Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University

Elena Katselli is Senior Lecturer in Law at Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University and Co-convenor of the Forum for Human Rights & Social Justice. She has extensive expertise on issues of public international law and international human rights and she teaches in these areas. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Athens, as well as a Master of Laws in International and European Legal Studies and a PhD in Public International Law (with full scholarship) both from Durham University, UK. She is also a qualified advocate (Supreme Court of Cyprus). Her monograph on The Problem of Enforcement in International Law: Countermeasures, the non-injured state and the idea of international community (Routledge) was nominated for the Paul Guggenheim Prize 2011 (Institut de Droit, Geneva), while her article titled ‘Holding the Security Council Accountable for Human Rights Violations’ published in Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (2007) was re-produced in M.P. Malloy, Economic Sanctions (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2015) as a leading contribution on sanctions. More recently, her edited book on Armed Conflict and Forcible Displacement: Individual Rights under International Law was cited by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute.

Over the years Elena has held several Visiting academic positions including at the University of Trento, Italy; the European Academy of Bolzano, Italy; the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium; the University of Tübingen, Germany; the T.C. Beirne School of Law/Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, University of Queensland, Australia; and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University


  • 2006 
    Durham University, Doctor of Philosophy - Public International Law