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Anastasia Strati

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Expert Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr Anastasia Strati studied law at the Faculty of Law, National and Capodistrian University of Athens and at Cardiff Law School, University of Wales (MSc in Marine Law and Policy (1983); PhD in international law (1988).
She is currently a Law of the Sea Expert at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Greece. She was formerly a Lecturer in International Law at the Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace and, prior to that, a Research Officer at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and a Research Associate at the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM). 
She has been a visiting lecturer in several universities and research institutions in Greece and abroad, including the International Ocean Institute, Malta and the East China University of Politics and Law (Annual Summer Study in China, Willamette University), as well as a UNESCO Consultant during the negotiations for the drafting of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Dr Strati has published extensively on the law of the sea and cultural heritage law. Her main publications include the monographs: 
  • The Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage: An Emerging Objective of the Contemporary Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1995) and
  • Greek Maritime Zones & Delimitation with Neighbouring States (Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2012) [in Greek] as well as
  • Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas: A Model Agreement for States for Joint Development with Explanatory Commentary (co-author) (BIICL, 1989);
  • Law of the Sea (co-author) (Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, 2000, 2nd edn) [in Greek] and
  • Unresolved Issues and New Challenges to the Law of the Sea: Time before and time after (co-editor) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006).

She has been a Member of the ILA Committee on Coastal Jurisdiction relating to Marine Pollution and the Cultural Heritage Law Committee. She is currently Secretary-General of the ILA Hellenic Branch. 

Her duties as Expert Counselor at the Greek MFA cover the whole spectrum of the law of the sea, including negotiations with neighbouring countries on the delimitation of maritime zones. She is also following deliberations at the UN (General Assembly, Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, Meetings of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (SPLOS), Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group on Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction); UNESCO (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea/ABE-LOS, Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System/ICG-NEAMTWS); International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Union (Working Group on the Law of the Sea COMAR).
She is co-ordinator of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Issuing Permits for Marine Scientific Research Projects and member of the Committee of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change for the support, evaluation and promotion of non-exclusive seismic surveys offshore Greece.