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Ioannis Kalpouzos

Visiting Professor of Law


Ioannis Kalpouzos
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Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos specialises in public international law, international criminal law, the law of war and human rights law. He is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He has also taught at King’s College and City, University of London, at the University of Notre Dame and Boston University School of Law.  

Dr Kalpouzos is co-founder of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN). He has worked on the themes of war & occupation, environmental justice, supply chains & accountability, as well as migration & border violence. He has worked on projects on the exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara; a collaboration with Bellingcat on air-strike analysis and evidence 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 International Criminal Court. He has worked with legal clinics at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and King’s College London, among many institutions. 

Dr Kalpouzos’ is working on evidence in the law of targeting and on the history of the legal concept of war involving non-state armed groups. His research has also focused on new weapons technologies, on which he has been a recipient of a Harvard Law School 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 ‘Double Elevation: International Law, Autonomous Weapons and the Search for an Irreducible International Law’ in the Leiden Journal of International Law and ‘International Criminal Law and the Violence against Migrants, in the German Law Review.  


  • Ph.D. University of Nottingham, 2011
  • LL.M. University of Nottingham, 2006
  • LL.B. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2004

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