Argyro (Iro) Chatzinikolaou



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Argyro (Iro) is a doctoral researcher in the research group Law & Technology at Ghent University and is affiliated with the department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law. Iro is  a member of the Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, PIXLES (Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance) and the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER) and regularly contributes to the Strasbourg Observers blog.

Iro’s research revolves around the online sexual behaviour of minors and, more precisely, focuses on the balance between the protection of children’s rights and the fulfilment of the need to protect children within the digital environment. She is currently working on the research project “Minors and online sexual acts: a study of legal qualifications and regulatory approaches from a children’s rights perspective” (FWO).




Iro holds an LL.B. degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA, Greece) (Scholarship for academic excellence by the University of Athens A. Papadakis Trust), an LL.M degree in Civil Law from the same University and an LL.M degree in Law and Technology from Tilburg University (The Netherlands). She is also a qualified lawyer and a member of the Athens Bar Association. Prior to her doctoral studies, she practiced law in Athens, Greece. In addition, she worked as a legal intern at the Hellenic Republic Prosecutor’s Office in Athens, the Greek Council for Refugees (Athens, Greece) and the Consumers’ Association E.K.PI.ZO. (Athens, Greece).


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