UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Danae Azaria

Dr Danae Azaria

Associate Professor

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Mar 2012

Research summary

Dr Azaria is a public international lawyer. Her research has dealt with the intersection between international economic law, especially energy trade, and State responsibility. She has published extensively on and has a continuing research interest in the International Law Commission.


Her current research focuses on The Silence of States in International Law and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Dr Azaria explores the effects of State silence on the sources of international law, State responsibility and international dispute settlement. 

Dr Azaria supervises and welcomes PhD candidates in the field of public international law.

Teaching summary


Public International Law (treaties, dispute settlement, state responsibility)



Law of Treaties (convenor)

International Energy Law (convenor)

 Law of the Sea (convenor)


Dr Azaria has been nominated on numerous occasion for the Outstanding Teaching Awarded of the UCL Union. 


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2013
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Laws | 2006
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma | 2004
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
First Degree, Bachelor of Laws | 2003


Dr Azaria’s monograph Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures (OUP 2015) received the 2016 Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law. She is the Book Reviews editor of the British Yearbook of International Lawa member of the Advisory Panel on Public International Law of the British Institute on International and Comparative Law (BIICL), co-Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Submarine Pipelines and Cables, and trains government officials in the regional courses on international law of the United Nations (UN) (Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia and the Pacific).


Her research on the International Law Commission (ILC) received UCL’s Global Engagement funding (three times) and has been presented at the UN. In 2019, Dr Azaria was awarded, as Principal Investigator, Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) funding her research on State Silence (2020-2025).


She has held visiting positions including, as Senior Fellow, 'KFG - The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?' (2019), Senior Humboldt Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University, 2019-2021); Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge, 2016).