ELSA Thessaloniki

ELSA Thessaloniki Summer Law School

Lecturers

Konstantinos Chatzikostas

Konstantinos Chatzikostas was born in Thessaloniki in 1974. He graduated from the department of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995 and in the same year signed up as a PhD student at the Law School of Johan Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt with supervising professor mr. Ulfrid Neuman. At 2000 he orally presented his doctrine and was declared unanimously as doctor of the Law School of the University of Frankfurt.

His doctrine with title “The possibility of disposal of the well meaning good of life, as far as the subjects of suicide and euthanasia are concerned” was published at 2001 from the Peter Lang.

From the 2005 to 2010 he worked as a specialized scientist in the field of Criminal Law in the department of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since January 2014 he has worked as a lecturer of substantive criminal law at the same University.

He works as a lawyer appointed in the appeal court of Thessaloniki. He is a fluent speaker of German and English, while he also speaks well in French.

His scientific interests are focused on comparative criminal law, on the combat of corruption with the means of criminal law and in medical-criminal law. At his personal writings, apart from his doctrine, the following are included: 1) Insults of honor from legitimate interest (article 367 of the Penal Code). 2) Corruption in the private sector.


Nikolaos Dimopoulos

Nicholaos Chr. Dimopoulos was born in 1987. In 2005 he graduated from the 1st Lyceum of Sykies, Thessaloniki. During the same year, he entered the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 2009 with GPA 9.13 (“Excellent”). During his undergraduate studies he was a N. Abramides scholar.

In 2011 he sat for the Thessaloniki Bar exam and since then he is a licensed Lawyer, registered in the Thessaloniki Bar Association.

In 2010 he entered the two-year Master’s Program of the Department of Public Law and Political Science of the Aristotle University’s Law School as a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). He graduated in 2013 with GPA 9.25 (“Excellent”). His thesis in Constitutional Law was awarded the grade 10 (“Excellent”).

In 2012 he was admitted to the two-year Interdisciplinary Master’s Program “CONTEMPORARY MEDICAL ACTS: LEGAL REGULATION AND BIOETHICAL DIMENSION” of the Schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Theology, as a scholar of the LilianVoudouris Foundation. Among his activities in this program, he has written papers related to issues of assisted reproduction and bioethics, and to issues of civil medical liability. His thesis “Medically assisted reproduction and European Union law” awarded the grade 10 (“Excellent”).

Since March 2014 he is conducting research at the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki concerning “Assisted Reproduction and Protection of the Embryo in vitro” as part of the ARISTEIA II project, which is co funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ΕSPΑ).

 

Apart from his native Greek, he is fluent in English, while he has also a very good command of German.


Elissavet Symeonidou-Kastanidou

Elisavet Symeonidou-Kastanidou is a Professor of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National Academy for Judges (Greece).

She is the President of the Society for the Study of Medical Law and Bioethics and responsible for the coordination of the Aristotle University Network “Contemporary Medical Praxis, Biomedicine and Law”. She directs the (Greek) journal “Medical Law and Bioethics” and she is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “European Criminal Law Review” (www.euclr.eu) as well as of three other (Greek) journals on criminal law and bioethiks. She is co – editor of the series: “Essays on Medical Law and Bioethics”, “Medical Praxis, Biomedicine and Law” and “Special Criminal Laws”.

Professor Symeonidou – Kastanidou has served as Chair of the Legislative Commission for the revision of the Greek Criminal Code and as a member of the Supreme Courts of Art. 88 and 91 of the Greek Constitution. She directs the Laboratory of European Criminal Law at AUTH, she is a member of the European Criminal Policy Initiative (ECPI) and a member of numerous national and international Scientific Societies.

She has been invited as a speaker to more than 180 national and international congresses. She has written, alone or in cooperation with other authors, 31 books (three of them in English and one in English and German) and 250 studies, published in journals, honorary volumes or Congress Proceedings in Greek, English and German.


