Dr Christos Kypraios is the Programmes and Research Manager of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. In his role, Christos manages and coordinates the Institute's student programmes, including the Monroe Price Moot Court Competition, the Graduate Student Residency Programme and the Student Summer Fellowship Programme, supported by the Bonavero Programmes Administrator, Ms Sarah Norman. Further, Christos coordinates a number of established research initiatives and programmes at the Institute under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the Institute, Professor Kate O'Regan, and in collaboration with the Bonavero Head of Research, Professor Tarun Khaitan, including convening the weekly research seminar series of the Institute, the Bonavero Perspectives, and acting as the editor of the Bonavero Reports series. Finally, since June 2020 Christos represents the Bonavero Institute in the Steering Committee of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, funded by the AHRC and led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (British Institute of International and Comparative Law). Christos joined the Bonavero Institute in January 2020 initially as its Programmes Manager (January - December 2020) and then its Research Manager (January - September 2021), during which time he has led and supported a range of programmatic and research projects and events at the Institute, including its Strategising Seminar and Research Training non-credit courses, the Legal Aid Clinic at HMP Huntercombe, the Bonavero-UNESCO MOOC on freedom of expression, the Graduate Student Residency Scheme, the Student Summer Fellowship Programme, the Research Visitor Programme, other student initiatives (such as human rights fair and human rights careers events), and human rights mooting. During the three posts that he has held at the Bonavero, Christos has been also pursuing his own research projects at the Institute as a fellow affiliated with Mansfield College, focusing mainly on the application of human rights in the context of space activities and technologies. He is also a Senior Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Before coming to the Bonavero Institute, Christos worked for six years as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL and as a lawyer in Athens, Greece. He has studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B (hons.)), the University of Nottingham (LL.M (dist.) in International Law), and the University of Basel (Dr. iur.), as well as international relations (MA (dis.)) and history (MA (dis.)) at Istanbul Bilgi University and Sciences Po Paris. In his doctoral thesis (Springer, forthcoming) Christos analysed the international socioeconomic rights obligations of States and IFIs in situations of sovereign debt management, while his general research interests relate to human rights law, economic law, law of the sea, and space law.
The main duties of the Programmes and Research Manager are:
- to manage and coordinate existing programmes at the Institute, including the Monroe Price Moot Court competition, Graduate Student residency programme, the Student Summer Fellowship programme, supported by the Programmes Administrator;
- to convene the Bonavero Perspective seminar series;
- to support the Bonavero Reports series, including editing and publishing the Bonavero reports; tTo serve under the supervision of the Director as the Institute’s representative on the Steering Committee of the Policy and Evidence Centre into Modern Slavery, funded by the AHRC and led by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (British Institute of International and Comparative Law);
- to work with colleagues at the Institute and beyond, contributing to a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and participating in regular meetings;
- to undertake independent research in an aspect of human rights, constitutional law, democracy or the rule of law, or related field, for not less than 20% of time, which should result in the publication of at least one piece of published work in a peer-reviewed, accredited journal or similar; and
- to undertake other duties as required by the Institute Director.
Journal Article (3)
Internet Publication (3)
- Human rights law
- Sovereign debt and human rights
- Space and human rights
- Business and human rights
- Animal rights
- Space-based technologies and human rights: The case of satellite remote sensing, privacy and data protection