Dimitrios Doukas

Dimitrios Doukas


  • Reader in EU Law, Law
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Research Funding

Dimitrios has been co-investigator on an ESRC funded project worth £160,000 on the use of the term “public interest” in, and by, UK Courts (with Gordon Anthony, as PI, and John Morison) from 2009 to 2011. The research outputs included an electronic database, the publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and a workshop on Public Interest, UK Courts and EU Law (School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, 22 October 2011).


Dr. Dimitrios Doukas joined the School of Law at the University of Manchester as Reader in EU Law in September 2013. Prior to that he worked as Lecturer (2005-2011) and then Senior Lecturer in European Law (2011-2013) at Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a law degree and an LLM in European & International Law with distinction from the Aristotle University of Thessalonika in Greece, and completed his PhD on Freedom and Limits of Commercial Speech in EU and Comparative Public Law at the University of Hamburg in Germany, from which he graduated in 2003 with the title of Doctor Iuris (magna cum laude). His monograph on restrictions on advertising and the interplay between the internal market freedoms and the freedom of speech was published in 2005 with Nomos (in German) in one of the most distinguished series edited by Prof. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, former Judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Dimitrios began his professional career as Research Fellow at the Centre of International and European Economic Law in Greece and is a member of the Thessalonika Bar in Greece, where he practised for a few years. He also holds a Diploma in Languages and Translation from the Strasbourg University of Human Sciences and a PG Certificate in HE Teaching from Queen’s University Belfast.
Dimitrios specialises and has published widely in European Law, including EU Economic Law, EU Constitutional Law and EU Media and Entertainment Law. He is currently completing a monograph on Media Law and Market Regulation in the European Union (forthcoming with Hart Publishing). He has held research fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Justice D. Evrigenis Memorial Trust and the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge (2006), at St. John’s College Oxford (2009), and in the UCLA School of Law (2013); and a Visiting Professor of European Integration in the Faculty of Law, Institut Catholique de Toulouse (2011-12). He is a native speaker in Greek and fluent in English, French, German, and Italian.

Research interests

European Union Law

EU Internal Market & Economic Law

EU Media & Entertainment Law

European & Comparative Public Law

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Doctor iuris: Werbefreiheit und Werbebeschränkungen - Eine europa- und grundrechtliche Untersuchung der Kontrollmaßstäbe für Beschränkungen der kommerziellen Kommunikation, dargestellt am EG-Recht, an der EMRK, am deutschen Grundgesetz und an der griechischen Verfassung, University of Hamburg (Germany), Faculty of Law

1 Sept 199825 Jun 2003

Award Date: 25 Jun 2003

Master of Laws, Master in European and International Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1 Oct 199231 Dec 1995

Award Date: 15 Mar 1996

Bachelor of Laws, Four-year Law Degree ("Ptychion"), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1 Oct 198831 Jul 1992

Award Date: 11 Sept 1992

External positions

External Examiner in EU Law & Int’l Law, School of Law, University of Liverpool

1 Feb 201531 Mar 2016

External Examiner in EU Law and German Law, School of Law, University of Birmingham

1 Sept 2014 → …

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General)
  • EU Law

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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