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CURRICULUM VITAE

Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos

He was born in Athens (1949). PhD (1979), Assistant Professor (1982) and Professor (1988) of Criminal Law at the University of Thessaloniki.

He served as Chairman of the Department of Law at the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (terms 1995-1997 and 1997-1999) and as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science (2010-2013). He was also Chairman of the Legal Committee and of the Committee against drugs of the University of Thessaloniki.

He was elected as Member (1988 and 1997-1999), President (for three consecutive 2-year terms, 1999-2005) and Vice-President (2013- ) of the Board of KETHEA -Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals which was granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He also served as Vice-President of the Hellenic League for Human Rights and as Member of the Board of the Institute of Modern Greek Studies.

Other activities: participation in legislative committees among others (chairman of legislative committee which drafted the current legislation on drugs), member of the Supreme Special Court 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013), consultant of the Ministry of Justice (Minister G. Kouvelakis 1993-1995) on issues of criminal and penal law, member of the Working Group which drafted the European Directive 95/46 on the Protection of Personal Data, member of criminal and penal law committees (CDPC, PCOC) of the Council of Europe (2000-2004), member of the European Union group of experts which drafted a proposal concerning involuntary hospitalization in mental health units, scientific officer of programs of the University of Thessaloniki for the integration of ex-prisoners. He was also a mediator in prison riots (1990 Koridallos, 1996 St. Stephen, Patras) by request of the prisoners.  He is an honorary lawyer at the Bar Association of Thessaloniki since 2009.

He is author of books on Criminal Law and Criminal Law History and many of his articles have been published in Greece and abroad. He has been a regular writer for the daily news papers “Eleftherotypia” (for a decade) and “Journalists’ Journal”.

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