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Ilias Trispiotis
LLB (Athens) (2008), LLM (UCL) (2009), Advocate (Athens Bar) (2010)
PhD Candidate
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Ilias Trispiotis ( joined the Faculty of Laws as a PhD candidate in 2010. His research interests lie in the fields of human rights, equality law, legal theory, and law and religion. He has previously been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and a Teaching Fellow at UCL.

Ilias's thesis focuses on religious discrimination in Europe. His work has appeared in academic journals such as the Human Rights Law Review, the Columbia Journal of European Law, and the European Human Rights Law Review. He has also participated in various conferences and colloquia including the Religion and Political Theory workshop at the UCL School of Public Policy. He holds an LLM in Public Law and Human Rights from UCL (distinction), an LLB from the University of Athens, and a PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. From March 2014 he is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Areas of Expertise

Human Rights, Employment and Equality, Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Law and Religion

Research Projects

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Research Interests

Comparative Constitutional Law, European Protection of Human Rights, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Legal Theory

UCL Associations/Academic & Professional Memberships
Professional Experience
  • 2010 - 2011: Teaching and Research Assistant, Institute for Human Rights, UCL Faculty of Laws
  • 2011 - 2012: Teaching Fellow, UCL Faculty of Laws
  • 2012 - 2013: Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School
  • 2012 : Reporter for Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, Oxford University Press
Public Engagements & Media Coverage
L’écran noir: Shutting down Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (‘ERT’)
R (Hodkin): A Signal to Rethink Religious Worship
Spot the Differences: How Broad Can Commercial Speech Be?
Ilias's publications include:
Conference Papers
  • Trispiotis, I., Religion through the lens of equality, in Legal and Political Theory Conference, University of Warwick, Department of Politics and International Studies, February 15, 2014
  • Trispiotis, I., Religion in the age of austerity: a social inclusion approach to European human rights law, in Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Robert Gordon University, Law School, April 9-11, 2014.
  • Trispiotis, I., Religion in the workplace: the idea of reasonable accommodation in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in Law and Religion Annual Conference, Cardiff Law School, May 14, 2013
  • Trispiotis, I., Reframing religious toleration in contemporary Europe, in International Conference: Impact of Religion, University of Uppsala, Religion and Society Research Centre, Sweden, May 20-­22, 2013
  • Trispiotis, I., The duty to respect religious feelings: Insights from EU law, in Visiting Scholars Colloquium, Harvard Law School, December 6, 2012
  • Trispiotis, I., The Duty to Respect Religious Feelings: Insights from European Human Rights Law, 19(3) Columbia Journal of European Law 499-552
  • Trispiotis, I., R (Bagdanavicius) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (House of Lords), 519 Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP 2013)
  • Trispiotis, I., Jan Jananaygam v Commonwealth Secretariat (UK Court of Appeals), 1763 Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP 2013)
  • Trispiotis, I., 'ZH' Tanzania v Secretary of State for the Home Department (UK Supreme Court), 1707 Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP 2013)
  • Trispiotis, I., Lights, Camera, Action: The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on Lautsi v. Italy, 12(3) Education Law Journal 41 (2011)
  • Trispiotis, I., 2010. Socio-economic Rights: Legally Enforceable or Just Aspirational? UCL Opticon1826, Vol. 8
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