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 with publications on the intersection between international economic law and State responsibility, the law of treaties, as well as on 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 supervises and welcomes PhD candidates in the field of public international law.

Teaching summary

Undergraduate (LLB)

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

Graduate (LLM)

Law of Treaties (convenor)

International Energy Law (convenor)

Law of the Sea (convenor)

Dr Azaria is often nominated for UCL's Outstanding Teaching Awards.


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 Danae Azaria is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), and the Director of State Silence funded by a Grant of the European Research Council. She is a laureate of the Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law (2017), the Book Reviews editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Submarine Pipelines and Cables, and member of the ILA Committee on Use of Force by Invitation. She is a member of the Advisory Panel of Public International Law of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and has held prestigious Visiting Professorships and Fellowships including as Senior Humboldt Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019-2021), and as Visiting Professor at the University of Trento (2022).

She is on the EU's list of potential Arbitrators and Experts on Trade and Sustainable Development in the EU’s bilateral disputes under trade agreements with third States. She regularly advises international organizations and governments on issues of public international law, and trains government officials, including in the regional courses on international law of the United Nations. She is a Mentor in ASIL's Women in International Law Mentoring Program.