Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis

Professor of Public Law; Fellow of Mansfield College


Professor Eleftheriadis studies the philosophy of law and European Union law. He is also a barrister in England and Wales and practises in EU law from Francis Taylor Building in the Temple.

His book Legal Rights which offered arguments against the legal positivist account of law and rights and in favour of a moral account of legal rights based on public reason - was published in 2008. Since then he has written on the theory of human rights, the right to health, the idea of sovereignty, the problem of parliamentary sovereignty as well as several aspects of the constitutional theory of the EU. He is currently at work on a monograph on constitutional theory entitled The Deliberative Constitution

He is a founder member of the Greek political party 'To Potami' (the River) and stood as a candidate in the 2014 European election and the 2015 general election. He is currently the spokesperson on European Affairs and a member of the National Executive.


  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • European Union law
  • Philosophy of law

Media experience

Professor Eleftheriadis is a regular commentator on the Eurozone crisis.


English, Greek