Athanasios Panagiotou

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Thanos Panagiotou is attorney-at-law in Athens, Greece and a member of the Athens Bar Association. He received his Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2011. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Medical Law from Queen Mary University of London (2013). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His articles on contemporary topics of medical liability have been published in national and international peer-review journals. He has presented papers at various medical law conferences. He is the national contact point of the European Association of Health Law in Greece and member of the Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has received an Excellence Scholarship by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Mr. Panagiotou has been part-time instructor at the School of Business of the American College of Greece-Deree since May 2016. His research interests include medical liability, the EU Directive 2011/24/EU, the regulation of patient safety, patient’s rights, and the legal issues of evidence-based medicine.


Joaquín Cayón – De Las Cuevas

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Director of the Research Group on Health Law and Bioethics (GRIDES-FMV) and associate professor of health law at the University of Cantabria (Spain) where he coordinates the health law module of the Master’s Degree in Health Services Management. Holds a PhD in Law (“Provision of healthcare services as a legal consumer relationship”). His research activities are focused on different health law topics such as the patient-consumer approach, patients´ rights, healthcare mediation, data protection, waiting lists, healthcare insurance, medical liability and reproductive technologies. At the same time he is combining his academic activities with the legal advice as the Head of the Legal Advisory Service at the Health Ministry of the Government of Cantabria. Is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Association of Health Law (EAHL) and serves as the Coordinator of the Executive Board of the Ibero-American Health Law Network. Has an important international expertise in lecturing, networking and researching on health law issues, taking into account a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. More than 17 years of teaching and research experience with a wide list of publications (books, chapters and peer-reviewed articles) and oral presentations as a guest lecturer and speaker in different European universities (Erasmus-Rotterdam, Toulouse III-Paul Savatier, Coimbra, New Lisbon, Latvia, Masaryck, Innsbruck) and Latin American universities as well (located in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay and Dominican Republic). Also has an extensive practical experience in preparing drafts on legal rules regarding healthcare issues for different countries. Is also taking part of the advisory board of different Spanish, Brazilian and Polish law journals. Coordinates an annual international meeting on patients´ protection and an autumn school on health law and bioethics.


Nikolaos Taskos, Professor, Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Neurologist

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CURICULUM VITAE

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

February 1945, Thessaloniki, Greece

EDUCATION

1970 M.D. School of Medicine, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

1978 – 1981 Research Fellow in Neuropathology, University of Pennsylvania, USA ( eighteen

months)

1993-94 Visiting Professor in Neuropathology, University of Pennsylvania USA ( six months)

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

1970 Greek license for MD.

1978 Diploma, Greek Board for Neurology and Psychiatry.

1982 Academic Dissertation (Thesis), School of Medicine, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1978 – 1987 Lecturer, B’ University Department of Neurology, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1987 – 1997 Assistant Professor of Neurology.

1997 – 2006 Associate Professor of Neurology, B’ University Department of Neurology.

2006 – 2012 Professor of Neurology, and Chairman of B’ University Department of Neurology, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2013 – today Emeritus Professor of Aristotle University

Consultant Neurologist in Intensive Care Units for neurocritical states

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Hellenic Society of Neurology

Member of the AUTH Research Network:Medical Practice,Biomedicine and Law

Memper of the Group Medical Law and Bioethics

Author of more than 230 papers in Greek and foreign Medical Journals

Presentation during the last two decades, on conferences, scientific and social events, lectures

on the unconsciousness critical states


 

Κωνσταντίνος Παπαγεωργίου, Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια Νομικής ΑΠΘ, Attorney at Law

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Constantinos Papageorgiou is an Assistant Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki and has worked as a lawyer since 1994. For the last seven years he has also sat on the scientific committee of the journal ‘Theory and Practice of Administrative Law’. Asst. Prof. C. Papageorgiou has participated in numerous conferences at European universities. His research interests lie mainly in the area of the domestic and international legal protection of the right to religious freedom and relations between State and Church, especially in the areas of property and the tax status of religions.

A selection of the author’s publications (in Greek) includes:

In Greek Language

Theory and Practice of Ecclesiastical Law I, Thessaloniki 2014.

Ecclesiastical Law. Theory – Jurisprudence, Thessaloniki 2013.

