Dr Christos Kypraios is the Research Manager of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights from January 2021. In his role, Christos coordinates several of the Institute's research projects and supports the research undertaken in the Institute under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the Institute, Professor Kate O'Regan, and in collaboration with the Institute Administrator, Ms Zoe Davis-Heaney. Further, Christos works closely with the Institute Head of Programmes, Dr Annelen Micus, in supporting some aspects of the Bonavero student programmes. Most importantly, Christos represents the Bonavero Institute in the Steering Committee of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, he is responsible for convening the weekly research seminar series of the Institute, the Bonavero Perspectives, and acts as the editor of the Bonavero Reports series. Previously, Christos served as Programmes Manager at the Bonavero for twelve months (January - December 2020) managing and supporting a range of events and programmes at the Institute including the Strategising Seminar series, the Research Training Programme, the Legal Aid Clinic at Huntercombe, the Student Fellowship Programme, the Resident Student Scheme, the Research Visitor Programme, other student initiatives (such as human rights fair and human rights careers events), and human rights mooting (primarily the Price Media Moot Competition). During both posts that he has held at the Bonavero, Christos has been also pursuing his own research projects at the Institute as a postdoctoral 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 responsibilities of the Research Manager are as follows:
- Support the Director in the implementation of research projects hosted by the Institute, including developing income generation plans and assistance with writing and editing research proposals.
- Represent the Institution 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).
- Provide assistance to the Head of Programmes in relation to the day to day project management of student programmes at the Institute, including Mooting, not for credit courses, fellowships and the residency programme.
- Co-ordinate the 'Bonavero Perspectives' seminar series, and support the Bonavero Reports series
- Undertake independent human rights research, and write, publish and present academic publications/outputs
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