UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Danae Azaria

Dr Danae Azaria

Associate Professor

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Oct 2012

Research summary

Dr Azaria is a public international lawyer with publications in the field of international economic law, international energy law, law of the sea, international dispute settlement, the law of treaties and State responsibility. 


Her current research focuses on The Silence of States in International Law for which she has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) (€1,5 million). As part of this research, Dr Azaria explores the effects of State silence on international law-making (all sources of international law), State responsibility and international dispute settlement, including the non-appearance of States before international courts and tribunals. 


Her existing research has dealt with the intersection between international economic law, especially energy trade, and State responsibility: countermeasures, national security and international dispute settlement. She has a continuing research interest in the International Law Commission: all aspects of its work, its function in international law-making, its working methods, as well as its relationship with governments and the International Court of Justice.

Teaching summary


Public International Law (law of treaties, international dispute settlement and 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
PhD, Law | 2013
University College London
LLM, Public International Law | 2006
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dip., International Studies - (Peace Keeping) | 2004
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
LLB, Law | 2003


Danae Azaria is the author of the monograph, Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures (OUP, Oxford Monographs of International Law, 2015), which was awarded the 2016 Paul Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law

In 2019, Dr Azaria was awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) (€1,5 million) for her research on The Silence of States in International Law.

Since 2016, she has been an expert of the UK government delegation in the Sixth Committee of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly regarding the International Law Commission's work. Since 2019, she is a UN consultant training government officials in the UN Regional International Law courses (law of the sea; law of treaties).

She holds prestigious visiting positions including as: Senior Humboldt Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019-2021); Senior Fellow, ‘KFG-The International Rule of Law’ (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019); Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge, 2016).

Dr Azaria is an advocate of the Athens Bar Association, and collaborates with law firms and numerous governmental departments (in the UK and abroad), international and non-governmental organisations.