In English Language

Religion and Law in Greece, ‘Law & Business’, Wolters Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands/

Alphen aan den Rijn 2015, (pp. 242).

▪ «The Right to Religious Equality under the Greek Law», Mark Hill (ed.), Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union, European Consortium for Church and State Research, Trier, Germany 2011, 165-168.


Marina Dimopoulou, Attorney at Law, ΕλλάδαΔημοπούλου Μαρίνα (1)

Marina Dimopoulou studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, from which she graduated in 2012. In 2013 she was admitted to the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program of the same university “Contemporary medical acts: Legal regulation and Bioethical Dimension”, for which she submitted her dissertation “Criminal liability when performing surgical procedures: bioethical and social aspects of medical errors” and was awarded the degree of Master of Science with a grade of 9,88/10.

Since 2013, she is a member of Thessaloniki Lawyers’ Association.

Today, she is a collaborating member of the “Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics” of AUTh.

In September 2016 she presented a case study about experimental treatments in humans under a Seminar organized by the Laboratory.

Her academic interests include: medical liability, medical ethics, euthanasia, assisted suicide, living wills, medically assisted reproduction, human cloning, clinical studies, human experiments, informed consent, delivery and provision of healthcare etc.


Ειρήνη Sagel – μεγάλος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής του Leiden University Δίκαιο

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Mr. Dr. H. Irene Sagel-Grande, Asssociate Professor em.

H.I.Sagel-Grande@rug.nl

studied German Law, jurisprudence and criminology at Hamburg University. She took her PHD at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. The subject of her thesis was “The sanctions without deprivation of liberty in the German Democratic Republic”, a study that included a broad comparative part focusing many European countries. From 1973 to 1976 she was co-editor of “Justiz und NS-Verbrechen”, a publication of the German penal judgements between 1945 – 1966 with regard to National Socialist culpable homicide.

After some years as researcher, mainly for the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Penal Law in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany she studied Dutch law at the Free University of Amsterdam where she graduated in 1981.

After many years as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor as well in the department for Penal Law and Criminology as in the Department for Legal History, Private International and Comparative Private Law at Leiden University she was appointed at Groningen University in 2000 to join the staff of the newly founded Hanse Law School and to teach German Law.

Since 2007 Irene Sagel-Grande is primarily working on mainly empiric research projects in the field of European Sanction Systems, Prison Rules, The European Arrest Warrant, Comparative Penal Law, Insecurities and Quality of Life in European Cities.

She participated through the years in several EU projects, attended as speaker many conferences on comparative law and criminology, organised Leyden Law Courses in Criminology and held lectures in Criminology, Comparative Private Law and German Law for foreign students at Leyden University.

During the last decennium Irene Sagel-Grande was conducting the research project “Foreigners in Detention” commissioned by the Association EuroMoS (European Monitoring System), during which almost 500 detained foreigners in several countries were interviewed and participated in EU projects on “Early Release” and “Mediation”.

For what concerns her participation in this Summer Course her publications on the interface between jurisprudence and medicine, mainly on drugs policies and euthanasia, are of special interest.

Some Selected Publications:

Die Sanktionen ohne Freiheitsentzug in der DDR, Strafrechtliche Abhandlungen Neue Folge, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972

Justiz und NS-Verbrechen, parts XIII-XXI, University Press Amsterdam, 1975-1979

Le Système des Sanctions Pénales et de la Controle de la Délinquance Juvénile aux Pays-Bas, Ministério da Justiça, Instituta de Reinserçao Social, Portugal 1997

Εξηγώντας και προλαμβάνοντας την παραβατικότητα των ανηλίκων στις Κάτω Χώρες. Υπεράσπιση 2 (1998), 419-426, 3 (1998), 685-700.

