Dr Irene Antonopoulos

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8188

E: irene.antonopoulos@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Irene graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Leicester in 2008 and completed her LLM in Human Rights at same institution in 2009. She received her PhD in Law (‘The human rights aspects of environmental protection’) from the University of Aberdeen in 2014. She has previously worked as a trainee at the Council of Europe and more recently at the University of Surrey, before joining De Montfort School of Law in September 2015.

Irene is teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She teaches courses in Human Rights Law, Immigration and Refugee Law and English and European Legal Contexts. She also participates in the delivery of the LLM in International Human Rights (distance learning).

Irene’s research interests are focused on Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Sustainable Development and drawing linkages between them, as well as Public International Law.

Publications and outputs 

Case Note: Responding to Claims of Property Interests on Maritime Public Property

Interfering with Environmental Protection, Env L Rev (2011) 318-323



Research interests/expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development
  • Public International Law

Areas of teaching

  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • English and European Legal Contexts


LLB (University of Leicester); LLM (university of Leicester); PhD (University of Aberdeen)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Society of Legal Scholars (member)
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