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Antonios Kouroutakis


Antonios Kouroutakis


Professor IE Law School


Global, Comparative and European Law

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Antonios Kouroutakis is a lawyer specialised in public law. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece), a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School (USA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Oxford (UK). He has also taught a variety of law courses and conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of Hong Kong (China), at the Free University of Berlin (Germany) and at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

Antonios’s research interests lie mainly in the field of constitutional and administrative law. In particular, Antonios is interested in the concept of separation of powers, rule of law, emergency legislation, immigration law and regulation of new technologies; he has published widely on these topics in international and peer reviewed journals, while his work on the constitutional value of sunset clauses and on the constitution of Somalia is cited in numerous reports. Recently a UK parliamentary report (http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7793#fullreport) on the Great Repeal bill cited his work on sunset clauses and a UN Report cited (http://web.undp.org/evaluation/evaluations/adr/somalia.shtml) his work on the constitution of Somalia.
Academic Background: 

  • PhD in Public Law (DPhil), University of Oxford (UK)
  • Master in Law (LLM), UCLA (USA)
  • Degree in Law, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece)

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor in Law, IE Law School, Madrid (Spain) 2017 – present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (Greece) January 2016-December 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University of Berlin, (Germany) June 2015-November 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong, (China) August 2014-May 2015


  • The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses
    A. Kouroutakis, Routledge, 2017
  • Islamic Terrorism: The Legal Impact on the Freedom of Religion in the United States and Europe
    A. Kouroutakis, Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 34, 2016
  • Snoozing Democracy: The De-juridification of Emergencies
    A. Kouroutakis and S. Ranchordas Minnesota Journal of International Law Vol 25, 2016
  • The Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia: Process, Architecture and Perspectives
    A. Kouroutakis, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol 4, 2014
  • Judges and policy making authority in the United States and the European Union
    A. Kouroutakis Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law Vol 8, 2014


  • The Hong Kong Model of Subnational Constitutionalism: an Alternative Paradigm
    A, Kouroutakis and G. Zhu Hong Kong Law Journal Vol 47, 2017