Danae Azaria

Global Fellow Danae Azaria

Danae Azaria

Senior Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom/Greece

Danae Azaria is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), and the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council (ERC) grant on State Silence. She holds degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School (undergraduate law degree), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School (LLM in international law) and UCL (LLM and PhD in public international law). She held the prestigious scholarship of the Academy of Athens for her PhD studies.

She is a laureate of the Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law (2017) for her first book Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures (OUP 2015). In addition to her scholarship on international energy law and State responsibility, she has written widely in the field of international law, inter alia on the International Law Commission (including about its modern function as an interpreter, and its working methods), the law of treaties (interpretation, provisional application, withdrawal, secrecy), law of the sea, international investment law, the intersection between trade and security, and acquiescence. Her research has appeared in journals including the European Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, International and Community Law Review, Cambridge International Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, AJIL Unbound, British Yearbook of International Law (forthcoming).

She is the Book Reviews editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Submarine Pipelines and Cables, member of the ILA Committee on Use of Force by Invitation, and member of the Advisory Panel of Public International Law of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). She has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2023), Senior Humboldt Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019-2021), Visiting Professor at the University of Trento (2022), Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for Public International Law (University of Cambridge, 2016), Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of International and Public Law (2013).

She is on the EU's list of potential Arbitrators and Experts on Trade and Sustainable Development in the EU’s bilateral disputes under trade agreements with third States. She regularly advises international organizations and governments on issues of public international law, trains government officials, including in the regional courses on international law of the United Nations, and her lecture on State Silence has been included in the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law.

As Senior Global Research Fellow at The Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law in 2023-2024, Danae will work on her book manuscript entitled The Silence of States in International Law (forthcoming OUP). This book analyses the conditions under which State silence may have legal meaning, as acceptance or as opposition, in the fields of international law-making, State responsibility and international dispute settlement, and proposes a framework for understanding the reasoning behind attributing any and a particular legal meaning to State silence.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: State Silence in International Law