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Dr. Stoyan Panov: Lecturer

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Stoyan Panov received his education at the University of Birmingham, Leiden University, Georgetown University, and DePauw University. Currently he is responsible for teaching Public International Law, Principles of Law, ECHR Moot Court, and the EU in Perspective courses at UCF. Stoyan Panov has also taught classes on EU Law, International Human Rights Law, EU Policies in Practice and Introduction to the Studies of Law among others. His major teaching and research interests are in international law, international criminal law, international human rights law, and EU law and politics. He was awarded the 2019/2020 re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe fellowship.
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Selected Publications

  • Panov, S. To Derogate (and Notify), or Not to Derogate (and Not to Notify), that is the Question! An Analysis of the Legal Framework of the COVID-19 State of Emergency in the Republic of Bulgaria and ECHR Practice, Forum Transregionale Studien re:constitution Working Paper 1/2020, available at
  • Panov, S. and Braig, K. The Doctrine of Positive Obligations as a Starting Point for Climate Litigation in Strasbourg: The European Court of Human Rights as a Hilfssheriff in Combating Climate Change? University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation Vol. 35 (2020) 261-297, available at
  • Panov, S. The Effect of Populism on the Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence in Hungary and Poland, in: Jure Vidmar (ed), European Populism and Human Rights (Brill/Nijhoff 2020), DOI:
  • Panov, S. The EU's Trifecta Mechanisms: Analysis of EU's Response to the Challenges to the Rule of Law and Corruption, Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal 5 (2019): 83-117, accessible at
  • Mikalayeva, L., Panov, S. & Schleutker, E. Reflective writing for enhancing knowledge integration in modularised study programmes, Eur Polit Sci (2018), accessible at
  • Panov, S. Pecunia non olet? Legal Norms and Anti-Corruption Judicial Frameworks of Preventive Confiscation, Crime, Law and Social Change (Springer 2017), accessible at
  • Panov S. Case Note: Case of Vasiliauskas v. Lithuania in the European Court of Human Rights, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 10(3) (2016) 81-87, accessible at
  • Panov S. Harmonize, Recognize or Minimize: A Borderless European Judicial Space? The Application of the European Arrest Warrant and Its Effect on EU Integration, The Birmingham Journal for Europe, Vol. 3 (2014)
  • Panov S. Judicial Anti-Corruption Reforms in Bulgaria and the Role of the EU in Judiciary Regulation Legislation, Sudosteuropa: Zeitschrift fur Politik und Gesellschaft, Vol. 61(2) (2013) 193-218


Selected Conference Presentations

  • Panov, S. Once the Backsliding Sets In: The Effect on the Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Judicial Independence in Hungary and Poland and the Role of the EU, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 4-7 September 2019
  • Panov, S. (co-presenter) Strategies for Overcoming Problems in Teaching Social Science Methods: A Comparative Case Study, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 4-7 September 2019
  • Panov, S. The EU's Trifecta in Central and Eastern Europe: An Analysis of EU's Response to the Backsliding of Democracy, the Rule of Law and Corruption, Fourth Portsmouth Law School/European University Institute Conference 2019 "Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights", Florence, Italy, 20-21 June 2019
  • Panov, S. Lessons from the Effect of Populism on the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe, Populism, Nationalism and Human Rights Conference, Maastricht Law School, Maastricht, the Netherlands, January 2018
  • Panov, S. I am a Citizen of EUrope: Legal and Political Aspects of the EU Citizenship, "Citizenship and Belonging in Europe – Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" Symposium, German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, Villa Vigoni, Italy, November 2017
  • Panov, S. (co-presenter) Reflective Writing in Modularized Study Programs: Building Bridges, European Consortium of Political Research General Conference, Oslo, Norway, September 2017
  • Panov, S. Pecunia Non Olet?:  Legal norms and anti-corruption judicial frameworks of preventive confiscation, 2nd Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum "How to Conceptualize Corruption?" Sciences Po, Paris, France, June 2017
  • Panov, S. And Justice for All: Closing the Impunity Gap through Prosecutions for Crimes Committed during the Communist Regime in the Baltics and Bulgaria, 2nd Annual University of Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, June 2017
  • Panov, S. The Modern Theater of War, the Narrative of the 'War Hero', and Impunity, FRIAS Conference, Freiburg, Germany, June 2016
  • Panov, S. How to Research Anti-Corruption?, Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum: How to Research Corruption Conference, ICR Network, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 2016