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Dr Sophia Kopela

Dr Sophia Kopela


Bowland North
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592703
Office hours: Lent term: Wednesdays 10.00-12.00


CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights
Centre for Law and Society

Dr Kopela's research interests lie in the areas of public international law, international law of the sea, international environmental law and international dispute settlement.

PhD Supervision Interests

I will be happy to supervise students in any area of public international law especially in topics related to international law of the sea and international environmental law.

Current Teaching


Law 297 Introduction to Comparative Law I


LLM205 International Law

LLM205d International Law (distance learning)

LLM212 International Environmental Law

LLM238 Environmental Law

Office Hours

Lent term: Wednesdays 10.00-12.00


Climate change, regime interaction and the principle of common but differentiated responsibility: the experience of the International Maritime Organisation

Kopela, S. 2013 In: Yearbook of International Environmental Law. 24, p. 87-134 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Climate change and the International Maritime Organization: another breakthrough at the Marine Environment Protection Committee?

Kopela, S. 15/11/2013 In: American Society of International Law Insights. 17, 24

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Dependent archipelagos in the law of the sea

Kopela, S. 2013 Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/ Brill Academic. 318 p. (Publications on Ocean Development; vol. 74)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook


Civil and criminal liability as mechanisms for the prevention of oil marine pollution: the Erika case

Kopela, S. 11/2011 In: Review of European Community and International Environmental Law. 20, 3, p. 313-324 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


The legal value of silence as state conduct in the jurisprudence of international tribunals

Kopela, S. 2010 In: Australian Yearbook of International Law. 29, n/a, p. 87-134 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


2007 Archipelagic Legislation of the Dominican Republic: An Assessment

Kopela, S. 2009 In: International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. 24, 3, p. 501-533 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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