Dr. Niki Siampakou joined the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism for the Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism Programme, in May 2023, as a Joint Research Fellow with T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Her work focuses on the appropriate legal responses against violent extremism and terrorism, with a particular focus on (inter)national criminal justice and human rights considerations. Before joining the ICCT, Niki worked on the field of transitional justice as a research and training project manager at the IFJD-Institut Louis Joinet in France. She also participated in two field missions in the Central African Republic and in several conferences. Between 2016 and 2019, she was a contractual researcher at Aix Marseille University.
Niki holds a PhD in international criminal law and a master’s degree in public international law from Aix Marseille University and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘Against all hopes: The untenable promise of reparations of the International Criminal Court’, provides a critical analysis of the ICC’s reparation mandate. During her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at New York University (JSD Program, 2018-2019) and at the University of Amsterdam (ACIL, 2017-2018). She also interned with the Victims participation and reparations section of the International Criminal Court and the Greek Ministry of Justice.