Athanasios Theodoridis

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Athanasios Theodoridis

Athanasios Theodoridis is a Lawyer of Athens since 1994, expert on human rights issues, with a master degree on the administrative and constitutional law (Athens University). During 1997 and 1998 he used to be Legal Counselor of the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-GR (human rights NGOs). During 2002 and 2003 he worked as Legal Counselor and Project Manager for “ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism”.Since 2003 and up to now he is working as Executive Director of “ANTIGONE”. He is specialised in the field of non discrimination and in particular in the implementation of the anti-racist Directives 2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC. Since 2003 up to now he is a member of the National Commission for Human Rights of the Hellenic Republic (NCHR)– an independent advisory body subjected to the Office of Prime Minister and competent to express opinions on draft laws concerning all issues of human rights. During the years 2003–2006 he had the general responsibility of the EUMC Project RAXEN on behalf of ANTIGONE which constituted the Greek National Focal Point of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) for two consecutive terms (2001-2006). During 2008 and 2009, due to his experience in legal analysis of a variety of human rights issues, he co-administrated in Greece, on behalf of “ANTIGONE”, the FRALEX project (which regularly provided the EU Fundamental Rights Agency with legal studies) and since 2010 he represents ANTIGONE in the new FRA’ s project (FRANET) which is implemented in cooperation with the Centre for European Constitutional Law as a main partner. In January 2010 he has been selected as member of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field with the aim to provide EU with legal reports and independent advice on relevant developments on all the grounds of discrimination. He is a volunteer member of several Non Governmental Organisations of human rights.