The Greek Ombudsman

Andreas I. Pottakis studied Law at the Universities of Athens and Oxford where he was awarded a doctorate (D.Phil.) in EU Public Law. He has lectured at various European Universities, in the UK, in Italy, in Turkey and in Greece where he has also pursued a career as a lawyer before the Supreme Court. He is a professor and the Provost for postgraduate studies at the European Law and Governance School (ELGS), and the Alternate Director of the Academy of European Public Law. Further, he has considerable experience in organising and running vocational training and Inter-University courses in several countries in Europe and abroad as scientific director of the European Centre for Continuing Legal Education (ECCLE). From 2011 until 2015, Andreas Pottakis served as legal advisor to the General Secretariat of the Hellenic Government, while from 2015 until early 2016 he was appointed at the position of Head of the Legal Office. He has published extensively on a wide range of areas, including, inter alia, European Public Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the legal protection of Human Rights (list of recent publications available here).



Former Greek Ombudsmen:

Calliope Spanou, Professor of Administrative Sciences – Public Administration at the University of Athens, from May 2011 until October 2015.

Yorgos Kaminis, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Athens, from April 2003 until September 2010.

Nikiforos Diamandouros, Professor of Political Science at the University of Athens, from October 1998 until April 2003, when elected as the European Ombudsman.

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