Dr Efthymios Papastavridis is a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Law of the Sea at the Faculty of Law of Oxford University. He is also a Part-Time Lecturer in Public International Law at the Democritus University of Thrace, a Research Fellow at the Academy of Athens and a Fellow of Athens Public International Law Center, University of Athens. He has also been a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Athens and a Visiting Fellow at the Refugee Law Initiative of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Dr Papastavridis has read law at the University of Athens and University College London. In 2009 he was awarded a PhD in Public International Law from University College London. He has taught international law at University College London, Westminster University, University of Athens and the University of Oxford. He has consulted the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues of law of the sea as well as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on transnational organized crime at sea and the UNHCR on questions concerning rescue at sea. In 2012 Dr Papastavridis was appointed Director of the Centre for Research Studies of the Hague Academy of International Law.