes France-Grenoble 2 (CESICE)
Karine Bannelier-Christakis holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Paris- Sorbonne. She is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Grenoble-Alpes and Director of the Master’s Degree on International Security and Defence Studies. Her main areas of interest include International Law of Armed Conflicts, Use of Force, International Criminal Law and International Environmental Law. She has been invited to speak in International Conferences and Seminars in Australia, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, United-States and Tunisia.
Theodore CHRISTAKIS is Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Grenoble. He is Director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies of the University of Grenoble and director of the Masterʼs degree in International and European Law offered by the Grenoble Faculty of Law. He regularly teaches post graduates courses in areas of International Law, International and European Human Rights Law & International Security Law. During these last years he has been invited to teach as visiting professor/fellow at the Australian National University College of Law (January-July 2009 and November 2010), Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, (April-May 2012), Chuo University (April 2013) and at the Hague Academy of International Law (Director of Studies, July 2011). He has delivered invited courses & academic presentations in several Conferences, Colloquiums & Seminars held in Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Spain, The Netherlands, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States. He has published or edited seven books [The ICJ and the evolution of International Law – The enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case, Routledge 2011 & 2013, 377 p. (co-editor); Necessity in International Law, Pedone, Paris, 2007, 384 p. (co-editor); The Intervention in Iraq and International Law, Paris, Pedone, 2004, 397 p. (co-editor); International Law and Terrorism, Paris, Pedone, 2002, 356 p. (co-editor); Self-determination Outside the Colonial Context, Paris, La Documentation Française, 1999, 678 p.; The Legality of the Use of Nuclear Weapons and the ICJ, Paris, Economica, 1997, 328 p.; The UN, Chapter VII of the Charter and the Yugoslav Crisis, Paris, Montchrestien, 1996, 231 p.] and more than 40 articles and book chapters on international law. He is member of the Editorial board of the Leiden Journal of International Law, published by Cambridge University Press, and member of the lecture Committees of the Revue Belge de Droit International and Revue Quebecoise de Droit International. He is member of the Executive Council and Treasurer of the French Society for International Law and director of the European Society for International Law Interest Group on Peace and Security. He has advised Governments & International Organisations on Intl Law Issues and he has appeared as legal counsel in national and international (International Court of Justice) litigations.
University of Cyprus
Kalliope AGAPIOU-JOSEPHIDES holds a PhD in Political Science from Sorbonne University, PARIS I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is Vice-President of the European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice and Board Member of the European Institute for Gender Equality in Vilnus. She is Assistant Professor and a Jean Monnet Chair Holder at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus.
University of the Aegean
Panagiotis Grigoriou is Professor at the University of the Aegean in Greece. Since 2002, he is tutor of the European Chair Jean Monnet on European Political Integration. Between 2009 and 2012, he was member of the Euro- Mediterranean University (EMUNI) Senate in Slovenia and participated actively in its educational and professional activities. He is General Secretary of the Administration Board of the European Community Studies Association (ECSA– Greece). He has taught as visiting professor at many academic institutions in Europe, Africa and Canada. He has participated in European research activities on a. the improvement of the competitiveness of the bordering regions of the new EU Member States and candidate countries by strengthening the professional skills of the vulnerable workers groups (including women and young graduates) in the economy and b. the framework of South-East European developments on the administrative convergence and the enlargement of the European administrative space in the Balkan states. Prof. Dr P. Grigoriou has published books and articles, in Greek, English and French, on the European Political Integration, the International Public Law, the European Law, the Regional Cohesion in Europe, the Human Rights Protection in Europe, the European Union environmental strategies, the Euro- Mediterranean area, the European Union Administrative and Organizational Future, etc.
Philippe Larochelle (Netherlands/Canada): Philippe is currently co-counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Previously, he was a Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is a member of the Quebec Bar, a founding partner at Roy Larochelle Avocats based in Montreal.