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Anna Evangelidi

Anna Evangelidi

Anna's thesis focuses on UAV warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict

City, University of London

Title of thesis: UAV warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict: A case of Legal and Ethical Interregnum

Research supervisors: Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos and Dr Tawhida Ahmed


Affiliation: International Law and Affairs Group (ILAG)

Anna's PhD research examines whether existing LOAC - as a legal and moral imperative - is sufficiently developed to deal with unmanned warfare and address its moral complexities. To this end, the research explores the intersection of law, war, ethics and new military technologies.

Anna is a recipient of the University Doctoral Studentship, City, University of London. Holding a Law degree (LLB Hons) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Anna pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol, obtaining an LLM in International Law. Her dissertation looked at the legality of drone attacks as use of force in self-defence against non-state actors under article 51 of the U.N. Charter.

After completing her LLM studies, Anna Evangelidi worked with the Chambers at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, for H.E. Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng. Anna is a qualified lawyer in Greece (Thessaloniki Bar Association).

Research areas and interests

Anna's areas of interest include LOAC, international humanitarian law, war and ethics, international law and the use of force, international criminal law, international law and human rights and international dispute settlement.


Book Chapter: ‘Restraint in bello: Some thoughts on reciprocity and humanity’ in Mats Deland, Mark Klamberg and Pål Wrange (eds), International Humanitarian Law and Justice: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Routledge 2018)

Conferences & Presentations

'Unmanned Warfare under the Law of Armed Conflict: Confronting the Legal and Ethical Interregnum'. Paper presented at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 2017 Midyear Meeting Research Forum, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 26-28 October 2017.

‘The Law of Armed Conflict Brought Face to Face with Unmanned Warfare: The Legal and Ethical Interregnum’. Paper presented at the 21st UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference ‘Law in the 21st Century’, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 8-9 May 2017.

'The Idea of Restraint in Bello: Reciprocal Interaction and Reciprocal Commitment’. Paper presented at the International Conference ‘Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law. Could We? Should We?’. Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden, 6-8 October 2016.

'Putting Unmanned Warfare into Context: The Use of Drones in Counterterrorism Operations by the United States and Israel'. Paper presented at the Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency, Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa, Israel, 7-19 September 2016.

‘How Do Unmanned Weapons Challenge the Law of Armed Conflict?’. Presentation at the City Law School 2016 PhD Forum, City University London, 13 May 2016.

‘Unmanned Weapons Technologies: Has the Law of Armed Conflict Been Stretched to the Limit?’. Paper presented at the Michigan Law School 2016 Young Scholars’ Conference ‘Law on the Move’, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 8-9 April 2016.


Anna is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Constitutional & Administrative Law (2016/17 and 2017/18) and European Union Law (2015/16 and 2016/17) at The City Law School.


  • 3-year University Doctoral Studentship, City, University of London, UK
  • LLM Scholarship, Achillopoulos Foundation, Greece