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Emmanuella Doussis

Associate Professor

Director of the Institute of European Policy and Integration

UNESCO Chair-holder on Climate Diplomacy


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Emmanuella Doussis is Associate Professor of International Institutions at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She lectures on International Organisation, International Law, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Environmental Law and Climate Change Policy and Diplomacy. She has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Université de Bourgogne and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Grenoble. She has also been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Global Governance Programme) and at the University of Geneva.

She is the Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy. She is also a member of several academic associations, as well as a Member of the ILA Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and a Member of the Greek National Committee on Adaptation to Climate Change. Her work has been published to numerous foreign and Greek collective books and academic journals, such as Revue Générale de droit internationall public, Annuaire de droit de la mer, Year book of International Environmental Law, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.


PhD in International Law, NKUA (1998)

D.E.A. - Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Environmental Law, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (1992)

D.E.A. - Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Public International Law and International Organisations, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (1990)

Bachelor's in Political Science and Public Administration, NKUA (1988)



Research interests

International Law, International Institutions, International Organisation, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Environmental Law.


Recent publications

Doussis E. (2019) 'Nuances de gris: les conditionnalités du FMI et les droits de l'homme'. In Titi C. (eds.) Droits de l'homme et droit international économique (Bruxelles: Bruylant).

Doussis E. (2018) 'The Work of the International Monetary Fund and Its Possible Relevance to Global Ocean Governance'. In Attard D.J., Fitzmaurice M. and Ntovas A.X.M. (eds.) The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance. Volume II: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Doussis E. (2017) 'Does international environmental law matter in sustainable development?'. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol. 28, p. 1-12.

Doussis E. (2017) Climate Change [in Greek] (Athens: Papadopoulos Publications).

Doussis E. (2017) 'Marine Scientific Research: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead'. In Andreone G. (ed.) The future of the Law of the Sea. Bridging Gaps between national, individual and common interests (Cham: Springer).

Doussis E. (2016) 'Reconsidering the Marine Scientific Research in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead'. In Caligiuri A. (ed.) Governance of the Adriatic and Ionian Marine Space (Milano: Editoriale Scientifica).

Doussis E. (2014) Global Environmental Governance in Crisis [in Greek] (Athens: Papazisis Publications).


Recent activity

Lecture titled 'La compétence extérieure de l’Union européenne en matière d’environnement: enjeux et perspectives' at the Aix-Marseille Université, 20 September 2019.

Lecture titled 'From Normative Uncertainty to Random Application: The Effectiveness of International Environmental Law in Question' at the Second World Meeting of Societies for International Law, The Hague, 2-3 September 2019.

Lecture titled 'Does International Environmental Law Matter in Sustainable Development?' at the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development Seminar organized by the South African Research Chair in International Law, Cape Town, 29 August 2019.

Chaired the event of the ILA Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development 'International Law & Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Implementation Issues', organized by the The Hellenic Branch of the ILA and the IEIP.