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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


Ioannis Papadopoulos is a Law School graduate (2008), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2009, he practices law, as member of the Bar Association of Veria, Greece, specialising in criminal law and criminology. He completed his postgraduate studies (Forensics, Criminology and Law, LL.M.) at the School of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, in 2013. In October 2016, Ioannis started his PhD research at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. His current research 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 Greece and the possible implications that arise regarding issues of detention, protective custody, punishment and juvenile justice, with respect to Unaccompanied Migrant Minors and whether they can positively participate in decisions concerning their welfare in the criminal justice system. His research interests entail, among others, refugee and immigration law issues, as well as the European and Greek legal framework on detention,  specifically pertaining to Unaccompanied Children. 


  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • European and Greek legal framework.
  • Refugee and immigration law.
  • Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Detention centres.
  • Criminal justice.

Research Cluster

  • Transformative Justice 

Title of Research Project

The implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within domestic policy in Greece and its implications for youth justice, with respect to unaccompanied minors.