Christos Kypraios

Programme Co-ordinator (Massive Open Online Course on Freedom of Expression & Human Rights)

Other affiliations

Mansfield College


Dr Christos Kypraios is the Programme Co-ordinator for the the Project "Bonavero-UNESCO Multilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for judicial actors on freedom of expression & judicial symposium for judges on freedom of expression" at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. In his role, Christos manages all aspects of the Project to ensure the successful coordination and delivery of a MOOC in the six official languages of the UN in summer 2023, as well as a two-day judicial symposium in autumn 2023, on the international human rights law standards of freedom of expression. 

Christos joined the Bonavero Institute in January 2020, initially as its Programmes Manager (January - December 2020) and then its Research Manager (January - September 2021) and Programmes and Research Manager (September 2021 - June 2022). During this time, Christos led, coordinated and supported a wide range of programmatic, research and event projects at the Institute, including i) the Institute's student programmes, such as its Strategising Seminar and Research Training non-credit courses, the Legal Aid Clinic at HMP Huntercombe, the Graduate Student Residency Programme, the Student Summer Fellowship Programme, as well as other student initiatives, such as the annual Bonavero Human Rights Fair, human rights careers events, and human rights mooting; ii) other programmes, such as the Bonavero Research Visitor Programme and Early Career Fellowship Programme; iii) research initiatives and programmes, including convening the weekly internal research workshop series of the Institute, the ‘Bonavero Perspectives’, and acting as the editor of the ‘Bonavero Reports series’; and iv) big collaborative projects on behalf of the Bonavero, such as leading the Institute’s workstand for, as well as representing Bonavero in the Steering Committee of, the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, and supporting the Bonavero-UNESCO webinars (in English and French) and MOOC on freedom of expression. During the four 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.

Research Interests


- Human rights law

- Sovereign debt and human rights

- Space and human rights

- Business and human rights

- Animal rights


Research projects


- Space-based technologies and human rights: The case of satellite remote sensing, privacy and data protection