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]


 

 

Spyridon Apergis

Attorney at Law, Piraeus Bar Association

Eleni Spathana, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

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

[Decision of the President of SYRIZA of 15.1.2015]


Charalampos Naoumis

Supreme Court Lawyer and Lawyer at the Council of State. Athens Bar Association

Georgios NikasAlternate Member

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the political party Nea Dimocratia 

[Decision of the Secretary of Nea Dimokratia Political Committee No. 131/9.3.2015]


Ioannis Ioannidis

Attorney at Law

Vasilios ChronopoulosAlternate Member

Attorney at Law

Designated by the political party Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 

[Decision of the President of Panhellenic Socialist Movement, Evangelos Venizelos, No. 956/9.3.2015]


Antonios Antanasiotis

Attorney at Law, Member of the Department of Justice and Freedoms Peoples of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece

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

[Letter of the Press Office of the CC of KKE of 6.2.2015]


Ioanna Panagopoulou

Attorney at Law, Thessaloniki Bar Association

Foteini LeompillaAlternate Member

Sociologist

Designated by the political party To Potami 

[Decision of the Director of the office of the head of To Potami of 5.5.2016]


Despina Halkidi

Secretary for Women and Support to Family of the political party Anexartitoi Ellines

Evridiki Kourneta, Alternate Member

Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the political party Anexartitoi Ellines

[Decision of the President of the Central Group of Anexartitoi Ellines of 18.2.2015]


Panagiotis Sfaelos

Consultant at the Hellenic Parliament

Anna ArchontouliAlternate Member

Teacher

Designated by the political party Enosi Kentroon

[Decision of the President of Enosi Kentroon of 18.2.2015]


Lefteris Zagoritis

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

Athina Kontogianni,  Alternate Member

Deputy Hellenic Consumer Ombudsman, Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the Hellenic Consumers’ Ombudsman

[Decision of the Consumers’ Ombudsman No.10815/29.4.2015]


Andreas Pottakis

The Greek Ombudman

Georgios NikolopoulosAlternate Member

Deputy Greek Ombudsman (Department for human rights)

Designated by the Greek Ombudsman

[Decisions of the Greek Ombudsman No. 20/8.8.2016 and No. 47/24.11.2016 ]


Charalambos Anthopoulos

Assistant Professor, Hellenic Open University 

Charalambos TsiliotisAlternate Member

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese 

Designated by the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA)

[Decision of the President of the HDPA No. Γ/ΕΞ/6071/4.10.2016]


Evangelia Mitrou

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

Nikolaos KiaosAlternate Member

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

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

[Decision of the President of the NCRTV No. 4907/20.12.2016]


Charalambos Savakis

Professor of Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Medical School of the University of Crete

Nikolaos AnagnouAlternate Member

Professor of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Designated by the National Bioethics Commission

[Decision of the President of National Bioethics Commission No. 7/9.2.2015]


Konstantinos Douzinas

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

Professor of Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law, Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Pro - Vice Master at Birkbeck College for International Links, University of London

Designated by the Prime Minister

Decision of the Prime Minister No. 950/31.3.2015]


Athina Athanasiou

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

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

Designated by the Prime Minister

[Decision of the Prime Minister No. 950/31.3.2015]


Vassiliki Georgiadou

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

Andreas KolliasAlternate Member

Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Political Science and History, Panteion University

Designated by the Panteion University

[Decision of the Assembly of the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University of 11.2.2015]


Georgios Gerapetritis

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

Spyridon VlachopoulosAlternate Member 

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

Designated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

[Decision of the Law School of the Kapodistrian University of Athens No. 1012/22.12.2015]


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

[Decision of the General Assembly of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki No. 31/16.12.2014]


Vasilios Tzoufis

Lawyer, Athens Bar Association

Christos KleiosisAlternate Member 

Lawyer, Athens Bar Association

Designated by the Athens Bar Association

[Decision of the President of Athens Bar Association No.3593/17.3.2015] 

 

 GNCHR Members without voting rights

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

Anastasia Christodoulopoulou 

President of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Institutions and Transparency, 3rd Vice-President of the Greek Parliament

Designated by the President of the Greek Parliament

[Decision of the Special Permanent Committee on Institutions and Transparency No. 3451/13.10.2015]

Sophia Vidali

Representative of the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction / Sector of Citizen Protection, Professor of Criminology and Anti - Crime Policy, Faculty of Law, Democritus University of Thrace 

Alexandros SoukoulisAlternate Member

Police Colonel, Alien Division Hellenic Police

Designated by the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction / Sector of Citizen Protection

[Decision of the Minister No.8720/12.3.2015]


Konstantinos Kintis

Representative of the Ministry of Migration Policy

Eleni PetrakiAlternate Member

Designated by the Ministry of Migration Policy

[Document of the Minister of Migration Policy No. 2491/20-4-2017]


Maria Telalian

Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Ilias KastanasAlternate Member

Special Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[Decision of the Minister No. E/275/5.5.2015, as renewed by the Decision of the Minister No. E/355/30.12.2014]


Agoro-Elisabeth Lazarou

Representative of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

Maria RossidiAlternate Member

Legal Advisor, General Secretariat for Transparency and Human Rights

Designated by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights

[Decision of the General Secretary of Transparency and Human Rights No. 84/13.3.2015]


Panagiotis Georgopoulos

Representative of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs 

Stavroula Pantazi, Alternate Member 

Designated by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs 

[Decision of the Minister No. 46/76814/H1/10-5-2017] 


Evangelia Zerva

Representative of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity 

Souzana LaskaridouAlternate Member

Representative of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity 

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

[Decision of the Minister No. 3721/D9.1018/27.1.2016]


Eleftherios Kretzos

Representative of the Secretariat General of Information and Communication 

Georgios Florentis, Alternate Member

Counsel to the Secretariat General of Information and Communication 

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

[Decision of the State Minister No. 861/20.4.2015]

 

 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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