MISSION

The GNCHR is the independent advisory body to the State specialised in human rights issues.

It has been established and is functioning in accordance with the UN Paris Principles.

CURRENT MEMBERS

 GNCHR SEVENTH TERM OF OFFICE (03/2019 - 03/2022)

GOVERNING BOARD 

  PRESIDENT


 

 

 Maria Gavouneli

Associate Professor of International Law, Greek League for Women's Rights

Designated by the Greek League for Women's Rights   

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT

 

 

 

Giannis F.Ioannidis

Attorney at law, Athens Bar Association

Hellenic League for Human Rights

 

 Designated by the Hellenic League for Human Rights

SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT

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Ellie Varchalama

Attorney at law, Athens Bar Association

Legal Counsel, Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)

 Designated by the General Confederation of Labour of Greece

 


CHAIRS OF GNCHR SUB-COMMISSIONS

1) The Sub-Commission for Civil and Political Rights

    Giannis Ioannidis, Chair

    Foivos Iatrellis, Alternate Chair

2) The Sub-Commission for Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

    Ellie Varchalama, Chair

    Ioannis Lymveos, Alternate Chair

3) The Sub-Commission for the Application of Human Rights to Aliens

    Spyridon Apergis, Chair

    Alexandros Konstantinou, Alternate Chair

4) The Sub-Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights

    Maria-Iliana Pravita, Chair

    Stathis Gkotsis, Alternate Chair

5) The Sub-Commission for International Communication and Co-operation

    Maria Gavouneli, Chair

    Theodora Antoniou, Alternate Chair


MEMBERS

GNCHR Members with voting rights

 For further information about the GNCHR Members with voting rights: click here

 

Ellie Varchalama

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association, Legal Counsel, Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)

Despina Babanelou, Alternate Member

Research Associate, Labour Institue of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)

Designated by the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE)

[Documents of the Organisation Department of GSEE No. 145/22.2.2018 and 826/13.11.2018]


Stathis Gkotsis

Member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Servants’ Unions (ADEDY)

Ekaterini Giannoulia, Alternate Member

Member of the General Council of the Civil Servants' Unions (ADEDY)

Designated by the Supreme Administration of the Civil Servants' Unions (ADEDY)

[Document of the Executive Committee of ADEDY No.75/19.4.2018]


Ioannis Vardakastanis

President of the Greek National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)

Ioannis Lymveos, Alternate Member

Secretary-General of the NCPD

Designated by the NCPD

[Document of the NCPD No. 260/23.2.2018]


Foivos Iatrellis

Honorary Legal Counsel to the State, Member of the Amnesty International Greek Section

Spyridon Apergis, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Piraeus Bar Association

Designated by Amnesty International Greek Section

[Document of the President of the Amnesty International Greek Section of 15.3.2018]


Giannis Ioannidis

Attorney at Law

Ekaterini PournaraAlternate Member

Attorney at Law

Designated by the Hellenic League for Human Rights

[Document of the President of the Board of the Hellenic League for Human Rights of 9.3.2018]


Christophoros Argyropoulos

Attorney at Law, Member of the Board of the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR)

Apostolos VlachogiannisAlternate Member

Doctor of Constitutional Law, Research Associate at the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR)

Designated by the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights

[Document of the President of MFHR No. 9/24.5.2019]


Alexandros Konstantinou

Attorney at Law

Spyros KoulocherisAlternate Member 

Attorney at Law, Greek Council for Refugees Legal Unit Coordinator 

Designated by the Greek Council for Refugees

[Document of the Director of the Greek Council for Refugees No. 108/7.3.2018]


Maria Gavouneli

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Maria-Iliana PravitaAlternate Member

Lecturer in Administrative Science at the University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Designated by the Greek League for Women's Rights

[Document of the President of the Greek League for Women's Rights of 16.2.2018]


Eleftherios Dimitriou

Member of the Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma Associations

Vasilios DimitriouAlternate Member

President of the Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma Associations

Designated by the Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma Associations

[Document of the President of the Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma Associations No 17/3.5.2018]


Vasilios Pantzos

President of the Panhellenic Confederation of Greek Rom (ΕLLAN PASSE)

