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Dr Emily Kakoullis

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2087 5082
3.12, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX


Dr Emily Julia Kakoullis is a Lecturer in Human Rights Law at Cardiff School of Law and Politics. She specialises in International Disability Human Rights Law focusing on the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Dr Kakoullis teaches on the LLM programme (see Teaching). Prior to taking up this role she was a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Dr Kakoullis has published on the CRPD (see Publications), has recently edited together with Professor Johnson a book on the CRPD Recognising human rights in different cultural contexts: the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities , and is on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice .


Education and Qualifications

Professional memberships

Academic positions

  • Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Speaking engagements

Committees and reviewing






  • Kakoullis, E. and Ikehara, Y. 2018. Article 1 purpose. In: Bantekas, I., Stein, M. and Anastasiou, D. eds. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities A Commentary. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press



LLM modules:


  • Supervision of LLM Dissertations

Teaching academic affiliations & training:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Interests:

  • International Disability Human Rights Law, focusing on the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD);
  • The interaction between the UN CRPD and domestic cultural contexts;
  • Participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities;
  • Monitoring mechanisms designed to serve persons with disabilities and the implementation of Article 16 - Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse (CRPD 2006).

Research Centres