Panagiotis Loukinas

Panagiotis Loukinas is Research Analyst at Trilateral Research.

His research stands on the intersection of law and technology, examining in particular the impact of emerging technologies on human rights, migration and justice. His areas of expertise include drones, cyber security, border security, privacy and data protection. At Trilateral he works as part of the Research and Innovation Team, where he supports ongoing projects. Currently, he is working on the RAMSES and the Drone rules PRO projects.

Prior to joining Trilateral, Panagiotis was a Doctoral Researcher within the Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society at Queen’s University Belfast, examining the implications of innovative technologies for human rights. He worked as a trainee lawyer at the Administrative Court of First Instance of Athens, Greece. He has also gained experience on human rights and migration while working for the Greek Council for Refugees and at the protection unit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Athens.

Panagiotis is a qualified lawyer registered with the Athens Bar Association.

Research Background

Panagiotis holds an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an LLM in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow. His LLM dissertation analyzed the application of International Humanitarian Law to cyber warfare operations.

He recently earned a PhD in Human Rights from Queen’s University Belfast. His thesis focused on the human rights risks and opportunities created by surveillance drones at EU borders, including issues related to border security, migration, privacy by design and personal data.

Panagiotis has published in academic journals and has been invited to disseminate his research outputs in conferences and workshops.

He speaks Greek, English, German and Spanish.

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