Staff Profile

Professor Tenia Kyriazi PFHEA MCIArb


Professor Tenia Kyriazi is the Deputy Director of Academic Operations at Middlesex University Dubai. She holds a PhD in International Law, an LLM in International Law with International Relations, an LLB, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. She is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Tenia is a member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb). Professor Tenia is a founding member and the President of the UAE Branch of the International Law Association.

Tenia’s research interests include International Human Rights Law, International Organisations, International Judicial Organs, and Legal Education. Her work has been published in many peer reviewed journals.


PhD International Law, University of Athens, Greece

LL.M. in International Law with International Relations, University of Kent, UK

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE), Middlesex University Dubai, UAE

LL.B, University of Athens, Greece

Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy, UK

Membership of professional bodies and associations
  • Athens Bar Association – Greece
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb)
  • Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
  • Principle Fellow, Advance HE

Research Interests

International Human Rights Law

International Organisations

International Judicial Organs

Legal education

Selected Publications

T. Kyriazi (2023) The private sector against human trafficking in tourism, Anatolia, 34 (1), 30-44

Kyriazi, T., Demetriou, D., Lalani, A. A., & Osman, A. (2022) Towards a Strong UAE National Human Rights Institution: Complying with the Paris Principles and Beyond, Journal of Law in the Middle East 2, 19.

T. Kyriazi (2022) Trafficking in human beings in the UAE: addressing a transnational threat, in Facets of Security in the United Arab Emirates, W. Gueraiche and K. Alexander (Eds), Routledge

T. Kyriazi & D. Demetriou (2020) Mixed migration flows into Europe: Discharging state anti-trafficking obligations through the proper identification of trafficking victims, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Vol 12, No. 1, 205-244.

T. Kyriazi (2020) Trafficking in Human Beings in the Tourism Industry: Trends and Approaches, in Tourism and Gender-based Violence, P. Vizcaino, H. L. Jeffrey & C. Eger (Eds), Wallingford: CABI.

T. Kyriazi (2020) Legal pluralism, Sharia law and the right to fair trial: A case for incompatibility within the Council of Europe, The International Journal of Human Rights, 1-25.

T. Kyriazi (2020) Challenges to the right of fair trial by the application of Sharia law within the Council of Europe, in Fair Trial: Regional and International PerspectivesLiber Amicorum in honour of Linos Alexandre Sicilianos, R. Spano et al (Eds), Anthemis.

T. Kyriazi (2018) Trafficking in human beings in the Middle East, in R. Piotrowicz, C. Rijken and B. Uhl, the Routledge Handbook on Human Trafficking

F. Hussain, L. Hyland, T. Kyriazi (2018) Engaging Students in Research in Higher Education, submitted to International Journal for Teaching and Case Studies, Vol 9 No. 4, 382-395.

A. Nasser, T. Kyriazi, C. Paris, M. Ahmad (2018) Impact of Identity Politics on Education in Pakistan: A comparison between Balochistan and Punjab, Education Citizenship and Social Justice Vol 13(3), 280-294

K. Miller, T. Kyriazi and C. Paris (2017) Arab women employment in the UAE: exploring opportunities, motivations and challenges, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 9, 20-40

T. Kyriazi (2017) Case Commentary: Chowdury and Others v Greece, Theory and Practice of Administrative Law, 5, 483-489 (in Greek)

D. Keane and T. Kyriazi (2017) Education in the UAE: the relevance of international human rights law and social welfare for a sustainable economy, International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy, 3(4), 330-347

D. Keane & T. Kyriazi (2018) The emergent right of human rights education in GCC States, Asian Yearbook for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Vol 2, 205-244.

Μ. Kouskouna & T. Kyriazi (2016) Updating the EU Anti-Trafficking Legal Framework: A study of the role and value of the 2011 EU Directive on trafficking in human beings, European Politeia – European Review of Public Law, 2, 393-427

T. Kyriazi (2015) Trafficking and Slavery: The Emerging European Legal Framework on Trafficking in Human Beings - Case-law of the ECHR in perspective, International Human Rights Law Review, 4 (1), 33-52

T. Kyriazi (2015) Trafficking in Human Beings: A Contemporary Form of Slavery? Review of the ECtHR Case-Law, Revue Hellénique des Droits de l’Homme, 63, 27-56 (in Greek)

T. Kyriazi (2015) Using Technology to Introduce Frequent Assessments for Effective Learning: Registering Student Perceptions, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 197C, 570-576

T. Kyriazi (2010) ECHR: Rantsev v. Cyprus & Russia, Case Commentary, Criminal Justice, 5, 568-580 (in Greek)

T. Kyriazi (2006) The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Revue Hellenique de Droit International, 59, 655-668

Kyriazi, T. (2022). Human trafficking in the UAE. Facets of Security in the United Arab Emirates. Facets of Security in the United Arab Emirates
Kyriazi, T. (2023). The private sector against human trafficking in tourism. Anatolia, 34(1), 30-44.