Ι. The European and International Criminal Law Institute
The European and International Criminal Law Institute was founded on January 8, 2015 and has its seat in Athens. It was officially recognized by the Athens Court of Peace with its 24/2015 order and was registered in the Registry Book of Associations with registration number 30500. Its aims are the creation and the dissemination of special knowledge on international, European and comparative criminal law issues.
The European and International Criminal Law Institute came into being out of the need to keep the Greek criminal justice abreast of the rapid and significant development of criminal laws on international level. The evolution of international criminal law did not only influence the abstract formulation of law but also had a major impact on the daily criminal practice.
The concerns and the principles of international criminal law are reflected in a large number of serious criminal cases in Greece as well as in other countries. Ιn a sense they concern every single criminal case, since all criminal judgments are potentially subject to review by the European Court of Human Rights and as of recently by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Besides, the search for the minimum common rules for the fight against the most serious criminal activities that affect modern societies, such as corruption, terrorism and organized crime, takes place within the context of international criminal law.
One of the main goals of the Institute is especially the fight against international corruption. The respective legal problems and challenges have a quasi autonomous presence in the whole discussion among law makers and scholars, due to the their high importance, the vivid interest in this kind of criminality all over the world, the diversity of national legislations and the specific knowledge requested. Furthermore, the combination of numerous branches of science needed (criminal law, economics, sociology etc.) makes the study of the corruption-related problems not only more difficult, but also more challenging. The International Criminal Law of Corruption will be one of the main sessions of the Institute’s International Conference in June 2016.
Among the members of the Institute are distinguished Judges and University Professors as well as young scholars with exquisite graduate studies and an aptitude for creation. This is due to the fact that the Institute does not solely intend to promote international criminal law but is deeply concerned about younger jurists who are fighting under adverse conditions with vision, politeness of the soul and aptitude for knowledge. The Institute aspires to serve as a point of reference and to provide them the opportunity to improve and to contribute to the evolution of criminal sciences through seminars, publications and e-learning in collaboration with foreign Universities and Institutes as well as to offer them a forum where they can develop their concerns.
II. The Board of Directors
1. Prof. Christos Mylonopoulos President
2. Ass. Prof. Dimitris Kioupis Vice President
3. Public Prosecutor Dimitris Asprogerakas Secretary General
4. Dr. Stefanos Stanellos Cashier
5. Dr. Ioannis Morozinis Member
ΙΙΙ. The Institute’s Scholar Activities
On June 4, 2015 the Institute organized its first Conference on the topic of “Financial Crime with international dimensions” with a general introduction by Mr. Christos Mylonopoulos and speakers Messrs. Georgios Triantafyllou, Dimitri Kioupis, Stefanos Stanellos and Bernd Schünemann. Furthermore, two additional conferences have been scheduled on the following topics: a) “Antiquities and International Criminal Law” on 17.12.2015 and b) “The European Public Prosecutor: Problems and Perspectives” in April 2016.
Finally, the Institute has scheduled an International Conference for June 3-5, 2016 which will be held under the auspices of the President of Democracy with the participation of world renowned scholars.
IV. Members of the Institute
A. Founding members
1. Mylonopoulos Christos, Professor, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Lawyer, Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2. Tentes Ioannis, Emeritus Chief Prosecutor of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos), form. National Coordinator Against Corruption
3. Konstantinidis Aggelos, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Democritian University of Thrace, Lawyer
4. Kioupis Dimitrios, Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Lawyer
5. Pantelis Nikolaos, Dep. Prosecutor of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
6. Asprogerakas Dimitrios, Prosecutor Court of Appeals
7. Morozinis Ioannis, Doctor of Laws, University of Munich, Lawyer
8. Triantafyllou Georgios, Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Lawyer
9. Ntogiakos Isidoros, Prosecutor Court of Appeals
10. Sofos Themistocles, Doctor of Laws, University of Bonn, Lawyer
11. Stanellos Stefanos, Doctor of Laws, University of Athens, Lawyer
12. Bourmas Georgios, Doctor of Laws, University of Athens, Lawyer
13. Paterakis Nikolaos, Master of Laws, Lawyer
14. Nikolopoulou Christina, Doctor of Laws, University of Athens, Lawyer
15. Billis Emmanouil, Doctor of Laws, University of Freiburg, Lawyer
16. Petropoulos Ioannis, Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) Judge
17. Androulakis Ioannis, Lecturer of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Lawyer
18. Dagretzakis Georgios, Master of Laws, Lawyer
19. Kavvouras Georgios, Doctor of Laws, University of Athens, Lawyer
20. Paraskevaidis Konstantinos, Dep. Prosecutor Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
21. Dimitratos Nikolaos, Associate Professor, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Lawyer
22. Sfakianakis Emmanouil, Brigadier Greek Police, Chief Cyber Crime Division
B. New Members
1. Zairi Maria, Dep. Prosecutor Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
2. Kassimis Georgios, Judge Court of First Instance
3. Dendias Nikos, Lawyer, form. Minister
4. Aggelopoulou Elena, Dep. Prosecutor Court of First Instance
5. Filopoulos Panagiotis, Judge Court of Appeals
6. Panagiotopoulos Panagiotis, Prosecutor Court of Appeals
C. Honorary Members
1. Jesús-María Sánchez, Professor, University of Barcelona
2. Andrea Castaldo, Professor, University of Naples
3. Lloyd Weinreb, Professor, Harvard University
4. Ulrich Sieber, Professor, University of Freiburg, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
5. Liang Genlin, Professor, University of Beijing
6. Hans Heiner Kühne, Professor, University of Trier
Ι. The European and International Criminal Law Institute