Betäubungsmittelstrafrecht in den Niederlanden, in: A. Kreuzer, Handbuch des Betäubungsmittelstrafrechts, C.H. Beck, München, 1998

Models of conflict resolution, co-editor M.V. Polak, 3 articles on an interdisciplinary perspective, Maklu, Antwerpen-Apeldoorn, 1999

– Rechtliche Regelung der Euthanasie in den Niederlanden, Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft 1999, p 742

– Maßregelvollzug und Patientenrechte, in:Psychiatrie und Justiz, ed.: A. Marneros, D. Rössner, A. Haring, P. Brieger, Zuckerschwerdt, München, Bern, Wien, New York, 2000

– Η Ολλανδική ποινική πολιτική. Υπεράσπιση, 6 (2000), 1287-1298.

In the best interest of the child, Conflict resolution for and by children and juveniles, editor with a contribution on the Scottish Children’s Hearing System, Rozenberg Publishers, Amsterdam, 2001

Duits Privaatrecht, 2nd ed. Maklu, Antwerpen, Apeldoorn 2004

Bildung im Strafvollzug aus Strafgefangenensicht, Eine empirische Untersuchung in 7 EU-Mitgliedsstaaten, co-author L.G. Toornvliet, Abschlussbericht EU-Sokrates Projekt, Universität Groningen, 2006

Hate Crime, Comparative Law Annotations, European Union, AGIS-Programme: Reducing Hate Crime in Europe, Groningen University, 2006

Drogen, Alkohol und Verbrechen, in: H.J. Schneider, Internationales Handbuch der Kriminologie, Bd. 2 Besondere Probleme der Kriminologie, De Gruyter Recht, Berlin, 2009

Actuele Criminologie, co-authors J.J.M. van Dijk and L.G. Toornvliet, 1st edition, Vermande Lelystad, 1995, Actuele Criminologie, co-authors J.J.M. van Dijk and Marianne Junger, 7th edition, SDU 2011

Die bedingte Entlassung aus dem Strafvollzug – Eine rechtsvergleichende Darstellung der de lege lata in den Niederlanden, in Deutschland, England und Wales sowie in Österreich geltenden Rechtsvorschriften, in: Bedingte Entlassung, Übergangsmanagement und Wiedereingliederung von Ex-Strafgefangenen, ed. E. Matt, Bremer Forschungen zur Kriminalpolitik, bd. 17, Lit Verlag Berlin 2012

Staat, Maatschappij en conflict-management, een alternatief voor een formele strafrechtelijke procedure, in:KLM Van Dijk, Liber Amicorum J.J.M. van Dijk, ed. M. Groenhuijsen, R. Letschert, S. Hazenbroek, Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen 2012

Buitenlanders in detentie. Statistic analyses: Leo Toornvliet, University Press, Amsterdam, 2013

– A modernização da execução das penas na Holanda, Scienta Iuridica, Universidade do Minho, Braga LXV, nr.342, 2016, p. 345

– Pitsela, A., Sagel-Grande, A., Jugendstrafrechtliche Sanktionen mit Freiheitsentzug in Griechenland und in den Niederlanden. ZfStrVo 53 (2004), σ. 208-217.


Papadopoulou Lina, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Νομικής ΑΠΘ

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Lina (Triantafyllia) Papadopoulou is an associate professor of constitutional law and holder of a Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. She studied Law at AUTh (Bachelor 1993), Trier (LLM 1994) and Hannover (PhD 1998) and Political Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE, MSc 1999). She was a Post-doc ‘Marie Curie’ Fellow in the field of European Constitutional Law at the LSE (2000 and 2001) and A.U.Th. (2001/02).

Her primary areas of expertise include national, comparative and European constitutional issues and human rights, focusing on democracy and political parties, equality and non-discrimination, religion and the state, and bioethical issues (esp. medically assisted reproduction, euthanasia etc). Her publications include monographs [‘European Political Parties’ (1999, in German), “National Constitution and Community Law: the ‘supremacy’ issue” (2009, in Greek), “Institutions of ‘direct democracy’ in the Constitution (2014, in Greek)] as well as more than 50 articles in Greek, English and German published in journals and collective volumes.

Lina is a member of the “European Constitutional Law Network” (ECLN), the “European Consortium for Church and State Research”, the “European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law” and the “International Association of Family Law”.

