Dr Nariné Ghazaryan is an Associate Professor at the School of Law. She has obtained her PhD in EU Law from Nottingham University in 2010. She also holds an LLM in EU Law from Nottingham University (2006). Dr Ghazaryan previously obtained a Master's Degree in Private Law (2004) and a Bachelor's Degree in Law (2002) from Yerevan State University, Armenia.
Prior to joining the Law School, she worked as a Lecturer in Law in Brunel University London, where she taught EU Law, Company Law, Contract Law and Tort Law.
Dr Ghazaryan specialises in EU External Relations Law. She is particularly interested in the relations between the EU and its neighbouring countries, as well as the EU external policies on human rights and democracy promotion.
She was part of the HLRC team on FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies), a four-year (2013-2017) collaborative research project involving 19 research centres from around the world funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). She contributed to Work Package 6 on Regional Partnerships and Bilateral Cooperation by analysing the EU's human rights policies in Ukraine and Moldova.
She also acted as a co-expert (together with András Rácz and Sergiy Gerasymchuk) on a 2018 repot for the European Parliament analysing the European Union's, including the European Parliament's policies towards human rights issues in Ukraine, including Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine outside of the government's control, following the Maidan Revolution (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/603834/EXPO_STU(2018)603834_EN.pdf).
Dr Ghazaryan teaches European Union Law, Contract Law and Issues in Company Law at undergraduate level. At postgraduate level she teaches lnternational Relations Law of the EU.
Dr Ghazaryan's current research includes the analysis of the legal aspects of bilateral Association Agreements between the European Union and its Member States and Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova… read more
NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2018. Who Are the ‘Gatekeepers’?: In Continuation of the Debate on Direct Applicability and Direct Effect of EU International Agreements Yearbook of European Law.
NARINE GHAZARYAN, 2017. A Centenary of Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide. In: PAUL BEHRENS, OLAF JENSEN and NICHOLAS TERRY, eds., Holocaust and Genocide Denial: A Contextual Perspective Routledge. 170-185
NARINÉ GHAZARYAN, 2016. The Fluid Concept of 'EU Values' in the Neighbourhood: A Change in Paradigm from East to South?. In: SARA POLI, ed., The European Neighbourhood Policy: Values and Principles Routledge. 11-32
Katrina Peake, 'To what extent do EU trade and sustainable development instruments effectively promote labour rights in the Ready Made Garment industry of South and South-East Asia?' (joint supervision with Professor Jeffrey Kenner)
Astghik Solomonyan, 'To sign or not to sign? Choices faced by developing countries in terms fo public procurement review mechanisms included in international trade agreements' (joint supervision with Dr Aris Georgopoulos)
I am interested in supervising research projects in EU Law, EU External Relations Law, in particular Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies, Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, as well as the law of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx.
Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx
Dr Ghazaryan's current research includes the analysis of the legal aspects of bilateral Association Agreements between the European Union and its Member States and Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova respectively. She is particularly interested in the role of the Court of Justice, and the direct effect of the agreements in question. Her current work focuses on the impact of the Court of Justice's case law on the legal order of Armenia.
Dr Ghazaryan's past research focused on the legal analysis of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the EU's democratisation efforts in its Eastern neighbourhod. She published a monograph on this subject with Hart Publishing in 2014. Her interest in the export of the EU values and acquis to its neighbouring countries resulted in a number of publications. Her other publications focus on such issues as the Eurasian integration efforts, genocide denial and others.