Syrigos Angelos

PositionAssociate ProfessorFieldInternational Law & Foreign PolicyEmailangelos[ at ]syrigos.grPhone+30 210 9201887 AddressPanteion University 136, Syggrou Avenue, 176 71 Greece


Angelos Syrigos graduated from the Law School of the National University of Athens in 1988. He continued for post-graduates studies in the Faculty of Law of the University of Bristol, England. In 1994 he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of public international law. Since 1991 he is a member of the Law Bar of Athens and practising lawyer in Athens. In August 2012 he has been appointed as Secretary General of Population and Social Cohesion of the Greek Ministry of Interior and he is, obligatory, on a leave from his duties at the University.

He has served as

  1.     Vice-president of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) (2009-2011)
  2.     Secretary for Intercultural Education and Greek Studies Abroad of the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs (2007-2009).
  3.     Legal Advisor to the Greek ministry of Foreigh Affairs (1999-2001 & 2004-2005).
  4.     Director of the International Olympic Truce Centre, a non-governmental organization included in the framework of the Olympic Movement


He has also worked as

  1.  Research Fellow at the Research Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge and he was a Research Associate of Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge (1993-1994)
  2.  Legal Expert to the Council of Europe in two Cooperation Programmes on administrative reforms in the field of human rights protection in Azerbaijan and Montenegro (2000-2003)

His research interests include international law and foreign policy, law of the sea, Greek-Turkish relations, Balkans and minorities.

Courses taught


  1. Diplomatic History 1815-1919
  2. Diplomatic History 1919-1947
  3. Diplomatic and Consular Law
  4. Greek Foreign Policy
  5. Greek-Turkish Relations from Lausanne (1923) until today
  6. Minorities in International Law and International Relations
  7. Theory and Law of International Organizations


  1. Greek Foreign Policy (M.A. in International Law and Diplomatic Studies)

PhD Supervision

  1. Vassilios KOLLAROS, The minority policy of Eleftherios Venizelos
  2. Marina DRYMALITOU, The legal status of the minority foundations (vakif) in Turkey
  3. Maria OIKONOMAKI, New-Ottomanism and Turkish Foreign Policy


Major Publications


  1.     The Status of the Aegean Sea in International Law, Sakkoulas/Bruylant, Athens/Brussels, 1998
  2.     The Annan Plan, [in Greek], Patakis editions, Athens, 2006

Articles & Book Chapters

  1.     “Land-locked States and access to the Sea: The Greek blockade of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, published in 1996 in the Revue Hellenique de Droit International
  2.     “Greek-Turkish problems and the International Court of Justice”, at Greece and Turkey after the End of the Cold War ed. by Yiallourides & Tsakonas, Melissa publications, New York, 2001
  3.    “Cyprus and the EU: sovereign state, negotiations and objections from an international law point of view”, at Cyprus and the European Union, ed. by Theophanous & Peristianis, Intercollege Press, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1999
  4. “Nei Balcani-Regione anche gli Albanesi potranno unirsi”, Limes-Rivista Italiana di geopolitica, 2001-2, σελ. 133-14,
  5.     “The Refah Partisi case in the ECHR” [in Greek], Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou [Application of Public Law], ΙΕ, Vol. I, Athens 2002, p.p. 153-167
  6.     “Legal aspects concerning the Iraq invasion” [in Greek], Armenopoulos, Vol. 24, Thessaloniki, 2003, p.p. 157-166
    Minorities in Turkey, study for the Greek Ministry of Defence, Athens, July 2003
  7.     “Grèce Turquie: 1945-2003: 58 ans- 67 traités”, in La Grèce dans le sud-est européen: enjeux régionaux et perspectives, Mésogeios-Méditerranée, Vol. 22-23, Hêrodotos, Paris, 2004, σελ. 115-136
  8.     “Legal aspects concerning the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles” [in Greek], in Parthenon-restitution of the sculptures from a historical, cultural and legal perspective, edition Sideris, Athens, 2004, Athens, 2004, p.p. 266-279
  9.     “The legal regime of Muslim religious foundations (Vakif) in Greece”, in Vakif Sepozyumu Kitabi, [Volume on the Foundation Symposium], editions T.C. Başbakanlik Vakiflar Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara, 2004
  10.     “Re-opening of Halki’s Theological School: “an empty tunic”?”, Annual Volume of the Insitute of International Relations 2005,
  11.     “Developments on the interdiction of ships on the High Seas” στον συλλογικό τόμο Unresolved Issues and New Challenges to the Law of the Sea, εκδόσεις Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 2006