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University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus)
School of Law

 Contact details
Contact personNatalie Alkiviadou
Street12 - 14 University Avenue 
Address 7080 - Pyla, Larnaca (Cyprus) 
Phone00 357 24 694028 
EmailShow Email
Social Media00 357 24 81 21 20
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Law

 Brief description of your activity focus
Research into far-right extremism, hate speech and crime, non-discrimination and the rule of law and human rights education

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Her research and teaching expertise rest in the areas of human rights law, international law and European Law.
She holds degrees from Warwick University (LL.B), Utrecht University (LL.M) and has submitted her PhD thesis to
the Vreij Universiteit Amsterdam and is currently awaiting her viva. Through a comparative analysis of Greece
and England and Wales, her thesis looked at the legal tools available to challenge far-right political parties, non-
party groups and subculture movements. The assessment of national legislation and case-law was placed within a
European and international framework, looking at relevant mechanisms and Conventions as well as case-law. For
example, her thesis looked at the ICERD and the ICCPR and related case-law of the UN Committees, case-law of
the European Court of Human Rights as well as EU mechanisms such as Article 7 TEU.

Her current research continues to focus on the legal regulation of the far-right as well as particular aspects of
the far-right to include online and offline hate speech, the regulation of internet hate and hate crime. She has
presented papers at two academic conferences which took place at the VU Amsterdam and is currently awaiting
publication of these papers, one of which is on regulation of internet hate and the other on anti-discrimination
law in Greece. She has recently written a book review of the book ‘Tolerating intolerance: the price of
protecting extremism’ by Amos N. Guiora, which has been published in the eExtreme newsletter of the ECPRs
standing group ‘Extremism and Democracy.’ Natalie has taken part in conferences with academics and
stakeholders such as the Police and the Ombudsperson as co-organiser and speaker. The themes of the
conferences have been hate speech and hate crime, LGBTI rights, the representation of migrants in Cypriot
media and the role of human rights education in Cypriot society. She has recently coordinated a project which
created the first platform on hate speech available in English and Greek which, among other themes, provides an
overview of relevant international, European and national laws on hate speech regulation.

In addition to her academic interests, Natalie was the country researcher for a 2016 European Network against
Racism report on Afrophobia. As director of an NGO working on human rights education, she has been part of a
number of European, international and national projects which focus on themes ranging from human rights
education for young people to capacity building of competent authorities on issues such as combatting hate
speech and hate crime. Her administrative duties at the University include her role as module leader of EU Law.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» EURO 4-2014: Political challenges for Europe
» REFLECTIVE-1-2014: ERA-NET on Uses of the past
» REFLECTIVE-10-2014: Mobilising the network of National Contact Points in Societal Challenge 6
» REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European cultural heritage and Europeanisation
» REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
» INT-1-2014/2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with the Unions key international partner countries
» INT-2-2014/2015: Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between the Union and selected regional partners
» INT-5-2015: Rethinking the European Union crisis response mechanism in light of recent conflicts
» INT-6-2015: Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean
» INT-7-2015: Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean region
» INT-10-2015: The European Union and integration challenges in the Balkans

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleAfrophobia in Europe
Specific ThemeAfrophobia
Project websitehttp://www.enar-eu.org/Shadow-Reports-on-racism-in-Europe-203
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleCreating an Online Network, monitoring Team and phone App to Counter hate crime Tactics
Specific ThemeHate Speech and Hate Crime
Project websitehttp://reportinghate.eu/en/

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