Nasia Hadjigeorgiou

Research Consultant

Research Interests

During her collaboration with the PRIO Cyprus Centre she will conduct research in preparation of a report on the legal status of the Nicosia buffer zone.


Dr Hadjigeorgiou is an Assistant Professor in Transitional Justice and Human Rights at UCLan Cyprus. Her monograph, entitled Protecting Human Rights and Building Peace in Post-violence Societies: An Underexplored Relationship (Hart Publishing, 2020), which received the Constantinos Emilianides Annual Book Award in Law for 2020, focuses on the protection of human rights in Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and South Africa. She has edited a book (Brill, 2019) and published a range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of human rights in Cyprus and elsewhere. In 2020, she implemented two research projects, one funded by the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Foundation and the other by the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics. Between 2022-24, she will be leading a group of UCLan Cyprus academics in the implementation of the EU-funded programme 'PRESERVERE – Preventing Racism and Discrimination – Enabling the Effective Implementation of the EU Anti-Racist Legal Framework'. Her work on human trafficking in Cyprus has been funded by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the British High Commission in Cyprus and UCLan's Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora an Exile. Her full academic profile is available at



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PCC Paper

Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia & Nikos Skoutaris (2019) The Status of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus Following Brexit, Occasional Paper Series. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.

PCC Report

Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia (2022) Human Trafficking in Cyprus: The Crime, Victims, Perpetrators, and their Connection to the Island’s Frozen Conflict, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 1. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia (2020) Helping those that help us: Challenges faced by foreign domestic workers in the Republic of Cyprus, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 2. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.

PCC Policy Brief

Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia (2020) Helping those that help us: Some guidance for policy makers in the Republic of Cyprus, PRIO Cyprus Centre Policy Brief, 2. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.