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Dr Irene Antonopoulos

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: HU 5.79, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8188




Personal profile

Irene graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Leicester in 2008 and completed her LLM in Human Rights at the 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 Research Methods. 

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.

Research interests/expertise

  • Human Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Induced Migration
  • Environmental Law
  • Sustainable Development
  • Public International Law

Areas of teaching

  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • Research Methods


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

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environmnet

Society of Legal Scholars

Socio-Legal Studies Association

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