The Research Institute was established at the School of Law of the Democritus University of Thrace in November 2016 and commenced its operations at the beginning of the academic year 2017-2018. The Institute was established In Memoriam of the late Professor Krateros Ioannou, the first academic teacher of Public International Law at the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace from its establishment in 1974 to his passing in 1999. Professor Ioannou was an outstanding scholar whose high academic quality of teaching and research has firmly placed the School of Law in Komotini at a level of excellence and nationwide repute of international law teaching and research in Greece. He has inspired a lot of his students to choose international law as their field of academic specialization.
The aims of the Institute include the promotion, development and dissemination of Public International Law and International Relations. Moreover, the establishment of the Institute is intended to consolidate the School of Law prowess in the teaching and research of international law, make the town of Komotini well-known internationally in this respect and a pole of attraction for foreign academics and research students. The Institute aspires to become in due course a networking hub for international law practitioners in South East Europe and thus contribute to the consolidation of a climate of mutual understanding and good neighborliness at the border of Greece and the EU.
Writing of an essay on either self-determinationa and secession or terrorism and self-defence.
Accommodation, Public transportation, Food
Public International Law - Advanced
Public International Law - General
English - Fluent
French - Good