Nikos Skoutaris


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Personal profile


I received my Ph.D. in Law from EUI (Florence, Italy) in 2009. Since then, I have worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tilburg, as an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and as a Senior Research Fellow at the LSE. Currently, I am an Associate Professor in EU Law at the University of East Anglia (UEA). 

My research lies in the intersection between constitutional law, EU law and conflict resolution theory. Its main focus has been on analysing how the EU constitutional order recognises and accommodates different aspects of the right to self-determination.  

You can find more information in my website 'On Secessions, Constitutions and EU law

Areas of Expertise

EU Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Brexit; EU External Relations Law; Conflict Resolution; Federalism; Self-Determination; Secession; Balkans; Catalonia; Cyprus; Greece; Northern Ireland; Spain; Scotland; Turkey

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

EU Law; Brexit; EU Constitutional Law; EU External Relations Law; Comparative Constitutional Law; Federalism; Secession; Self-Determination

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, European University Institute, San Domenico

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Research, European University Institute, San Domenico

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Master of Laws, Maastricht University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor of Laws, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

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