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Grigoris I. Tsaltas

Professor of International Law
 
Rector of Panteion University

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136, Sygrou Avenue; 176 71 Athens
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DESKoi 
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C14

 

Biographical Note

Grigoris I. Tsaltas, born in Athens, is Professor of International Law, teaches International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law of and International Law of Development. Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKEPEK), Vice-president of the Association Internationale du droit de l’urbanisme (AIDRU), Vice-president of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Member of the Board of the Institute of the Aegean of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Jean Monnet Chair Holder (European Union and Developing Countries), President of the UNESCO Attica Club, Member of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer, visitor Professor of the University of Madrid (I.C.A.D.E.), Member of the Editorial Board of the Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law and NMIOTC MIO Journal.

He holds a Doctorat D’Etat en Droit (uninanimously excellent) in International Law from the University of Legal and Economic Sciences of Nice, a Masters’ Degree from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales of the University of Nice, a Masters’ Degree in Public International Law specializing in the Law of Development from Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement of the University of Nice and a Degree in Political Science from Panteion University of Social and Political Science.

His research interests contain: policies and international law of development, international law and international policy of environmental protection, international law of the sea, European policies of environmental protection, geography in international studies.

Courses taught

Undergraduate

  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Law of Development
  • International Law of the Environment
  • Geography in International Studies
  • European Policies of Environmental Protection

Graduate

  • International Law and Institutions of Development
  • Geography of Poverty and Underdevelopment
  • International Law of the Environment: Special Issues
  • UN actions for Sustainable Development
  • National and European Policies of Development Collaboration
  • Energy Policy and Sustainable Development

PhD Supervision

  • Bourtzis Tilemaxos: “The institution of Marine Scientific Research in the Modern Law of the Sea: the case of Greece. Relevant Problems and Particularities of the Aegean Sea”
  • Rodotheatos Yerasimos: “International Legal Status of Artificial Islands and Structures. Creation, Use and Decommissioning. A Legal Approach”
  • Mavrogenis Stavros: International Law and Climate Change Policy: the adaptation Framework and its Implementation in the case of the Small Island Developing States
  • Paspati Erifyli: “International Climate Change Policy and Law: Major Emitters (EU, USA, China, India) and their Role in the Evolution of the International Climate Change Regime”
  • Mavropoulou Sofia: “Civil protection's structure and implementation in the European Union and in Greece. Systems' formation and decisions' formation and implementation to deal with crisis".
  • Koulaxis Konstantinos: “The role of N.G.O’s in the shape of a sustainable and unified European Environmental Policy. The case of the Greek N.G.O.’s.”

Major Publications

Books

  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., International Law of the Sea- Common Heritage of Mankind, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1984.
  • Samiotis, G. D., Tsaltas, Gr., I., The International Protection of the Environment, Volume I, International Policies and the Environmental Law, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1990.
  • Grigoriou, P., Samiotis, G. D., Tsaltas, Gr., I., The United Nations Conference (Rio de Janeiro) of Environment and Development, Legal and Institutional Dimensions, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1993.
  • Grigoriou, P., Tsaltas, Gr., I., European Community Strategies on the Environment, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1994.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., the International Status of the Seas and the Oceans, Volume I, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., the International Status of the Seas and the Oceans, Volume I, II, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing) Africa and Sustainable Development: the Last Worldwide Challenge, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing- presentation) Johannesburg 2002: the Environment after the Conference of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing- presentation) Sustainable Development and the Environment: The Insular Area in the 21st Century, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2004.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., (editing-presentation) Environment and Marine Space: Developments and Prospects in the Protection Policy and Management of Marine Environment. International and European Perspective, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing) Environment and Marine Transportations: In search of a sustainable mobility. Planning and implementation of Interventions for maritime transportations and the environmental protection in the European Union, the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe., I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2008.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing- presentation) Climate Change: The Environment after the UN Conference in Bali, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Katsibardis, K., (editing- presentation) International Climate Policy: the road to Copenhagen, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Platias, Ch., (editing-presentation) The Union for the Mediterranean Political Visions and Aquatic Stories: Environmental Challenges for the Marine Space, Thita Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., The Phenomenon of Development and the Third World: Policies and International Law of Development, New updated version, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 2010.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Platias, Ch., (editing) European Union and the Environment, an Anatomy of a Common European Policy, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2010 

Articles & Book Chapters (Greek, English, French)