Her more recent publications include:

  • 2016, with Ozeni Athanasiadou, Die Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung im UVP-Verfahren aus der Sicht des internationalen, europäischen und griechischen Rechts – Ein Überblick, in: E. Hofmann, L.Papadopoulou and K. Gogos, Demokratisch-funktionale Analyse der Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung in Umwelt- und Infrastrukturrecht, Mohr Siebeck 2016, 87-104

2016, with Achilleas Koutsouradis, Family Forms and Parenthood, Theory and Practice of Article 8 ECHR in Greece, in: Andrea Büchler and Helen Keller (eds), Family Forms and Parenthood, Theory and Practice of Article 8 ECHR in Europe, Intersentia 2016, 237-260


Bitzilekis Νικόλαος, Καθηγήτρια Νομικής ΑΠΘ

Μπιτζιλέκης Νικόλαος (1)

  1. Personal Details

Date and Place of Birth: September 4, 1957, Greece

Marital Status: Married, four sons

Home address: A. Daniolou 42, 542 49 Thessaloniki, Greece

Office address: Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 GR-Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: (Office) 30-2310-996476; (Home) 30-2310-311468

Fax: 30-2310-996494

E-mail address: nbitzile@law. auth.gr

  1. Education

1975-1979: Study in Law Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1980-1984: Postgraduate Studies in the Institute of Criminal Studies in Law Faculty of University of Cologne (Germany) (scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1984: Doctor juris, Faculty of Law, University of Cologne (“summa cum laude”). Subject of the doctoral thesis: “Die neue Tendenz zur Einschränkungen des Notwehrrechts unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Notwehrprovokation“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Joachim Hirsch

  1. Academic Appointments

Spring 1988: Post doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law Cologne (award from the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation)

1988-1992: Lecturer of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Summer 1992: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Law, Cologne and in Max Planck Institute in Freiburg i. Br. (award from AvH Foundation)

1992-1996: Assistant Professor of Criminal Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1996-2000: Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Summer 1997: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Frankfurt a. M. (award from the AvH Foundation)

2000 to present: Professor in Criminal Law, Department of Penal Studies and Criminology, Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Summer 2008: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Munich (award from the AvH Foundation)

Summer 2010: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Cologne (award from the AvH Foundation)

Summer 2016: Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Münster (award from the AvH Foundation)

  1. Additional Academic Activities

2005 -2009 Member of the first Greek National Commission for the new Penal Code

2007 – 2009 Vice President of Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2009 – 2013 President of Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2010-2011 Member of the second Greek National Commission for the new Penal Code

Since 1984 Advocate and Member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki

Since 2001 Member of the Editorial Committee of the Criminal Law Journal (Penal Chronicles – “Poinika Chronika” in Greek)

2004-2006: Member of the European AGIS-Project: “A Program for European Criminal Law and Procedure (available at http://www.eu-strafrechtae.jura.lmu.de/index.html

Since 2007: Member of the European team of the ECPI (Program for a European Criminal Policy). The result of this project was the publication of the “Manifesto on European Criminal Policy” (available at www.crimpol.eu).

Since 2011: Teaching in the National School of Judges in Thessaloniki

2016 Member, International Evaluation Committee of the Department of Law, University of Cyprus

  1. Research fields

Substantive Criminal Law, Philosophy and Theory of Law, International Criminal Law, European Criminal Law.


Laskaridis Emmanouil, Διδακτορικό στο Αστικό Δίκαιο από το Πανεπιστήμιο της Χαϊδελβέργης, Attorney at Law

