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Grigoris I. Tsaltas

Professor Em. of International Law

Former Rector of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

 

Contact Details: Panteion University

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Office G14, 3rd Floor

Tel: 2109201832-2109201833

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Biographical Note


Grigoris I. Tsaltas, born in Athens, is an Emeritus Professor of International Law at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He has served as Rector of Panteion University and is the Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKePEK), the Jean Monnet Chair “European Union and Developing Countries” Holder and Member of the Board of the Institute of International Relations of Panteion University. He has also served as a Member of the Boards of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations and the Aegean Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law and has been a Member of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer. In 2012 he was proclaimed chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French State.

In the past, he has served as Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Chairman of the Department of International and European Studies (2010-2012), Vice President of Association Internationale du droit de l'urbanisme (AIDRU), Chairman of UNESCO Attica Club as well as visiting professor at the following universities: University of Madrid (I.C.A.D.E.), Sorbonne, Tilburg, Louvain la Nueve, Dubrovnick, Krakovie, Cadi Ayat, Abidjan and Cyprus.

He holds a Doctorat D’Etat en Droit (unanimously excellent) in International Law from the University of Legal and Economic Sciences of Nice, a Masters’ Degree from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales of the University of Nice, a Masters’ Degree in Public International Law specializing in the Law of Development from Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement of the University of Nice and a Degree in Political Science from Panteion University of Social and Political Science. His research interests include: policies and international law of development, international law and international policy of environmental protection, international law of the sea, European policies of environmental protection, geography in international studies.

 

Taught Courses :

Undergraduate

-International Law of the Sea

-International Law of Development

-International Environmental Protection

-Geography in International Studies

-European Policies of Environmental Protection

 

Postgraduate

-International Law and Institutions of Development

-Geography of Poverty and Underdevelopment

-International Law of the Environment: Special Issues

-National and European Policies of Development Collaboration

-Energy Policy and Sustainable Development

 

PhD Supervision

-Paspati Erifyli

“International Climate Change Policy and Law: Major Emitters (EU, USA, China, India) and their Role in the Evolution of the International Climate Change Regime.”

-Mavropoulou Sofia

“Civil protection's structure and implementation in the European Union and in Greece. Systems' formation and decisions' formation and implementation to deal with crisis".

-Koulaxis Konstantinos

“The role of N.G.O’s in the shape of a sustainable and unified European Environmental Policy. The case of the Greek N.G.O.’s.”

-Fotinakopoulou Anastasia

“Environmental  Governance  and  Biodiversity. The Issue of Biopiracy”

-Stefanou Irene

“The influence of key players and groups in shaping global environmental policy. An evaluation of their intervention in the matter of international strategy for tackling climate change”.

-Korontzis Tryfon

“Search and Rescue at Sea: Regulatory Framework and Implementation Problems in the Aegean and South East Mediterranean.”

-Garyfallou Maria

“Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development. The treasures of Greek Heritage in the Framework of the UNESCO Convention (1974). The case of the Ancient Theater of Zea.”

-Liakakos Lykourgos

“Policy Management and Utilization of Energy Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic in relation to the role of Greece.”

-Katranis Konstantinos

“Causes and Effects of Piracy in Shipping. Theory and Practice of International Institutional Framework. The Cases of the Gulf of Aden and the Straits of Malacca.”

 

Major Publications

Books

 

