Biography

Dr Nikos Skoutaris received his Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tilburg, as an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and as a Senior Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE. Since October 2013, he is a Lecturer in EU law at the UEA Law School.

His research lies in the interface between EU law, comparative constitutional law and conflict resolution theory. His first monograph  (The Cyprus Issue: the four freedoms in a (member-) state of siege (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) has been characterised as ‘an indispensable piece of literature for anybody interested’ in the interrelationship between the EU and an age-old international conflict. His second monograph (Territorial Pluralism in Europe: Vertical separation of powers in the EU and its Member States (Oxford, Hart Publishing, forthcoming in 2018)) is the end result of his participation in a project funded by the European Research Council. He has also edited a volume (Hart Publishing (2014)) and a special issue (European Journal of Human Rights (2013)) on the EU Accession to the ECHR.

Apart from the two monographs, Nikos is the author of numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, the German Yearbook of International Law, the European Law Review and the Common Market Law Review

His most recent research project focuses on the idea of a differentiated Brexit that would accommodate the different demands of the UK constituent nations. It has been widely discussed in media such as the BBCThe National and The Scotsman. It has also provided the basis for a number of pieces of written evidence he has submitted to the House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament.  Its main conclusions were presented before the European Parliament. The GUE/NGL parliamentary group of the European Parliament has entrusted him with writing a policy brief on a special designated status for Northern Ireland post-Brexit. 

His ability to produce research that has a wider social impact was the reason he received the 2017 UEA Engagement Award for outstanding contribution to Public and Community. 

You can find more information in his website 'On Secessions, Constitutions and EU law

All Publications

Skoutaris, N.

(2017)

Territorial Differentiation in EU Law: Can Scotland and Northern Ireland Remain in the EU and/or the Single Market?,

in Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Skoutaris, N.

(2016)

From Britain and Ireland to Cyprus: Accommodating ‘Divided Islands’ in the EU Political and Legal Order,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Kyriakou, N., Skoutaris, N.

(2016)

The Birth of a Republic, But Not of a Nation: The Case of State-Building in Cyprus,

in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

22

(4)

pp. 456-477

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kosta, V., Skoutaris, N., Tzevelekos, V.

(2014)

The EU Accession to the ECHR,

Hart Publishing

ISBN 9781782254478

(Scholarly edition)

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2013)

The Cyrpus Issue and Turkey's Accession Negotiations: Catalyst Effect or Gordian Knot?,

in Turkey and the European Union : Facing New Challenges and Opportunities .

Routledge

pp. 28-44

ISBN 9781138659155, 9780415828024

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2012)

Comparing the subnational constitutional space of the European sub-state entities in the area of foreign affairs,

in Perspectives on Federalism

4

(2)

pp. 239-268

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2012)

‘The role of sub-state entities in the EU decision-making processes: A comparative constitutional law approach’,

in Federalism in the EU .

Hart Publishing

pp. 210-229

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N., Dinas, E.

(2012)

‘Gestión de los estados plurinacionales europeos: consolidando el consociacionalismo a través de los sistemas electorales’: [Managing the European Plurinational States: Consolidating Consociationalism through the Electoral Systems],

in Sistemas electorales y principios constitucionales. : [Electoral Systems and Constitutional Principles] .

Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación

pp. 132-165

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2011)

The Cyprus Issue: The Four Freedoms in a Member State under Siege,

Hart Publishing

ISBN 978-1849460958

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2011)

‘The legal dimensions of Cypriot membership’,

in An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus.

IB Tauris

pp. 42-64

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2011)

‘The status of northern Cyprus under EU law. A comparative approach to the territorial suspension of the acquis’,

in EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis .

Kluwer Law International

pp. 401-416

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2010)

Building transitional justice mechanisms without a peace settlement: A critical appraisal of recent case law of the Strasbourg court on the Cyprus issue,

in European Law Review

35

(5)

pp. 720-733

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cremona, M., Skoutaris, N.

(2009)

Speaking of the de…rogations: Accommodating a solution of the Cyprus Problem within the Union legal order,

in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies

11

(4)

pp. 381-395

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2009)

The European courts as political actors in the Cyprus conflict,

in The Evolution of the European Courts: Institutional Change and Continuity .

Bruylant Publishers

pp. 235-257

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N., Cremona, M.

(2009)

Taking Cyprus’ EU Membership into Account: Strict Compliance or Accommodation?,

in A Constitutional Convention for Cyprus.

Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin

pp. 49-62

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2008)

‘The application of the acquis communautaire in the areas not under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus: The Green Line Regulation’,

in Common Market Law Review

45

pp. 727-755

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Skoutaris, N.

(2005)

Differentiation in European Union citizenship law: The Cyprus problem in K Inglis and A Ott (eds), (Groningen, Europa Law Publishing, 2005) 161-174.,

in The Constitution for Europe and an Enlarging Union: Unity in Diversity? .

Europa Law Publishing

pp. 161-174

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Research Kewords

EU Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Federalism
EU External Relations Law
European Neighbourhood Policy
Conflict Resolution
South East Europe, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey

Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

EU Law
EU Constitutional Law
EU External Relations Law
European Neighbourhood Policy
Comparative Constitutional Law
Federalism

Teaching Interests

EU Law
EU Constitutional Law
EU External Relations Law