Elias Giannopoulos, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Legal Advisor of the Panhellenic Confederation of Greek Rom (ΕLLAN PASSE)

Designated by the Panhellenic Confederation of Greek Rom (ELLAN PASSE)

[Document of the President and Secretary General of ELLAN PASSE No 431/3.5.2019]


Marina Matha - Galanou

President of the Greek Transgendered Support Association (SYD)

Vassilis Sotiropoulos, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law

Designated by the Greek Transgendered Support Association (SYD)

[Document of the President of the Greek Transgendered Support Association of 10.5.2019]


Giannis Papagiannopoulos

Member of Athens Pride

Andrea Gilbert, Alternate Member

Legal representative, Manager of Athens Pride

Designated by Athens Pride

[Document of the Legal representative - Manager of Athens Pride of 6.6.2019]


Irini Petropoulou

Co - President of OLKE (LGBT Community of Greece)

Aristotelis Raptis, Alternate Member

Co - President of OLKE (LGBT Community of Greece)

Designated by OLKE

[Document of the Co - President of OLKE of 6.6.2019]


Ariadni Petraki

Member of Colour Youth -  Athens LGBTQ Youth Community

Anna Papazoglou, Alternate Member

Member of Colour Youth -  Athens LGBTQ Youth Community

Designated by Colour Youth - Athens LGBTQ Youth Community

[Document of the Manager of Colour Youth - Athens LGBTQ Youth Community of 6.6.2019]


Ekaterini Trimmi

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Ekaterini Georgountzou, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by Rainbow Families Greece

[Document of the Vice President of Rainbow Families Greece of 4.6.2019]


Eleftherios Konstantinidis

Attorney at Law, Manager - Representative of Hellenic Roma Action (HEROMACT)

Manolis Rantis, Alternate Member

Vendor, Member of Hellenic Roma Action (HEROMACT)

Designated by Hellenic Roma Action (HEROMACT)

[Document of HEROMACT of 6.6.2019]


Danae Koltsida

Attorney at Law, Member of the Central Political Committee (KPE) and the Department of Local and Regional Administration of SYRIZA 

Ioannis Gounaris, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Doctor of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Designated by the political party SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left)

[Decision of SYRIZA of 30.3.2018]


Stylianos - Ioannis Koutnatzis

Supreme Court Lawyer, Lecturer in Public Law at School of Law, Democritus University of Thrace

Anastasia YfantiAlternate Member

Attorney at Law

Designated by the political party Nea Dimokratia 

[Document of Nea Dimokratia No. 1156/11.6.2018]


Xenophon Contiades

Professor of Public Law and Social Security Law at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Vasilios ChronopoulosAlternate Member

Attorney at Law

Designated by the political party Democratic Alignment (Dimokratiki Symparataxi) 

[Decision of Demokratic Alignment of 22.6.2018]


Antonios Antanasiotis

Attorney at Law

Designated by the political party Communist Party of Greece (KKE) 

[Letter of KKE of 14.3.2018]


Lefteris Zagoritis

Hellenic Consumers' Ombudsman, Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Athina Kontogianni,  Alternate Member

Deputy Hellenic Consumers' Ombudsman, Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the Hellenic Consumers’ Ombudsman

[Document of the Hellenic Consumers’ Ombudsman No.9572/28.2.2018]


Andreas Pottakis

The Greek Ombudsman, Doctor of Law, University of Oxford,Supreme Court Lawyer

Georgios NikolopoulosAlternate Member

Deputy Greek Ombudsman (Department for human rights), Professor of Criminology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Designated by the Greek Ombudsman

[Document of the Greek Ombudsman No. 15/15.2.2018]


Charalambos Anthopoulos

Assistant Professor, Hellenic Open University 

Eleni MartsoukouAlternate Member

Attorney at Law, Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA) 

Designated by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA)

[Document of the President of the HDPA No. Γ/ΕΞ/1352 -1/7.3.2018]


Evangelia Mitrou

Member of the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), Professor at the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communications System Engineering

Nikolaos KiaosAlternate Member

Member of the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), Journalist

Designated by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV)

[Document of the President of the NCRTV No. 835/8.2.2018]


Charalambos Savakis

Member of the National Bioethics Commission, Professor of Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Medical School of the University of Crete

