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Dr Constantinos Yiallourides is Senior Lecturer (Tenured Assoc.Prof.) in International Law at the Macquarie School of Law, Deputy Director of the Centre of Environmental Law (CEL), and affiliate member of the Centre for Energy & Natural Resources Innovation & Transformation (CENRIT). He is concurrently Research Leader in Law of the Sea at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) where he leads the Institute's research and training in the law of the sea, energy, and natural resources law. He was previously Lecturer in International Law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy Law & Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan and Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Advance Study (WIAS), Waseda University, Japan.

Dr Yiallourides' research focuses on the law of territory, the law of the sea, environmental and natural resources law and the peaceful settlement of international disputes. His research has been funded by a variety of organisations, including the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), as well as private and third-sector organisations. He is the recipient of the International Law Association 2021 Scholarship Award, an award to selected young scholars with proven excellence in international law.

Dr Yiallourides has provided expert advice and training to governments, international organizations, and other entities on a broad set of issues of international law. His research publications include, among others, 'The Use of Force in relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory' (BIICL 2018), 'Maritime Disputes and International Law: Disputed Waters and Seabed Resources in Asia and Europe' (Routledge 2019), 'Offshore Methane Hydrates in Japan: Prospects, Challenges and the Law' (BIICL 2020), ‘States’ Environmental Obligations in Disputed Maritime Areas’ (Comp.L.Y.B.Int'l Bus 2021), ‘Maritime Boundaries and Cooperation over Straddling Seabed Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea’ (Elgar Res. Handb. Oil & Gas Law, 2022) and 'The Place of Non-Aggravation in the Peaceful Settlement of Territorial and Maritime Disputes’ (KMI Int. J. Marit. Aff. Fish. 2023).

Other selected publications can be accessed on SSRN / ORCID.


LAWS2000 - International Law
LAWS8015 - International Law
LAWS5086 - Law of the Sea
LAWS8092 - Law of the Sea

External positions

Research Leader in Law of the Sea, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Honorary Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, School of Law


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