Vassilis joined the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice in 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Law. He holds a PhD on Public International Law from the European University Institute, where he also did a Master on Legal Research. Before the European University Institute he studied European Politics at the College of Europe (MA in European Politics) and Public International Law at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA). Vassilis did his main studies in Law (undergraduate) at the University of Athens and is qualified with the Athens' Bar. In the past, he has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School and a Grotius Fellow for one academic year at the University of Michigan Law School.
Vassilis is a general international law lawyer with a special interest in human rights protection. He has published in various areas, including theory of general international law, European human rights law and the interaction between the two -with emphasis on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights. Vassilis has provided advice to a number of private entities on matters of public international law and human rights protection and has appeared before domestic and international courts. He has also provided training on international law to government officials.
Vassilis is the Chief Co Editor of The European Convention on Human Rights Law Review and a founding member of the Greek Public Policy Forum.