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Emmanuel I. Laskaridis, attorney at law, studied at the Law School of Athens University and continued on with postgraduate studies at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law. His interdisciplinary doctoral thesis was titled “Die ärztliche Dokumentationspflicht und elektronische Datenverarbeitung” („Electronic Patient’s Card. The duty of Medical Recording and the electronic data process“). His postdoctoral research includes “The theory of the Consideration of Interests as a method of discovery of Private Law” (under publication), while he is the editor of the collective work “The Interpretation of the Medical Code of Conduct (N. 3418/2005)”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki in 2013. From 1992 until the present day he has given multiple speeches in Greece and abroad and has taken part in over 50 seminars, conferences and conventions concerning matters of civil, medical, sports and other areas of the law, as well as matters of public administration and human resources management. His publications, which amount to more than 25 (including 1 dissertation, 1 collective work, and 8 participations in collective works), in the German, French, English and Greek language have been widely referenced and quoted in textbooks and during conferences. He has been a member of legislative committees concerning matters of Health and National Insurance, both in the ad hoc Committee of the Greek Parliament as well as of the Ministry of Health and the National Authority of Assisted Reproduction Technology.

He is an attorney of the Supreme Court of Greece and practices law in Athens. He holds a PhD in Civil Law by the Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law. After he concluded his internship with Professor Apostolos Georgiadis’ Law Firm, he became a member of the Bar Association in Athens in February 1998. He has handled all manner of cases in Civil, Medical, Sports Law, and Data Protection, as well as a limited number of Administrative, Commercial and Criminal Law cases. He has been a Scientific Assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Thrace, a Lecturer in the Public School of Public Administration (Health Section), and a Legal Expert at the Greek Ombudsman and the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

He has eleven years of teaching experience in General Principles of Civil Law and Contract Law. As of April 2014 he is a member of the Independent Authority for Assisted Reproduction Technology.


Θεόδωρος Trokan, Δικηγόρος, Lecturer of Civil Law and Biolaw, European University of Cyprus, Ελλάδα

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Theodoros Trokanas was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a Master’s degree in “Human rights and protection of humanity” in a private law specialty from the University of Burgundy in Dijon (France) as well as a Phd in Civil Law from the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He has been a practising lawyer since 2002, a member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki.

From 2011 to 2013 he taught courses in Civil Law at the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.

He currently holds the post of lecturer at the School of Law of European University of Cyprus, where he teaches courses in General Principles of Civil Law, Family Law, Law of Succession and Medical Law.

He is the author of the book “Human reproduction, Individual autonomy and its limits” published by Sakkoulas Publications in 2011.

He has an excellent command of English, French and a good command of German and Spanish.


Kalliopi Kipouridou, Attorney at Law, DrJur, Ελλάδα

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Kalliopi Kipouridou holds a law degree, as well as a Master degree (LLM) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She obtained her PhD in Criminal Law in 2012. Her PhD studies were funded by the State Scholarships Foundation.

She is an appellate lawyer and has been a member of the Bar of Thessaloniki since 2002. She has also been a member of the Society for the Study of Medical Law and Bioethics since 2013 and an associate member of the Laboratory for the Study of Medical Law and Bioethics since 2016.

Currently (1/10/2015-31/7/2016), she is a tutor at Tourism Business Administration MSc of the Hellenic Open University. She also teaches at the Technological Educational Institution of Western Macedonia (Grevena) (academic year 2015-2016). She gave lectures in the framework of police officers training on drug addiction, organized by the Organization against Drugs (Ο.ΚΑ.ΝΑ.)(2014-2015). Additionally, she has taught at the Technological Educational Institution of Western Macedonia – Satelite Campus of Kastoria (academic year 2012 – 2013), at various Public Vocational Training Institutions (2007, 2010, 2012, 2013) and at the School for Tourist Guides of Thessaloniki (2009). Moreover, during the academic years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 she gave lectures for the interdepartmental Master degree programme on “CONTEMPORARY MEDICAL ACTS: LEGAL REGULATION AND BIOETHICAL DIMENSION”, organized by the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as by the Departments of Law and Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since April 2015 she is a scientific collaborator of the journal «Medical Law and Bioethics».

From January 2014 until October 2015 she has conducted post – doc research in the Sector of Criminal Law and Criminology of the Department of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki working on a project entitled “Assisted Reproduction and Protection of the Embryo in vitro” as part of the ARISTEIA II project, which is co funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ΕSPΑ).

She has written various papers, which have been published in legal reviews and in collective essays. She speaks English and French fluently.


