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Mr Ioannis Papadopoulos

  • Qualifications: Attorney at law (LL.B.) (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, School of Law), Forensics, Criminology and Law (LL.M.), (Maastricht University, the Netherlands, School of Law)
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I graduated from the School of Law (LL.B.), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2008 and after successfully passing the Bar exams in 2009, I practice Law, as a member of the Bar Association of Veria, Greece. I completed my postgraduate studies (Forensics, Criminology and Law, LL.M.) at the School of Law, Maastricht 
University, the Netherlands, in 2013. Since October 2014 I run my own law practice in Veria, Greece, specialising in criminal law, criminal procedure law and criminology.

In October 2016, I started my Ph.D. research at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, UoP. My research project addresses the issue of the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within domestic policy in the EU, with a particular emphasis added to the situation of England and Wales and Greece and the possible implications that arise regarding issues of detention, punishment and juvenile justice, with respect to children and whether they can positively participate in decisions concerning their welfare in the criminal justice system. One of the main aims of this research project is to provide detained minors with the ability to be heard, so that we eventually expand our knowledge and gain greater awareness regarding the actual conditions children face in detention, in order to further focus our attention, resources and research findings towards the area of crime prevention, attack the root causes of juvenile delinquency and circumvent the harmful effects of juvenile detention.


  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • European Criminal Law.                             
  • Juvenile delinquency.
  • Detention centres for minors.
  • Criminal justice.

Research cluster

  • Social Justice and Penality