Andreas Hadjigeorgiou


Andreas is a dedicated legal practitioner and theorist with an interdisciplinary perspective. As a member of the ‘Human Rights Committee’ and the ‘International and European Law Committee’ of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2020, Andreas has consistently demonstrated his commitment to advancing the legal field. 

His dedication to the legal profession has recently been recognized when he was announced as a finalist for the ‘Young European Lawyer Contest 2022’. This highly prestigious award is a testament to Andreas’s hard work and expertise in the field. As a result, he has been able to offer unique approaches to legal cases, combining his understanding of international and European law with a deep understanding of human rights.

  • Sep 2008 – Jun 2012 University of Surrey, UK Double LL.B in ‘Law with International Studies’ 4-year program, collaboration between School of Law and Department of Politics) Degree Grade: Second Class, Upper Division (2:1) Thesis Grade: 80% (First Class)
  • Oct 2012 – Oct 2013 University of Vienna, LL.M Master of Laws in ‘Legal Theory’ – Austria Organized by the European Academy of Legal Theory Degree Grade: Awarded with Distinction Thesis Grade: 1 / A
  • Sep 2014 – Jan 2021 University of Antwerp, PhD Candidate in Law – Belgium Double PhD in collaboration with the University of Groningen (below) Supervisor(s): George Pavlakos; Kristof Van Assche; Koen De Feyter; Andreas Taki
  • Sep 2017 – Jan 2021 University of Groningen, PhD Candidate in Philosophy – Netherlands Double PhD in collaboration with the University of Antwerp (above) Supervisor: Pauline Westerman (Successfully defended on the 7th of January 2021)
  • February 2020 Cypriot Bar Exam – Grade: 750/1000
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘The Legacy of Sir Henry Maine in the 21st Century’ (2020) 34 Noesis (Issue: The Philosophy of Customary Law) 159-193
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘Republic of Cyprus: A Right to (Gender) Equality?’ (2020) 32(1) Cyprus Review (Issue: Gender in Cyprus: Equality, Rights, and Beyond) 327-347
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘The Enforcement of School Disciplinary Measures as ‘Internal Administrative Measures’ through the prism of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (‘Η Επιβολή Μέτρων Σχολικής Πειθαρχίας ως «Μέτρα Εσωτερικής Διοίκησης» υπό το πρίσμα της Διεθνούς Σύμβασης για τα Δικαιώματα του Παιδιού’) (2022) 3 Cyprus Law Review
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘Beyond Formalism: Reviving the Legacy of Sir Henry Maine for the Philosophy of Customary International Law’ in P Merkouris, J Kammerhofer and N Arajavi (eds), The Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Customary International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022)
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘The Oxford Jurisprudence Circle: A Lost Legacy on (Customary) International Law’ in K Gorobets, A Hadjigeorgiou and P Westerman (eds), Conceptual (Re)constructions of International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022)
  • Hadjigeorgiou Andreas, ‘Hate speech and Hate Crimes in the Cypriot Legal Order: Overview and Critic’ (‘Ρητορική και Εγκλήματα Μίσους στη Κυπριακή Έννομη Τάξη: Ανασκόπηση και Κριτική’) (2023, forthcoming) Cyprus Law Review
  • 19 September 2020

    Workshop Instructor, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus
    Cyprus Summer School: ‘EU Law and Governance in Populist Times’ (EU-POP)
    Workshop title: ‘The Right to Equality as a Legal Tool against Extreme Right-Wing’ (2 hours)

  • Oct 2020 – Jan 2022

    Adjunct Lecturer, Frederick University Cyprus
    ‘International Organisations – Law 222’
    ‘International Protection of Human Rights – Law 224’
    ‘Public International Law – Law 203’
    ‘Family Law – Law 201’
    ‘English Legal Terminology – Law 107’
    ‘Business and Bankruptcy Law – Law 405’

  • Jan 2022 – Present

    Adjunct/Visiting Lecturer, University of Cyprus Cyprus
    ‘Policing and Human Rights – AST004