Marianna Vasileiou: Attorney at Law, PhD Student, Ελλάδα

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Marianna Vasileiou holds a Law Degree, as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) with a cum laude distinction in Penal Law and Criminology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) School of Law. She also holds the Master of Bioethics (MBE) entitled “Contemporary Medical Acts: Legal Regulation and Bioethical Dimension” from the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies organized by the AUTh Schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Theology with a summa cum laude distinction. From January 2014 to October 2015 she was a member of the Research Team of the project with title “Assisted Reproduction and Protection of the Embryo in vitro” as part of the ARISTEIA II project. She is currently a Lawyer licensed by the Thessaloniki Bar Association, a member of the AUTh Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics and a PhD candidate at the AUTh School of Medicine: the subject of her thesis is “Deficiencies and shortcomings of the current legal and ethical framework governing the applicable and the expected to be applied methods of medically assisted reproduction”. Papers written by Marianna have been published as chapters in books and scientific journals and presented by her in conferences and seminars. She is fluent in English, French and also speaks Italian. Ηer scientific interests, apart from bioethics, include the conjunction of law, feminism and culture.


Αντώνιος Τσαλίδης, Attorney at Law, LLM, MBE, Ελλάδα

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Antonios Tsalidis was born in Veria, Greece and in 2006 he graduated from the 3rd High School of Kozani, Greece. In the same year he entered the School of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and graduated in 2011 with grade 8,09/10 “Very well”. In 2014 he finished his postgraduate studies in Business and Labour law (LLM) in Law School of Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, with the grade “Excellent”. During his studies he was awarded a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. In 2016 he finished his studies in MSc “Contemporary Medical Acts: Legal Regulation and Bioethical Dimension” from the Interdisciplinary Program of Postgraduate Studies from the Schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the grade “Excellent”. Since 2017 he is Phd Candidate at the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He wrote many scientific papers and essays concerning this field and published some of them. He has attented many conferences and gave lectures.

From March 2014- July 2015 he conducted research at the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki concerning “Assisted Reproduction and Protection of the Embryo in vitro” as part of the ARISTEIA II project, which was co funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ΕSPΑ). He is currently member of the Laboratory for the Study of Medical Law and Bioethics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Since 2013 he is a lawyer, member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association. He is also since 2012 trainer for adults of the Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA) of Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection and E.O.P.P.E.P. and teaches law courses to Private security personnel in Private and Public Vocational Training Institutions.

He has an excellent knowledge of English, French and German.


Μαρία Milapidou: Attorney at Law, DrJur, Ελλάδα

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Maria Milapidou was born in Thessaloniki in 1979. She finished the Experimental School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1997 with high honors. In 1998, she was admitted to the School of Law of Aristotle University and in 2002 she graduated summa cum laude. She has been working as an attorney at law since August 2004. She finished her graduate studies summa cum laude in the Department of Penal Law and Criminology of the School of Law, Aristotle University and in 2011 was awarded her PhD from the same institution. For the duration of her PhD studies she was a recipient of a scholarship from the Alexander Onassis Foundation. Since January 2014 she has been a post-graduate researcher in the Department of Penal Law and Criminology, School of Law, Aristotle University, working on a project entitled “Assisted Reproduction and Protection of the Embryo in vitro” as part of the ARISTEIA II project, which is co-financed by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology and the EU.
Since January 2012 she has been working as a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, “CONTEMPORARY MEDICAL ACTS: LEGAL REGULATION AND BIOETHICAL DIMENSION,” co-sponsored by the Schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2005 she has been employed as a teaching associate with yearly renewable contracts in the Department of Penal Law and Criminology, School of Law, Aristotle University.
Since December 2005 she has participated in the Network of the Research Committee of Aristotle University “Contemporary medical act, law and bioethics”. She is a member of the Association of Medical Law and Bioethics and since January 2011 she has been a contributor to the periodical “Medical Law and Bioethics”.
She has presented papers at conferences and seminars in the field of Bioethics. She has written a monograph and 39 papers/comments that have been published in law journals/reviews. She speaks English fluently, German, and French. She is married and has two sons.