Dr Nikos Vogiatzis PhD, LLM

Lecturer in Law Law


Personal Statement

Nikos joined the University of Liverpool as a Lecturer in Law in September 2013. His research and teaching interests are in the following areas: EU Administrative and Constitutional Law (notably access to documents and the right to good administration, human rights, Union citizenship, the provisions on democratic principles); the Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (notably institutional and admissibility matters, the reform of the Court, and political rights); avenues of extra-judicial redress, with particular interest in the European Ombudsman; questions of contemporary governance (especially transparency, openness, and accountability) (see Publications for further details).

Nikos' first monograph was published in 2017, and is titled 'The European Ombudsman and Good Administration in the European Union' (Palgrave Macmillan, 'European Administrative Governance' series 2017). This is a broadly revised and updated version of his PhD thesis awarded in early 2014 - without corrections - by the Law School, University of Hull. Nikos is on research leave during the first semester of 17/18, and is mainly working towards the completion of a research project on the independence of the European Court of Auditors, on the basis of a grant jointly awarded by the Historical Archives of the EU and the European Court of Auditors.

In 2007 he completed an LLM in EU Law at ULB, Brussels and in 2005 he graduated from the Law School, University of Athens with an LLB. In addition, he has received a 'Certificate in Professional Studies in L&T in HE' by the University of Liverpool, following which he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also a member of the Athens Bar Association (since 2008). Nikos attended the EUI Summer School in EU Law twice (2011, 2012). He has been a referee for 'Journal of Common Market Studies' and 'European Public Law'.

He was a visiting fellow at Deusto Law School in Bilbao (fall 2015), a visiting scholar at the Centre for European Law and Governance at Cardiff University (fall 2016) and a visiting researcher at the Historical Archives of the European Union at the European University Institute (fall/ winter 2016-2017).

Prizes or Honours

  • € 5,000 Grant (Historical Archives of the European Union/ European Court of Auditors, 2016)
  • £ 1,000 Santander Grant (Santander/ University of Liverpool, 2015)
  • Full PhD Scholarship (University of Hull, 2010)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Visiting scholar (Centre for European Law and Governance, Cardiff University, 2016)
  • Visiting fellow (University of Deusto, Bilbao, 2015)