  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., International Law of the Sea- Common Heritage of Mankind, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1984.
  • Samiotis, G. D., Tsaltas, Gr., I., The International Protection of the Environment, Volume I, International Policies and the Environmental Law, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1990.
  • Grigoriou, P., Samiotis, G. D., Tsaltas, Gr., I., The United Nations Conference (Rio de Janeiro) of Environment and Development, Legal and Institutional Dimensions, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1993.
  • Grigoriou, P., Tsaltas, Gr., I., European Community Strategies on the Environment, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 1994.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., the International Status of the Seas and the Oceans, Volume I, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., the International Status of the Seas and the Oceans, Volume I, II, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I.,(edt.), Africa and Sustainable Development: the Last Worldwide Challenge, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.-presentation), Johannesburg 2002: the Environment after the Conference of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.-presentation), Sustainable Development and the Environment: The Insular Area in the 21st Century, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2004.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., (eds.-presentation), Environment and Marine Space: Developments and Prospects in the Protection Policy and Management of Marine Environment. International and European Perspective, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.), Environment and Marine Transportations: In search of a sustainable mobility. Planning and implementation of Interventions for maritime transportations and the environmental protection in the European Union, the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe., I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2008.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.-presentation), Climate Change: The Environment after the UN Conference in Bali, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Katsibardis, K., (eds.- presentation), International Climate Policy: the road to Copenhagen, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Platias, Ch., (eds.-presentation), The Union for the Mediterranean Political Visions and Aquatic Stories: Environmental Challenges for the Marine Space, Thita Publishing House, Athens, 2009.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., The Phenomenon of Development and the Third World: Policies and International Law of Development, New updated version, Papazisis Publishing House, Athens, 2010.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., Platias, Ch., (eds.), European Union and the Environment, an Anatomy of a Common European Policy, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2010.
  • Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.-presentation), Geography in International Studies, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2011.
  • Τsaltas, Gr., I., Cheila, E., Koliopoulos, C., S?curit? & Coop?ration en M?diterran?e: D?fis & Opportunit?s, Poiotita Publishing House, Athens, 2013.
  • Τsaltas, Gr., I., Anagnostou, Ch., (eds.), Aegean and South East Mediterranean. Contemporary Challenges and Prospects regarding Underwater Energy Exploitation of Natural Resources, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2014.

 

 

Articles and Book Chapters (Greek, English, French)

 