  • Straits used for International Navigation and the New Law of the Sea, in Ch. Rozakis and C. Stefanou (edit.), The New Law of the Sea, North-Holland Publ., 1983 (pp. 57-68).
  • The status of the continental shelf according to the New Convention (1982) on the Law of the Sea and the Greek Interests, (in Greek) in International Law and International Policy, Paratiritis Publishers, December 1984 (pp.191-203).
  • The Legal Status of the Aegean Sea in Cyprus Law Review, Asselia Publishing House, Nicosia, June 1987 (pp 2789-2801)
  • The right to Development as a Human Right, in Annals 1986, Maragopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens 1988, (pp 233-253).
  • The United Nations’ Contribution to the Codification and Evolution of the International Law of the Sea, in Modern Issues, May 1988 (pp 95-100).
  • The role of the Red Cross International Committee during armed conflicts. The New International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1989 (pp 151-159)
  • The role of postcolonial societies in the shape of a new international human order, article in the Honorary Volume of the Cyprus Center of Studies, 1991, (pp 193-199).
  • Third Generation Human Rights in Europe and in Africa, in Human Rights in Europe and in Africa, Maragopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, Hellenic University Publications 1992 (pp68-77).
  • The Declaration of Rio on the Environment and Development in Public Policy for the Environment, Minutes of the Convention of the National Centre for Public Administration, Corfu, January 1993, (pp20-25).
  • Peoples’ rights: the rights of solidarity. General Approach in Perrakis St. (editing) Peoples’ and minorities’ rights- A in evolution, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1993 (pp55-61).
  • The Greek positions during United Nations’ Third Conference on the Law of the Sea, in Perrakis St. (editing) The Aegean Sea and the New Law of the Sea, Greek Centre of European Studies in collaboration with the Institute of the Aegean of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, island of Rhodes, December 1994, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1996 (pp. 39-49).
  • Le plateau continental et le différend greco-turc en mer Egée in Etudes Helléniques, Automne 1996, (pp.121-139).
  • Greek-Turkish differences through the Law of the Sea, in Yearbook of the Institute of International Relations, 1997, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 1997 (pp 111-116)
  • The contribution to the spread of a unique European experience on peaceful collaboration and solidarity between people, in Eirmos, Issue 2, 1998.
  • The modernization of the International Law- An immediate international political necessity, in Geopolitics, Issue 6, April 2000.
  • The usefulness of the International Court as means of resolving Greek- Turkish Differences, ELIAMEP, in Review of 2000 Defence and Foreign Affairs Policy, the Greek- Turkish relations 1999-2000, Kouloumpis Th., Dokos Th. (editing)
  • L’Occident, le système de sécurité internationale et la méditerranée orientale dans la deuxième moitié du 20ème siècle, in Revue internationale d’Histoire Militaire, No 79, Commission Hellénique d’Histoire Militaire, Athènes, 2001.
  • The 2002 United Nations’ report on Human Development and its messages, In Yearbook of the Institute of International Relations 2001-2002, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, (pp 249-255)
  • The question of the continental shelf, in Perrakis St., (editing) The Aegean Sea: Evolutions and perspectives of resolving Greek- Turkish Problems. Minutes of the Journey on June 3rd, 2002, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, 2003, (pp 13-28)
  • From the UN Conference of Environment and Development to Johannesburg’s Political Declaration on Sustainable Development, in Tsaltas Gr., (editing) Johannesburg 2002: the Environment after the Conference of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development, Minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003. (pp37-42)
  • Free Zones and Maritime Transport in the European Community Law: the Case of the Port of Thessaloniki (in collaboration with P. Siousouras and I. Seimenis), Aegean Working Papers, Issue 2, 2004
  • The Agenda 21 and Local Administration: the implementation of development’s sustainable dimension in local societies, in Tsaltas Gr., Katsibardis K., (editing) Sustainability and the Environment. The European and national perspective, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2004 (pp. 101-107)
  • The institutional mechanism regarding the implementation of provisions and special arrangements of the Montego Bay Convention (1982) on the Law of the Sea, in Perrakis St., (editing) The Treaty on the Law of the Sea Implementations and Evolutions, 20 years after its signature. I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2005
  • Insular areas in the international system- Human Environment and Sustainable Approach. The Barbados Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, in Tsaltas Gr., (editing) Sustainable Development and the Environment: the Insular Area in the 21st Century, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2005 (pp 67-76)