Nikolaos AnagnouAlternate Member

Member of the National Bioethics Commission, Professor of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Designated by the National Bioethics Commission

[Document of the President of National Bioethics Commission No. 20/28.2.2018]


Kyrkos Doxiadis

Person of recognized authority for his expertise in the field of human rights protection

Professor of Social Theory with special reference to Communication at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Designated by the Prime Minister

[Document of the Prime Minister No. Y18/20.4.2018]


Athina Athanasiou

Person of recognized authority for her expertise in the field of human rights protection

Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Designated by the Prime Minister

[Document of the Prime Minister No. Y18/20.4.2018]


Stefanos Dimitriou

Associate Professor of the Faculty of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Stamatoula Tomara - SideriAlternate Member

Professor of the Faculty of Political Science and History, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Designated by the Panteion University

[Document of the President of the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences No. 574/29.3.2018]


Theodora Antoniou

Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Pavlos - Michail EfstratiouAlternate Member 

Associate Professor of Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

Designated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

[Document of the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens No. 5804/27.3.2018]


Ifigeneia Kamtsidou

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Lina PapadopoulouAlternate Member

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Designated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

[Document of the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki No. 360/21.2.2018]


Christos Kleiosis

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Panagiotis ChasiotisAlternate Member 

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the Athens Bar Association

[Decision of the President of Athens Bar Association No.98/23.2.2018] 

 

 GNCHR Members without voting rights

For further information about the GNCHR Members without voting rights: click here

 

President of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Institutions and Transparency, 

Designated by the President of the Greek Parliament

[Document of the President of the Hellenic Parliament No.]


Christos Saritzoglou

Head of the Department of Naturalization of Expatriates, Citizenship Directorate, Ministry of Interior 

Erika - Evrykleia PradhanAlternate Member

Citizenship Directorate, Ministry of Interior 

Designated by the Ministry of Interior

[Decision of the Minister of Interior No.10896/11.4.2018]


Sophia Vidali

Professor of Criminology and Anti - Crime Policy, Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace 

Artemisia PapadakiAlternate Member

Attorney at Law, Master's Degree in International Public Law

Designated by the Ministry of Citizen Protection

[Decision of the Minister of Citizen Protection No.1053/8.2.2019]


Konstantinos Kintis

Director General (Alt.) of Administrative and Financial Services, Ministry for Migration Policy

Eleni PetrakiAlternate Member

Alt.Head of the Office of Public Relations and Information, Asylum Service

Designated by the Ministry for Migration Policy

[Document of the Minister of Migration Policy No. 1242/14.3.2019]


Heracles Moskoff 

Minister Expert Counsellor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Rapporteur of Greece on combating Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Ilias KastanasAlternate Member

Special Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[Document of the Minister of Foreign Affairs No. E/79/6.3.2018]


Theofilos Tsagris

Head of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

Maria RossidiAlternate Member

Expert Counsellor, General Secretariat for Transparency and Human Rights

Designated by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

[Documents of the Minister of Justice,Transparency and Human Rights No. 14300/26.2.2018 and No. 40741/18oικ/6.2.2019]


Panagiotis Georgopoulos

Special Advisor to the Secretary General for Lifelong Learning and Youth, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Stavroula PantaziAlternate Member 

Administration Officer, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Designated by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs 

[Document of the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs No. 5077/11-6-2018] 


Souzana Laskaridou

Head of Department of Relations with International Organisations, Directorate of International Relations, MInistry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity 

Evaggelia ZervaAlternate Member

Officer, Department of Relations with International Organisations, Directorate of International Relations, MInistry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity 

Designated by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity

[Document of the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity No. 10115/Δ1.3929/13.4.2018]


Maria Sfetsa

Head of the Department of Registry and Transparency of the Mass Media Supervision Directorate, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

Eleni Grigoriou, Alternate Member

Alt. Head of Crisis Management Communications Planning Directorate, Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

Designated by the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

[Document of the Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, No. 2617/4.9.2018]

 

 From the overall 63 regular and alternate members of the GNCHR, 27 members are women. 

The aforementioned GNCHR members have been designated by their institution and appointed virtue of a Decision by the Prime Minister. 

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