  • Straits used for International Navigation and the New Law of the Sea, in: Ch. Rozakis and C. Stefanou (edit.), The New Law of the Sea, North-Holland Publ., 1983 (pp. 57-68).
  • The status of the continental shelf according to the New Convention (1982) on the Law of the Sea and the Greek Interests, (in Greek) in International Law and International Policy, Paratiritis Publishers, December 1984 (pp.191-203).
  • The Legal Status of the Aegean Sea in Cyprus Law Review, Asselia Publishing House, Nicosia, June 1987 (pp. 2789-2801).
  • The right to Development as a Human Right, in: Annals 1986, Maragopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens 1988, (pp 233-253).
  • The United Nations’ Contribution to the Codification and Evolution of the International Law of the Sea, in Modern Issues, May 1988 (pp. 95-100).
  • The role of the Red Cross International Committee during armed conflicts. The New International Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1989 (pp. 151-159).
  • The role of postcolonial societies in the shape of a new international human order, article in the Honorary Volume of the Cyprus Center of Studies, 1991, (pp. 193-199).
  • Third Generation Human Rights in Europe and in Africa, in: Human Rights in Europe and in Africa, Maragopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, Hellenic University Publications 1992 (pp. 68-77).
  • The Declaration of Rio on the Environment and Development in: Public Policy for the Environment, Minutes of the Convention of the National Centre for Public Administration, Corfu, January 1993, (pp20-25).
  • Peoples’ rights: the rights of solidarity. General Approach in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), Peoples’ and minorities’ rights- A in evolution, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1993 (pp. 55-61).
  • The Greek positions during United Nations’ Third Conference on the Law of the Sea, in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), The Aegean Sea and the New Law of the Sea, Greek Centre of European Studies in collaboration with the Institute of the Aegean of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, island of Rhodes, December 1994, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 1996 (pp. 39-49).
  • Le plateau continental et le diff?rend greco-turc en mer Eg?e, in: Etudes Hell?niques, Automne 1996, (pp.121-139).
  • Greek-Turkish differences through the Law of the Sea, in: Yearbook of the Institute of International Relations, 1997, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 1997 (pp. 111-116).
  • The contribution to the spread of a unique European experience on peaceful collaboration and solidarity between people, in Eirmos, Issue 2, 1998.
  • The modernization of the International Law- An immediate international political necessity, in: Geopolitics, Issue 6, April 2000.
  • The usefulness of the International Court as means of resolving Greek- Turkish Differences, ELIAMEP, in Review of 2000 Defence and Foreign Affairs Policy, the Greek- Turkish relations 1999-2000, Kouloumpis Th., Dokos Th., (eds.).
  • L’Occident, le syst?me de s?curit? internationale et la m?diterran?e orientale dans la deuxi?me moiti? du 20?me si?cle, in : Revue internationale d’Histoire Militaire, No. 79, Commission Hell?nique d’Histoire Militaire, Ath?nes, 2001.
  • The 2002 United Nations’ report on Human Development and its messages, in: Yearbook of the Institute of International Relations 2001-2002, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, (pp. 249-255).
  • The question of the continental shelf, in: Perrakis St., (edt.), The Aegean Sea: Evolutions and perspectives of resolving Greek- Turkish Problems. Minutes of the Journey on June 3rd, 2002, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, 2003, (pp. 13-28).
  • From the UN Conference of Environment and Development to Johannesburg’s Political Declaration on Sustainable Development, in: Tsaltas Gr., (edt.), Johannesburg 2002: the Environment after the Conference of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development, Minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2003. (pp. 37-42).
  • Free Zones and Maritime Transport in the European Community Law: the Case of the Port of Thessaloniki (in collaboration with P. Siousouras and I. Seimenis), Aegean Working Papers, Issue 2, 2004.
  • The Agenda 21 and Local Administration: the implementation of development’s sustainable dimension in local societies, in: Tsaltas Gr., Katsibardis K., (eds.), Sustainability and the Environment. The European and national perspective, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2004 (pp. 101-107)
  • The institutional mechanism regarding the implementation of provisions and special arrangements of the Montego Bay Convention (1982) on the Law of the Sea, in: Perrakis St., (edt.), The Treaty on the Law of the Sea Implementations and Evolutions, 20 years after its signature. I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2005.
  • Insular areas in the international system- Human Environment and Sustainable Approach. The Barbados Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, in: Tsaltas Gr., (edt.), Sustainable Development and the Environment: the Insular Area in the 21st Century, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2005 (pp. 67-76).
  • The historical evolution of the notion of development through the action and the institutional contribution of the United Nations in: Perrakis St., (edt.), 60 Years of United Nations I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The definition of piracy through the Montego Bay Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982), in: Perrakis, St., Tsaltas, Gr., (eds). Security and Piracy in the High Seas: A contemporary legal approach through the Montego Bay Convention on the Law of the Sea, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • Perspectives of implementing an integrated International Plan on the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States. From the Barbados Conference (1994) to the Mauritius Conference (2005), in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), International Studies Publications 3, International Community on the move: Contribution to the memory of Georgios Tenekidis, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2006
