I o a n n i s K T I S T A K I S
June ’03 PhD in Public Law “The religious liberty under the European Convention of Human Rights”, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
October ‘96 LL.M. in Legal Theory, European Academy of Legal Theory, Katholieke Universiteit Brussels & Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium (scholarship by the European Academy of Legal Theory).
December ‘95 D.E.A. Political Sciences “The political and cultural construction of Europe”, Institute of Political Sciences, University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France.
October ‘93 Diploma, Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece.
Participation in E.U. Institutions
June ‘04 Member of the Executive Board of European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Intolerance (duration: 2 years).
Participation in international conferences
October ‘12 OSCE, Human Rights Dimension Conference (Warsaw): keynote speaker.
September ‘00 European Conference against Racism (Council of Europe, Strasbourg).
December ‘98 European conference for the European Charter for minority and regional languages (Council of Europe, Strasbourg).
International professional experience
June ‘19 Lawyer before the European Court of Human Rights in the following cases:
Anagnostopoulos and others (7.11.2000), Karahalios (11.12.2003), Belaousof and others (27.5.2004), Theodoropoulos and others (15.7.2004), Makaratzis (20.12.2004), Stamatios Karagiannis (10.2.2005), Karobeis (10.2.2005), Selianitis (10.2.2005), Theodoros Anagnostopoulos (10.2.2005), Charalambos Katsaros (10.2.2005), Vlasopoulos and others (10.2.2005), Oikonomidis (17.2.2005), Plastarias (21.4.2005), Kollias (21.4.2005), Koufogiannis (21.4.2005), Kabetsis (21.4.2005), Tsamou (21.4.2005), Stamos and others (19.5.2005), Makedonopoulos (19.5.2005), Moisidis (19.5.2005), Nikolopoulos (2.6.2005), Nafpliotis (2.6.2005), Aggelopoulos (9.6.2005), Fraggalexi (9.6.2005), Charalambos Karagiannis (9.6.2005), Kaskaniotis and others (9.6.2005), Ioannidis (4.8.2005), Vozinos (4.8.2005), Gavalas (4.8.2005), Spyropoulos (4.8.2005), Tsaras (4.8.2005), Renieri and others (8.12.2005), Gili and others (8.12.2005), Giakoumeli and others (8.12.2005), Georgopoulos and others (8.12.2005), Chatzibyrros and others (6.4.2006), Mantzila (4.5.2006), Athanasiou (1.6.2006), Tsiotras (1.6.2006), Sillaidis (30.11.2006), Diakoumakos (30.11.2006), Gousis (29.3.2007), Alvanos et autres (20.3.2008), Meidanis (22.5.2008), Patriarcat Oecumenique (8.7.2008), Typopoiitiria Thivas A.E. (11.12.2008), Panoussi (22.4.2010), Saidoun (28.10.2010), Fawsie (28.10.2010), Konstas (24.5.2011), Molla Sali (19.12.2018), Dimopulos (2.4.2019) and Loupas (20.6.2019).
January ‘13 Lawyer before the European Committee of Social Rights: International Federation for Human Rights v. Greece, complaint no. 72/2011
April ‘00 Expert of Council of Europe. Seminar in European Convention of Human Rights. Albania, FRY, Bulgaria.
October ’95 Stagiaire at the Secretary General of the European Commission, Unit: Relations with the European Parliament, Brussels.
August ‘95 Temporary staff at the Directory of Legal Affairs of Council of Europe (European Commission for Democracy through Law).
April ‘95 Stagiaire at the Directory of Legal Affairs of Council of Europe (European Commission for Democracy through Law).
Professional experience in Greece
Mars '00 Legal advisor at the Greek National Commission of Human Rights, Athens, Greece (duration: 4 years).
October ’96 Legal advisor at Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights, Athens, Greece (duration: 3 years).
July '19 Associate Professor, International Protection of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece (2007-).
March '18 Lecturer, International Protection of Human Rights, Greek National School for the Judiciary, Thessaloniki, Greece (2000-).
September '13 Assistant Professor, Public International Law, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (2013-2016).
September '07 Visiting Lecturer, International Protection of Human Rights, Faculty of Political Science and public Administration, National and Kapodistrian Univerity of Athens, Athens, Greece (2007-2012).
Scientific publications (selection)
January ‘19: The Friends of the Court – Amici Curiae before International Tribunals, Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens (in Greek).
September ‘18 «European Immigration Controls Conforming to Human Rights Standards», New England Journal of Public Policy, 2018/2, pp. 1-7.
November ‘17 « Les droits de l’Homme, le juge constitutionnel grec et la crise économique», La Revue des Droits de l’Homme, 2017/11 (<https://journals.openedition.org/revdh/>).
February ‘17 «Seeking migration in Europe: borders control in conformity with the European Convention on Human Rights» in Pursuing Stability and a Shared Development in Euro-Mediterranean Migrations, Epos-Arachne Publishing, Rome, pp. 139-151.
November ‘15 « Le statut personnel au cœur de la notion du patrimoine culturel des minorités. La protection juridique du Traité de Lausanne », Revue Anatoli, Paris, CNRS, pp. 25-38.
April ’14 “The Mufti, the Sharia, and Human Rights. Theocracy or rule of law in contemporary Greece?” in the International Organizations and Human Rights Discourse: Essays in Honour of Prof. Paroula Naskou-Perraki, Ant. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens, pp. 185-201 (in English).
January ’14 Migrants and European Human Rights Law, Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens (in Greek). Preface: Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
July ’13 Islamic Law, Greek religious courts and human rights, Istos, Istanbul (in French). Preface: Christos Rozakis, former vice-president of the ECtHR.
December ’12 Protecting Migrants, Handbook, Council of Europe publications (in English).
November ’11 “The protection of forum internum under article 9 of the ECHR” in the The European Convention on Human Rights, a living instrument. Essays in Honour of Christos L. Rozakis, Bruylant, Brussels, pp. 285-303 (in English).
December ’07 “Religious pluralism and tolerance in a (European) democratic society”, Annuaire International des droits de l’Homme, 2007-II, p. 253-268 (in English).
November ’06 The protection of human rights in Europe, Athens Bar Association (co-authors: S. Matthias, L. Stavriti and K. Stefanaki // in Greek).
April ’04 Religious freedom and European Convention on Human Rights, Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights & Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publications, Athens-Komotini (in Greek).
November '03 «La jurisprudence des années soixante de la Cour de Justice des Communautés Européennes: La place des juges au processus de la construction européenne», Essays in honour of Kostas Beis, Eunomia Verlag, Athens, 2003, p. 803-871 (in French).
January '03 The influence of the European Convention on Human Rights at the application of Greek law, Greek National School for the Judiciary, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publications, Athens-Komotini (in Greek).
December '00 Survey of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights 1997-1998, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publications, Athens-Komotini (co-author: E. Kastanas // in Greek).
September ‘06 Member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (in the context of the Council of Europe).
October ‘05 Member of the Equal Treatment Committee, one of the Greek Equality Bodies according to the provisions of Directives 2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC (duration: 1 year and 2 months).
June ‘03 Secretary General of the Hellenic League of Human Rights, affiliated member of the International Federation for Human Rights (duration: 4 years).
January ‘04 European Group of non-governmental experts in the field of combating discrimination-based ethnicity, race, religion or belief (duration: 4 years).
September ‘04 Member of the Greek National Commission of Human Rights (duration: 2 years and 8 months).
English, French and Greek.