MEPIELAN Research Fellow
LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Kent, United Kingdom
Maria Striga is a LL.M. Research Fellow at MEPIELAN Centre. She holds a Bachelor Degree in International and European Studies (‘Excellent’) from the Panteion University of Athens, Greece (2012), and a Master of Laws in Public International Law (‘Distinction’) from the University of Kent, United Kingdom (2015).
From March 2016 to July 2016, she served as a Trainee at the Maritime Safety Unit of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission, dealing with maritime safety and prevention pollution issues. From February 2017 to December 2017, she worked as a Case Officer at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), while since January 2018 she has been working as a Vulnerability Expert at the same EU body. Since January 2018 she has been working as a Vulnerability Expert at the same EU body mainly identifying the applicants who are in need of special guarantees in the asylum process under the EU Law and conducting best interest assessments for the children asylum seekers.
In the context of her extracurricular activities, she has attended numerous conferences and seminars concerning International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. In July 2014, her research paper entitled ‘Political Parties and Human Rights – A comparative analysis on the Greek constitutional order under the light of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights’ was awarded the second prize in the annual competition on Human Rights, held by the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights. In January 2015, her academic essay entitled ‘‘Critically Evaluate the Contribution Made by the Common but Differentiated Responsibility Principle to the Development of International Environmental Law’ was granted the first prize in a student competition held by the Law School of the University of Kent.
Within the context of her activities in MEPIELAN Centre, her special interests lie in the areas of Environmental Governance Regimes, Environmental Diplomacy, Biodiversity and Climate Change, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as Public Participation in Environmental Governance.
The United Nations General Assembly Adopts the First-ever Resolution on Illicit Trafficking in Wildlife’, MEPIELAN E-Bulletin, Panteion University of Athens, published on 28 November 2015;
‘The Nagoya Protocol Heralds A New Era for Sustainable Development’, Kent LLM Blog, Kent Law School, published on 3 December 2014;
‘Yasuni- ITT Initiative: A Case of Innovation in Global Sustainability Governance’, Ourania Anastasiadou & Maria Striga, MEPIELAN E-Bulletin, Panteion University of Athens, published on 12 November 2012
Areas of Expertise
International Environmental Governance and Environmental Diplomacy
International Human Rights Law
International Migration Law
Vulnerable Groups in Asylum Context
Governance of Maritime Transport at EU level
Vulnerability Expert at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)