Dimitrios A. Kourtis, Ph.D. Candidate

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dimitrios A. Kourtis is a practising attorney and barrister at law, specialized in fundamental rights and international law. He holds an LLM in Public International Law from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in Public International Law at the Department of International Studies of AUTH’s School of Law. His research interests focus on the international law of mass atrocities, international genocide law and the right to a proper remedy for victims of genocide. His doctoral research has been funder by the Hellenic Foundation of Research & Innovation (2017-2018). He is an accredited public policy disputes’ mediator, and a national expert on international criminal law, having provided specialist services to the Inter-Party Parliamentary Committee on WW2 Reparations of the Greek Parliament upon its final term (2016). His latest publications include “Anti-Jewish Legislation in Occupied Greece During WWI: The Juridical Path to Genocide and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki” in S. Siskovič & alt. (eds.), Legal Historical Trends and Perspectives, Vol. ΙΙΙ (Prague 2018) 81-101 and “State Sovereignty and the Constitutionalization of International Law: A Collision of Constitutional Paradigms in Historical Perspective” in P. Vyšny & alt. (eds.), Legal-Historical Trends and Perspectives, Vol. II (Krakow 2017) 16-72. He speaks English, French, and Spanish, while possessing functional understanding of Portuguese and Hebrew.