Date and Time of the Roundtable: June 10th 2016, 17.00-21.00
University of Macedonia’s Conference Room
The roundtable discussion will be organised by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence of the University of Macedonia, and it will be sponsored by Erasmus+ under the Center’s research Axis on racism and xenophobia. The discussion will be focused on an in-depth examination of racism both from a horizontal and a vertical perspective, since the groups on the receiving end of racist behaviours and racism itself along with discrimination, the legal framework etc., will be examined, while the research and discussion regarding xenophobia will be focused on Islam, minorities, refugees etc., including “national profiling”.
The speakers of this conference will be respectable academics such as PhD candidates and members of the civil society, and in that way a pluralistic and complete approach to the subject will be offered.
Racism and Xenophobia in the Case Law of the ECHR
Emeritus Professor Ch. Rozakis, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe, former Vice president of the ECHR
Chair: P. Naskou-Perraki,
Former Professor of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Former Director of the UNESCO Chair
17.45 – 18.10
Criminal law of Manifestations of Racism, M. Kaiafa-Gbandi, Professor at the AUTh Law School
Human Rights and Cultural Otherness: Claims and balances, Dr. N. Gaitenidis, Research Associate of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, University of Macedonia
Racist Speech and Freedom of Expression, A. Pavlopoulos, PhD candidate of the Department of Law at AUTh
18.40 – 19.00
President: D. Anagnostopoulou, Assistant Professor of the Department of international and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Director of the UNESCO Chair
19.00 – 19.15
Ethnic Separation based on the law, K. Tsitselikis, Professor of the Department of of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia
Institutional Discrimination: the unseen racism of institutional structures, S. Kofinis, Doctor Juris, Administrative Court of First Instance Judge
The concept of human decency in the case law of the ECtHR and the Court of the EU for the refugees, A.-M. Konsta, Lecturer of the Department of Law of the AUTh
Roundtable Discussion of the Jena Monnet Center of Excellence
Coordinator: L. Papadopoulou, Associate Professor of the School of Law, Jean Monnet Chair of European Constitutionalism, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thematic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
Participation is free. Certificates of attendance will be given at the end.