Eleni is a DPhil in Law candidate, her research focusing on the role of domestic law in international adjudication, and a member of St. Catherine's College. She was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Public International Law (2019-2020) in Oxford, and is currently a Research Associate to the Chair of Public and International Law, Professor Jelena Bäumler, at the Faculty of Sustainability, Leuphana Univerität Lüneburg. Her doctoral studies are generously supported by the Law Foundation at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and she is supervised by Professor Catherine Redgwell and Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos. 

Eleni was previously Research Associate for international law at the University of Glasgow, School of Law (2016-2018). She has studied law at the University of Glasgow (LL.M. res., dist.), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B., dist.; LL.M. in International Legal Studies, dist.), and Freie Universität Berlin. She holds an LL.M. with specialisation in international law from the University of Cambridge (Class I), for which she was awarded a Magdalene College Scholarship and a College Prize for Law (July 2016). In summer 2018, Eleni participated in the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law, where she conducted focused research along with 23 other international lawyers on the topic of 'International Inspections' (work to be published in a collective volume of the Academy).

As a research associate for international law in Glasgow, Eleni's primary responsibility was to act as an Assistant Editor for the 3rd edn of The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (OUP 2019) in collaboration with Professors CJ Tams and A Zimmermann. Additionally, she was and remains involved  in a number of other projects of the International Law, Conflict and Security research group in Glasgow on general international law, global security and the law of international organizations. Eleni is a researcher at the Athens Public International Law Centre and a qualified Greek lawyer, and has previously practised law as a trainee in the in-house litigation team of a private corporation in Athens (Greece), in the fields of criminal, labour and corporate law.

Eleni is a reporter for the Oxford Reports in International Law (ILDC & ICL) and, since 2016, has joint responsibility for the UK Materials in International Law (UKMIL) of the British Yearbook of International Law. She was previously a member of the editorial team for the OUP Research Track on Public International Law and a general editor for the (then) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015-2016).


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Chapter (7)

E Methymaki, '"Unity within Diversity"? Commonalities and Differences of International Inspections' in Anne-Laure Chaumette and Christian J Tams (eds), International Inspections (Hague Academy of International Law - Brill 2022) (forthcoming)
E Methymaki and A Ozcelik, 'Europe' in R Geiß and N Melzer (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security (Oxford University Press 2021)
C J Tams and E Methymaki, 'The World Court’s Influence on Contemporary Investment Law' in H Ruiz Fabri and E Stoppioni (eds), International Investment Law: An Analysis of Major Decisions (Hart 2020) (forthcoming)
M Aznar and E Methymaki, 'Article 2 ' in A Zimmermann and CJ Tams (eds), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2019)

Journal Article (1)

E Methymaki, 'Declaration Under Security Council Resolution 9 (1946)' (2021) Oxford University Press Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (forthcoming)

Internet Publication (2)

Edited Book (2)

Robin Geiss, Nils Melzer, James Devaney and E Methymaki (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the International Law of Global Security (Oxford University Press 2021)
ISBN: 9780198827276
A Zimmermann, CJ Tams, F Boos and E Methymaki (eds), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (3rd edn Oxford University Press 2019)

Review (1)

E Methymaki, 'Irmgard Marboe, Calculation of Compensation and Damages in International Investment Law (2nd edn, OUP 2017)' (2019) European Yearbook of International Economic Law [Review] (forthcoming)

Other (2)

E Methymaki and L Bartels, 'Mexico-Tax Measures on Soft Drinks and Other Beverages, WT/DS308' (2019) 181 ILR (forthcoming)
E Methymaki and L Bartels, 'Peru- Additional Duty on Import of Certain Agricultural Products, WT/DS457' (2017) 171 ILR 497

Case Note (5)

Research programmes

Research Interests

Public International Law; International Dispute Settlement; International Organizations; Global Security; International Economic Law; Law of Treaties; Theory of International Law; Human Rights Law

Research projects