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Dr. Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos is a post-doctoral researcher with the Toxic Crimes Project of the Erik Castrén Institute at the University of Helsinki. Formerly, Stavros was the Legal and Policy Analyst of the Conflict and Environment Observatory, a UK-based NGO aiming to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of armed conflict. He obtained his PhD degree in international law from the EUI and his scholarship focuses on the legal aspects of environmental protection during and after armed conflict.

Stavros holds three LLM degrees in international law (University of Athens, LSE, EUI) and visited the University of Michigan Law School as Michigan Grotius Research Scholar. He has been a visiting researcher at iCourts and a Teaching Fellow at the Euro-American programme of SciencesPo, Reims campus. Stavros has taught international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law, international environmental law, and law of the use of force. He has published in the fields of international environmental law, law of armed conflict, and autonomous weapons systems.