Dr Demetra Loizou

Dr Demetra Loizou

Dr Demetra Loizou is a Lecturer in International Law and Legal Skills at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus. She teaches Lawyers’ Skills and Personal Development, Legal Research and Reasoning Skills and Personal Development, Introduction to Academic Study: Written Assessments, Foundations of English and Cypriot Law, Legal System on the LLB and International Criminal Law and Security and Transnational Regulation of Terrorism on the LLM. Demetra is also a licenced legal professional. She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar Association in 2008.

Demetra holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol, an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In her doctoral thesis, she explored the establishment and early jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court, focusing on the substantive law-making potential of the Court. Her main areas of expertise are international criminal law, international humanitarian law and human rights law. Demetra’s research interest also include legal reasoning and approaches to interpretation. As a practising lawyer, Demetra specialises in corporate law, shipping law, family law, and migration. She also has a keen interest in election observation and social mediation and has undertaken specialised training with respect to both. She completed the HREA Election Observation e-learning course and recently she attended a two-day workshop entitled ‘Social Mediation in Practice’ at UCLan Cyprus.

In addition to her professional experience as a practising lawyer, Demetra has also worked for the International Criminal Court (Visiting Professional), the European Commission (Short-Term Election Observer) and Aegis Trust (Banyan SOAS Advocate). Currently, she a Contributor to the online database ‘Oxford International Organizations’ (Oxford University Press). At the same time, Demetra is also a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at SOAS.