Dr Ilias Trispiotis

Dr Ilias Trispiotis


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Law. I hold a PhD and LLM (distinction) from University College London (UCL) Faculty of Laws, and an LLB from the University of Athens. Before joining Leeds I have been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws. Since March 2014 I have been a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.


  • Director of Student Support
  • Programme Leader LLM International Human Rights Law

Research interests

My research interests span the fields of international and European human rights law, equality law and legal theory. My recent work focuses on the aims, functions and scope of the legal prohibition of wrongful discrimination on grounds of religion or belief under the ECHR, and UK and EU equality law. I am currently writing a monograph which analyses the moral wrongness of religious discrimination and clarifies its function under human rights and discrimination law. My monograph (working title: The Wrong in Religious Discrimination: Ethical Independence and Human Rights Law) is under contract with Oxford University Press.

Other parts of my work have appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Modern Law Review, the Cambridge Law Journal, the Human Rights Law Review, the Columbia Journal of European Law, and the European Human Rights Law Review. Additionally, from 2017 to 2019 I was Co-Investigator in a major EU Commission DG Justice Action Grant (JUST/2015/RRAC/AG) on countering Islamophobia through the development of counter-narratives in several EU Member States.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD (UCL)
  • LLM (UCL)
  • LLB (Athens)

Student education

I am currently teaching International Human Rights Law (LLB) and European Human Rights Law (LLM).

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Law and Social Justice

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>