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 (countermeasures, national security and international dispute settlement). She has published extensively on and has a continuing research interest in the International Law Commission: all aspects of its work, its function, its working methods, as well as its relationship with governments and the International Court of Justice.


Her current research focuses on The Silence of States in International Law and is funded by a Starting Grant of 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, including the non-appearance of States before international courts and tribunals. 

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

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 Lawco-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) (hereherehere and here) received UCL’s prestigious Global Engagement funding (three times) and was presented at the UN official commemoration event for the ILC’s 70th Anniversary.


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 prestigious 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).