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Dr Ermioni Xanthopoulou

Dr Ermioni Xanthopoulou
Senior Lecturer in Law


Ermioni is a lecturer in law with an expertise in the EU's area of freedom, security and justice and particularly in EU criminal, migration and asylum law and human rights. She conducted her doctoral research at King's College London, between 2012-2017, with a scholarship of the Centre of European Law. Before joining Brunel, Ermioni was a lecturer in law at the University of Hertfordshire for three years. During her doctoral studies at KCL, Ermioni was also a visiting lecturer at London School of Economics. She also volunteered at Amnesty International and completed her Legal Practice Training in Greece. She has presented at international conferences and her article, 'Mutual Trust and Rights in EU Criminal and Asylum Law: Three Phases of Evolution and the Unchartered Territory beyond Blind Trust', was awarded the 2017 Common Market Law Review Prize for young academics.  


Fellow in Higher Education Academy, BEEC Brunel University London Oct. 2018 - July 2019

Ph.D. in Law, King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law      Oct. 2012 – July 2017

Fully funded by the Centre of European Law Scholarship.

LL.M. (European Law, achieved Distinction)University of Surrey Oct. 2010 – Sept. 2011

Erasmus Exchange Study, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2009

LL.B. (52 modules), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece Oct. 2005 – Jul. 2010


Module convenor for Criminal law LX1601. 

Deputy Director of Social Media and Web Marketing. 

Athens Refugee Project Assistant. 

Newest selected publications

Xanthopoulou, E. and Konstadinides, T. (2020) 'International Fight against Impunity and EU Counter-Terrorism Law: The Case of Foreign Terrorist Fighters', in Marin, L. and Montaldo, S. (eds.) The Fight Against Impunity in EU law. London : Hart. pp. 279 - 298. ISBN 10: 1-5099-2687-9. ISBN 13: 9781509926879.

Book chapter

Xanthopoulou, E. (2020) 'Fundamental Rights and Mutual Trust in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: A Role for Proportionality?'. London: Hart Publishing. ISSN 13: 9781509922253


Xanthopoulou, E. (2018) 'Mutual trust and rights in EU criminal and asylum law: Three phases of evolution and the uncharted territory beyond blind trust'. Common Market Law Review, 55 (2). pp. 489 - 509. ISSN: 0165-0750 Open Access Link

Journal article

Xanthopoulou, E. (2015) 'The Quest for Proportionality for European Arrest Warrant and Fundamental Rights Protection in a Mutual Recognition Environment'. New Journal of European Criminal Law, 6 (1). pp. 32 - 52. ISSN: 2032-2844 Open Access Link

Journal article
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