Ermioni Xanthopoulou

Lecturer in Law, University of Hertfordshire

I am Lecturer in Law, a full time permanent faculty member of the Herfordshire Law School, teaching Public, EU and Human Rights Law.

My expertise is in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and I was awarded my PhD in July 2017 by King's College London. I conducted my doctoral studies at King’s College London with the full-time three year scholarship from the Centre of European law.

Before joining the University of Hertfordshire, I taught EU law at the London School of Economics, volunteered at Amnesty International and qualified as an advocate in Greece.

I have presented at international conferences and published in the field of EU criminal, EU asylum law and human rights law.

I care about making a difference to the protection of human rights of individuals in vulnerable conditions, the conflict between security vs freedom which I currently explore in the context of EU criminal and asylum law whereas in the future I am planning to focus on legislation on combatting racism and xenophobia at the domestic and EU level, using the UK and Greece as case-studies, as they are places I want to contribute with my research. I am currently working on the effect that Brexit will have on these areas.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, University of Hertfordshire