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Tackling ill-treatment by police in Greece

Athens 9 January 2019
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The Council of Europe and the Greek authorities are organising a round table event on professional policing and how to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Athens on 10 and 11 January.

The event, which is the first of its kind, aims to help bring Greek laws and practices into line with international standards following a series of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and critical reports from the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT).

Speakers at the event will include the General Prosecutor of the Greek Supreme Court, Xeni Dimitriou-Vasilopoulou, Council of Europe Director General of Human Rights Christos Giakoumopoulos, Greek Ombudsman Andreas Pottakis and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor Nils Melzer.

Other participants will include academics, lawyers and government officials, as well as representatives of the Greek police force, coastguard, courts and prosecution services.


Programme

Country factsheet for Greece

 CPT reports on Greece published in March 2016 and September 2017

Concept note "Professional Policing: Roles and Responsibilities of National Actors in Relation to the (Ill-)Treatment of Apprehended Persons in Greece"