Eleni Methymaki

Department Lecturer in Public International Law


Eleni is Departmental Lecturer in Public International Law and a (part-time) DPhil in Law candidate, her research focusing on the role of domestic law in international adjudication. She was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Public International Law (2019-2020) in Oxford, and 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 have been generously supported by the Law Foundation at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and she is supervised by Professor Catherine Redgwell and Professor 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).

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 & programmes

Public International Law Research Group