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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019 (Hellenic Grant)

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-509  (ext: 2509)
Office: VPAD 02

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: LAW

Mentor: Deirdre Curtin
Thematic Group: Europe in the World


Athina Sachoulidou is a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI (Department of Law). Her research interests include substantive & procedural (European) criminal law, corporate & financial law, legal philosophy, bioethics, as well as the regulation of new data technologies.

Athina graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with degrees in law (BA 2011), medical law and bioethics (M.Sc. 2014) as well as from the University of Heidelberg with an advanced degree in German law (LL.M. 2015). In April 2018, she completed her PhD in law on ‘Corporate liability and punishment in criminal and interdisciplinary discourse’ (summa cum laude) at the University of Heidelberg (her PhD will be officially awarded on 23 November 2018). Her dissertation focused on the doctrinal issues associated with the criminal liability of non-human actors within the German jurisdiction.

As a member of the Institute of German, European and International Criminal Law and Law of Criminal Procedure at the University of Heidelberg, Athina has gained experience related to research, mentoring and planning academic activities. Since October 2017, she has taken part in ‘Big Data in Discourse’, an interdisciplinary research programme hosted by the Academy of Political Education in Tutzing.

As a Max Weber Fellow, she plans to work on the impact of big-data-based surveillance  technologies  on   law enforcement  and  criminal  justice,  using  the example of the right to presumption of innocence. This research project should address the legal regulation of new data collecting and analysing techniques from a criminal-law point of view at European and national level.

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