School of Law

Dr Eva Nanopoulos


Room Number: Mile End


Dr Eva Nanopoulos joined Queen Mary in September 2016 as a Lecturer in Law. She teaches Public Law, Adminsitrative Law and International Human Rights Law and is the Academic Coordinator of the BA/LLB in Law and Politics.

She was previously the Bob Alexander Fellow and Lecturer in Law at King’s College, Cambridge, where she taught EU Law and Constitutional Law, as well as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Prior to this, she also held a College Lectureship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where she also taught Public International Law.

She holds an LLM and PhD from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Licence from the Universite Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, as part of which she spent one year at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Her research interests span across EU law, international law and critical legal theory with a focus on counter-terrorism, human rights and foreign policy and security issues. She is particularly interested in the interaction between the legal and the political, how this relationship manifests itself in different and at different times (formal emergencies, ‘crises’, or ‘normal’ times) and what this tells us about the role and function of the law. Her PhD looked at the judicial review of counter-terrorism measures in the EU. She is in the course of completing a monograph exploring the politics that underpin the juridification of individual/targeted sanctions in the EU, to be published by Hart Publishing in 2017. She is also working on an edited collection exploring the systemic causes of the Euro-crisis from a critical perspective based on a conference co-organised in Cambridge in the Spring of 2016.

Dr Nanopoulos also participates in Work Package 10 on the monitoring and enforcement of anti-corruption legislation in Europe, which is part of the ANTICORRP research project funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. She is also one of the editors of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Law Studies and sits on the Academic Review Boards of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review and the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.




  • The Juridifcation of Individual Sanctions & the Politics of EU Law (Hart, forthcoming in 2017)


  • ‘The Effectiveness of EU law: Insights from the EU Framework on Asset Confiscation’, (2016) 24 European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 39 (with M Fazekas)
  • ‘Public Interest Considerations and Strategic Litigation: the Case of Plain Packaging in Europe’, (2016) 19 Journal of International Economic Law 1 (with R Yotova)
  • ‘European Human Rights Law and the Normalisation of the Closed Material Procedure: Limit or Source?’ (2015) 78 Modern Law Review 913
  • ‘“2014”: The Return of Big Brother’ (2014) King’s Review
  • ‘Judicial Review of EU Measures Implementing Security Council Resolutions and the Relevance of the Principle of Loyal Cooperation’ (2013) 15 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 669
  • ‘The Implementation of Charter Obligations in the EU Revisited’ (2013) 1 Hungarian Yearbook of European and International law 19
  • ‘The Fight against Terrorism, Fundamental Rights and the EU Courts: The Unsolved Conundrum’ (2012) 14 Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 269.


  • ‘Killing Two Birds with One Stone? The CJEU’s Opinion on the EU’s Accession to the ECHR’ (2015) 74 Cambridge Law Journal 184
  • ‘Trust Issues and the European Common Asylum System: Finding the Right Balance’ (2013) 72 Cambridge Law Journal 276
  • ‘Insuring the Charter, Who Bears the Cost?’ (2011) 70 Cambridge Law Journal 506
  • ‘It is Time, Charter, Rise and Shine’ (2011) 70 Cambridge Law Journal 306
  • ‘The New UK Supreme Court, the Separation of Powers and Anti-terrorism Measures’, (with A Johnston) (2010) 69 Cambridge Law Journal 217.


  • K Bradley, N Travers and A Whelan, Of Courts and Constitutions (Hart, 2014) (2015) 74 Cambridge Law Journal 364
  • M Cremona and B De Witte (eds), EU Foreign Relations Law: Constitutional Fundamentals (Hart Publishing, 2009) (2009) Cambridge Student Law Review 201.

Public Engagement


  • ‘Evaluation of the European Enforcement Order’ (with J Forsaith and B Irving) (RAND Europe, 2013)
  • ‘Impact Assessment on a Proposal for a New Legal Framework on the Confiscation and Recovery of Criminal Assets’ (with J Forsaith, B Irving and M Fazekas) (RAND Europe, Oct 2012).


  • Interview on Counter-Terrorism, Cambridge TV (March 2016)
  • The Greek Elections: from ‘New Democracy’ to ‘Neo-Democracy’’? New Left Project (January 2015)
  • Interview for BBC World Service, Persian TV on the UK and EU sanctions against Iran, (April 2013).


  • ‘TTIP, Greece and the World’, Global Justice (March 2016)
  • ‘The Greek Debt’, Global Capitalism and its Critics Seminar Series, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge (May 2015)
  • ‘Everything about TTIP’, People’s Assembly (October 2015)
  • ‘The New European Left’, Cambridge University European Union Society (Feburary 2015).

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