  • The right to development: a new, contemporary perspective/ view, in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), Global Governance: International Law and International Relations in the dawn of the 21st Century, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2006.
  • International Cooperation and management and protection system of the marine environment of the regional seas, in: Tsaltas, Gr., I., Kladi- Efstathopoulou, M., (eds.), Environment and Marine Space: Developments and Prospects in the Protection Policy and Management of Marine Environment, International and European Perspective. Minutes of the Congress I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The principle of the sustainable development from International and European Environmental Law to Article 24 of the Constitution: in: Giannakouros, G., Kremlis, G., Siouti, Gl., (eds.), The implementation of European Environmental Law in Greece 1986- 2006, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens, 2006.
  • The Notions of Soft Security and the Environment in the development of Greek-Turkish Relations in the Aegean Sea, in: Middle East Forum, Issue 6, University of the Aegean, December, 2007.
  • L’ aspect g?ostrat?gique de la M?diterran?e: Le cas particulier de l’application des principes de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le droit de la mer par les ?tats C?tiers, in : Institut Hell?nique de Droit International et ?tranger, Revue Hell?nique de Droit International, publ. Sakkoulas, Athens-Thessaloniki, 2008.
  • The international status of marine environment management and protection. The promotion of an international and regional cooperation as a precondition of implementing a universal framework of protecting the marine environment; the particular case of enclosed or semi-enclosed seas, in Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.), Environment and Marine Transportations: In search of a sustainable mobility. Planning and implementation of Interventions for maritime transportations and the environmental protection in the European Union, the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe., I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2008, (pp. 85-91).
  • The institutional framework for the development of international cooperation in the field  of sea pollution in regional seas: the cases of the East Asian and the South China Seas, (in collaboration with Kladi-Efstathopoulou M.), in: Nikitakos N., Dourmas G., (eds.), EU – East and South Asia. Trade, Investment, Logistics and E-Business, publ. I. Sideris, Athens, 2009, (pp. 287-301).
  • The UN Conference Bali Action Plan, in: Tsaltas, Gr., I., (edt.) Climate Change: The Environment after the UN Conference in Bali, minutes of the Congress, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009 , (pp. 219-230).
  • The Road to Copenhagen: The 14th Conference on the United Nations Framework- Convention on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland- December 2008, in: Tsaltas, Gr., I., Katsibardis, K., (eds.), International Climate Policy: the road to Copenhagen, I. Sideris Publishing House, Minutes of the Journey, Athens, 2009, (pp. 97-104).
  • The right to food: the role of the United Nations to the promotion of a universal strategy for combating hunger and malnutrition, in: Tsaltas, Gr., (edt.), The right to food. World food crisis and the environment, minutes of the Journey, Kalokathis Publishing House, Athens, 2009, (pp. 57-68).
  • The question of climate change and the relevant debate in the United Nations prior to the UN Conference in Bali, in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), Contemporary Views on legal and political aspects of International Organization- International Institutions, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishing House, Athens- Komotini, 2009.
  • La protection de l’environnement pendant les conflits arm?s: les d?fis contemporains, in: Perrakis, St., Marouda, M., D., (eds.), Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law. 150 years after Solferino. Aquis and Prospects, Ant N. Sakkoulas, Bruylant, Ath?nes, Bruxelles, 2009.
  • Maritime Zones of National Jurisdiction in Western Balkans, in: Perrakis, St., (edt.), Views in the Contemporary scene/scenery of the Western Balkans, I. Sideris Publishing House, Athens, 2009
  • (Another) Small Step for Man. The Need for Promotion of Ethics on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (in collaboration with Rodotheatos, G.,) in 3rd Environmental Policy and Management Conference “In Search of Ethics in Politics: Aspects and Problems of Bioethics and Environmental Ethics & Philosophy”, Mytilene, Lesvos Island.
  • Maritime Interdiction Operations: A View through International Law Lens, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., NMIOTC MIO JOURNAL, 2nd is., November 2010, available at:
  • (http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/nmiotc/files/NMIOTCjournal.pdf).
  • Artificial Islands and Structures as a Means of Safeguarding State Sovereignty against Sea Level Rise. A Law of the Sea Perspective, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., Bourtzis, T., 6th ABLOS Conference Contentious Issues in UNCLOS - Surely Not?, International Hydro graphic Bureau, Monaco, 25-27 October 2010, available at: (http://www.gmat.unsw.edu.au/ablos/ABLOS10Folder/S2P3-P.pdf).
  • Subsea Natural Resources in Southeast Mediterranean focusing on Area between Cyprus-Greece-Turkey, Tsaltas, Gr., Kladi-Efstathopoulou, M., Military Review, January-February 2012.
  • The limits of national jurisdiction zones in closed or semi-closed seas. The case of the Mediterranean with emphasis on the south-east basin, Foreign Affairs, March 2012.
  • Space Technology, Marine Data Collection and UNCLOS, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., Bourtzis, T., 7th ABLOS Conference UNCLOS in a changing World, International Hydrography Organization and International Association of Geodesy, Monaco, 3-5 October 2012.
  • Evaluation and Development of Small Island Communities with Special Reference to Uninhabited Insular Areas, Tsaltas, Gr., Rodotheatos, G., Bourtzis, T., Alexopoulos, Ar., 12O Ετήσιο Διεθνές Συνέδριο του Global Environmental Integrity Group με θέμα “Global Integrity at the Tipping Point: Imminent and Ongoing Threats to the Ecological, Social and Cultural Evolution of the Planet”, Rhodes, 21-26 June 2014.