  • The historical evolution of the notion of development through the action and the institutional contribution of the United Nations in Perrakis St., (editing) 60 Years of United Nations I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The definition of piracy through the Montego Bay Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982), in Perrakis, St., Tsaltas, Gr., (editing) Security and Piracy in the High Seas: A contemporary legal approach through the Montego Bay Convention on the Law of the Sea, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • Perspectives of implementing an integrated International Plan on the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States. From the Barbados Conference (1994) to the Mauritius Conference (2005), in Perrakis, St., (editing), International Studies Publications 3, International Community on the move: Contribution to the memory of Georgios Tenekidis, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2006
  • The right to development: a new, contemporary perspective/ view, in Perrakis, St., (editing) Global Governance: International Law and International Relations in the dawn of the 21st Century, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2006.
  • International Cooperation and management and protection system of the marine environment of the regional seas, in Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., (editing) Environment and Marine Space: Developments and Prospects in the Protection Policy and Management of Marine Environment, International and European Perspective. Minutes of the Congress I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The principle of the sustainable development from International and European Environmental Law to Article 24 of the Constitution: in Giannakouros, G., Kremlis, G., Siouti, Gl., (editing) The implementation of European Environmental Law in Greece 1986- 2006, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The Notions of Soft Security and the Environment in the development of Greek- Turkish Relations in the Aegean Sea, in Middle East Forum, Issue 6, University of the Aegean, December, 2007.
  • L’ aspect géostratégique de la Méditerranée: Le cas particulier de l’application des principes de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer par les États Côtiers, in Institut Hellénique de Droit International et Étranger, Revue Hellénique de Droit International, publ. Sakkoulas, Athens-Thessaloniki, 2008.
  • The international status of marine environment management and protection. The promotion of an international and regional cooperation as a precondition of implementing a universal framework of protecting the marine environment; the particular case of enclosed or semi-enclosed seas, in Tsaltas, Gr., I., (editing) Environment and Marine Transportations: In search of a sustainable mobility. Planning and implementation of Interventions for maritime transportations and the environmental protection in the European Union, the Mediterranean and South- Eastern Europe., I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2008 (pp 85-91)
  • The institutional framework for the development of international cooperation in the field of sea pollution in regional seas: the cases of the East Asian and the South China Seas, (σε συνεργασία με Μ. Κλάδη-Ευσταθοπούλου), in Nikitakos N., Dourmas G. (edit.), EU – East and South Asia. Trade, Investment, Logistics and E-Business, publ. I. Sideris, Athens, 2009, (pp. 287-301).
  • The UN Conference Bali Action Plan, in Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(editing) Climate Change: The Environment after the UN Conference in Bali, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009 (pp 219-230).
  • The Road to Copenhagen: The 14th Conference on the United Nations Framework- Convention on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland- December 2008, in Tsaltas, Gr., I., Katsibardis, K.,(editing) International Climate Policy: the road to Copenhagen, I. Sideris Publishing House, Minutes of the Journey, Athens, 2009 (pp 97-104).
  • The right to food: the role of the United Nations to the promotion of a universal strategy for combating hunger and malnutrition, in Tsaltas, Gr., (editing) The right to food. World food crisis and the environment, minutes of the Journey, Kalokathis Publishing House, Athens, 2009 (pp 57-68).
  • The question of climate change and the relevant debate in the United Nations prior to the UN Conference in Bali, in Perrakis, St., (editing), Contemporary Views on legal and political aspects of International Organization- International Institutions, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2009.
  • La protection de l’environnement pendant les conflits armés: les défis contemporains, στο: Perrakis, St., Marouda, M., D., (eds.), Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law. 150 years after Solferino. Aquis and Prospects, Ant N. Sakkoulas, Bruylant, Athènes, Bruxelles, 2009.
  • Maritime Zones of National Jurisdiction in Western Balkans, in Perrakis, St., (editing) Views in the Contemporary scene/scenery of the Western Balkans, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009
  • (another) Small Step for Man. The Need for Promotion of Ethics on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (in collaboration with Rodotheatos, G.,) in 3rd Environmental Policy and Management Conference “In Search of Ethics in Politics: Aspects and Problems of Bioethics and Environmental Ethics & Philosophy”, Mytilene, Lesvos Island.
  • Maritime Interdiction Operations: A View through International Law Lens, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., NMIOTC MIO JOURNAL, 2nd is., November 2010 http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/nmiotc/files/NMIOTCjournal.pdf
  • Artificial Islands and Structures as a Means of Safeguarding State Sovereignty against Sea Level Rise. A Law of the Sea Perspective, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., Bourtzis, T., 6th ABLOS Conference Contentious Issues in UNCLOS - Surely Not?, International Hydro graphic Bureau, Monaco, 25-27 October 2010 http://www.gmat.unsw.edu.au/ablos/ABLOS10Folder/S2P3-P.pdf