JUR Center for International Courts
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Achilles Skordas studied law at the University of Athens, Greece, and was awarded the PhD in Law (Dr. jur.) by the Goethe-University in Frankfurt-am-Main. His research focuses on international law in the era of world society.Within this framework, his main areas of interest are the following:
- dispute settlement and international security
- formal and informal law of force
- migration law and policy
- international law and power
Achilles was awarded a Marie Curie fellowiship in 2016, and he is currently conducting research at iCourts on a project with the theme 'International Court of Justice and the preservation of peace in the 21st century: Global governance in action'. The project expores the ICJ as World Court, whose function is not limited to the settlement of narrowly framed inter-state disputes, but extends in the area of preservation of peace and global governance.
Achilles Skordas has taught international law at the Universities of Athens and Bristol, and has advised the Greek Parliament on international legal issues for fifteen years. He has been Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Leibniz Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, CLPE Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Visiting Professor at the University Paris XII, and member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Welsh Centre of International Affairs in Cardiff.