MILE Profile

Nikolaos Sitaropoulos
Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Interest Group Membership: 
International HR Law
Migration and Refugee Law
Deputy to the Director and Head of Division, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, an institution aimed at promoting education in, awareness of and respect for human rights, as embodied in the human rights instruments of the Council of Europe. Former Adviser to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (2007-2009), Lawyer at the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe (2004-2007), Legal Officer at the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (2000-2004), and Lawyer member of the Athens Bar (1996-2004). He acted as lawyer in the first successful case against Greece before the UN Human Rights Committee (case of Alexandros Kouidis, No. 1070/2002). He holds a PhD in Law from the University of London, University College London (1995), an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK (1991) and an LLB from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1988). He has published widely on subjects relating to international and European human rights law, international humanitarian law, immigration and refugee law, as well as minority, nationality and anti-discrimination law.Author of, inter alia, Judicial Interpretation of Refugee Status, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers/Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1999 and of Immigration Law and Management in Greece, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers/Centre of International and European Economic Law, 2003. Samples of his publications are available at: