Elena Katselli Proukaki


Dr Elena Katselli Proukaki is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Newcastle Law School (United Kingdom), which she joined as a lecturer in 2005. Elena studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where she graduated in 1997. After training and qualifying as a lawyer in Cyprus and becoming member of the Cyprus Bar Council, she worked as an associate in the law firm of Michael Kyprianou & Associates during which time she worked on a number of high profile criminal cases (1997-1998 and 1998-1999). She subsequently embarked into post-graduate studies at the University of Durham obtaining a Master of Laws in International and European Legal Studies (2000) and, after being awarded a full scholarship by the Department of Law, a Doctorate in Public International Law (2005). Her doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Professor Colin Warbrick, was published by Routledge: Francis & Taylor Group (2010) and was re-printed in paperback format in 2011. The book is entitled The Problem of Enforcement in International Law: Countermeasures, the Non-injured State and the Idea of International Community and was considered for the Paul Guggenheim Prize 2011 awarded by the Institut de Droit, Geneva.

The British Indian Ocean Territory and the rules-based order
The British Indian Ocean Territory and the rules-based order
In claiming sovereignty over Chagos, London privileges Western interests. And breaks international law.