Ioannis Kalpouzos

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2020

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Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos specialises in public international law, international criminal law and the law of war. He is a faculty member at City Law School, University of London, and has taught at King’s College London and the University of Notre Dame (London Program). In the Spring and Fall of 2019 he is a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.

Dr Kalpouzos is working on a monograph on the history of the legal concept of war involving non-state armed groups, provisionally entitled The Recognition of War. His research has also focused on new weapons technologies and the law of war, on which he has been a recipient of an HLS Institute of Global Law and Policy collaborative grant, as well as the history and theory of international criminal law, especially in relation to ‘banal’ or ‘structural’ criminality. Recent publications include ‘Banal Crimes Against Humanity: The Case of Asylum Seekers in Greece’ in the Melbourne Journal of International Law (with Itamar Mann); ‘The Armed Drone’ in International Law’s Objects (Hohmann & Joyce eds, OUP); and ‘Double Elevation: International Law, Autonomous Weapons and the Present Future’ forthcoming in the Leiden Journal of International Law.

Dr Kalpouzos is also co-founder of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a collaboration between legal academics, practitioners and investigative journalists, pursuing innovative transnational legal actions. He has led GLAN’s work in the themes of war & occupation, environmental justice, supply chains & accountability, as well as migration & border violence. He has worked on projects related to the exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara; a collaboration with Bellingcat on air-strike analysis, evidence and technology in the conflict in Yemen; climate change and international law; and international criminal law and the treatment of asylum seekers in Australia, co-authoring a submission to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association.

At Harvard, Dr Kalpouzos will be teaching a seminar on New Technologies and the Law of War. He will also be collaborating with the HLS Advocates for Human Rights on a project relating to the Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen.

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