Emmanuel Giakoumakis

DPhil Law (Part-time)


Emmanuel is a part-time DPhil in Law candidate at the Faculty of Law (member of St. Antony’s College) working for an international law firm in London. He previously worked as the legal advisor (référendaire) to the former President of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, H.E. Judge Yusuf. His research focuses on the operation of equitable considerations in the assessment of damages in the framework of customary international law, under the supervision of Professor Catherine Redgwell.

Emmanuel holds an LL.B. (distinction) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an LL.M. (distinction) with specialisation in international law from the University of Cambridge, for which he was awarded a scholarship from Clare College. He has also studied international law at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2013) and the University of Strasbourg (2014). In 2014, he was awarded the Diploma in International Law and Comparative Human Rights Law from the Institut International des Droits de l’Homme. He has given seminars at the Hague Academy of International Law (2020 Winter Session) and the Institut International des Droits de l’Homme (2018 Session).

Emmanuel is a qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Greece. He has considerable dispute settlement experience in the private sector, advising sovereign States and corporations in a wide range of public international law issues, including investment arbitration, the law of treaties and State responsibility, human rights, and international dispute resolution. As the legal advisor to the President of the ICJ, he worked on more than 20 inter-State disputes and advised on the administration of the Court and questions under the UN Charter. Prior to his position at the ICJ, he worked on domestic and EU law cases before the Greek supreme courts (2015) and as a trainee lawyer at the legal department of the Liaison Office between the Council of Europe and the European Union, in Brussels (2014).


Research Interests

Public international law; International Dispute Settlement; International Responsibility; International Economic Law; Law of Treaties; Theory of International Law.

Research projects & programmes

Public International Law Research Group