Achilles Skordas


Professor Achilles Skordas
School of Law, University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
Email: achilles.skordas@bristol.ac.uk


I. Current Position
Professor of International Law, University of Bristol, UK

II. Previous Positions
Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University of Athens, Greece
Advisor to the Greek Parliament on International Legal Affairs, including Migration and Refugee Law and Policy

III. Recent publications in the field of asylum and immigration

1. Books (authored and edited)

  •  La protection des étrangers vulnérables en droit international et hellénique, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens, 1996, X+204 pages (in French)

2 . Chapters and articles 

  • ‘Council Directive 2001/55 of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons’, in K. Hailbronner (ed.), EU Immigration and Asylum Law – Commentary, C.H. Beck/Hart/Nomos, 2010, pp. 803-870 (forthcoming 2nd edition 2015, Hailbronner/Thym eds.)
  • ‘Asylum in the Battlefield’, Festschrift für Kay Hailbronner,  C.F. Müller Verlag, 2013, pp. 615-631
  • ‘Article 5 – Rights Granted Apart from this Convention’, in A. Zimmermann (ed.), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol – A Commentary,  OUP, 2011, pp. 669-706
  • ‘Article 7 – Exemption from Reciprocity’, in A. Zimmermann (Ed.), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol – A Commentary, OUP, 2011, pp. 715-754
  • ‘Immigration and the Market: The Long-term Residents Directive’, 13 Columbia Journal of European Law 201-229 (2006)
  • ‘Why Greece is not a Safe Host Country for Refugees’, 16 International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) 25-52 (2004) (with N. Sitaropoulos)
  • ‘Human rights and effective migration policies: an uneasy co-existence – the Čonka judgment of the European Court of Human Rights’, in: De Sousa/De Bruycker (eds.), The Emergence of a European Asylum Policy, Bruylant, 2004, pp. 297-327
  • ‘The New Immigration Law in Greece: Modernization on the Wrong Track’, 4 European Journal of Migration and Law (EJML), 23-48 (2002)
  • ‘The case of recognized refugee families in Greece: The “undesirable” integration’, 40 (49) Quarterly of Refugee Problems – AWR-Bulletin, 210-221 (2002)
  • ‘The Regularization of Illegal Immigrants in Greece’, in: De Bruycker (ed.), Regularisations of Illegal Immigrants in the European Union, Bruylant, 2000, pp. 343-387
  • ‘The New Refugee Legislation in Greece’, 11 International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) 678-701 (1999)



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