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Professor Vassilis Karydis has died
20.6.18
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Tony Bunyan, Statewatch Director, comments:

"Vassilis was a very old friend and comrade. I knew him for over 20 years both through the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control and as a contributor to Statewatch. Over the years we spoke together on many platforms including in Komitini, Athens, Nafplion, Lesvos and Corinth. We had many hours of thoughful and compassionate discusions on Greek history, the future of the EU state and democracy and ongoing struggles.

In addition to a distinguised academic career he was also a very active and radical defence lawyer.

To Niki, his wife, who I met a number of times when staying at their Athens home I send our condolences. He will be greatly missed."

Original story (link): below a machine translation


Professor Vassilis Karidis, who served as an assistant to the Ombudsman during 2010 -2016, "left" today.

Vassilis Karidis studied Law in Athens, University College of London and was a Ph.D. of the Democritus University of Thrace, where he taught Forensic Science since 1993. Since 2004, he has been Professor in the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the University of Peloponnese. He published the books "Crime and Social Control in the USSR", (Ant. Sakkoulas, 1991), "The Crime of Immigrants in Greece", (Papazisis, 1996), "The Invisible Crime, National Victim Survey", (Ant. Sakkoulas, 2004), "Immigrants in Greece: Aspects of Social Control. Ethical Panic, Criminal Justice (Ant. Sakkoulas, 2010), as well as dozens of articles in scientific journals and collective volumes, both in Greece and abroad, on the phenomenon of immigration, the correctional system, the measurement of crime and the phenomenon of violence. He was a member of the Central Committee of Transfers (KEM), the Central Scientific Council of Prisons (KESF), the OKANA Board of Directors, the Scientific Committee of IEMEP. and many scientific committees and project teams. He coordinated Greece for Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.

The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Nikos Voutsis, expressed deep sorrow for the death of Vassilis Karidis.

"His friend Vassilis Karidis, with his struggle, his democratic ethos and his rich work as an Assistant to the Ombudsman in the Human Rights Circle for the period 2010-2016, as well as serving as Ombudsman for one year, gave a significant a piece of writing in the defense of human rights in our country.

He was distinguished by acting as a member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in the Council of Europe and has been a creative participant in the Central Prison Council of the Prison.

Professor at the University of Peloponnese in the Department of Social and Educational Policy, he exhibited a wealth of educational work, and with his important work as well as his substantial participation in law-making committees, scientific councils and organizations, he decisively contributed to the scientific upgrading of our country's anti- , but also to show the value of defending human rights, "says the President of the House and expresses to his wife if. professor at the Panteion University and general secretary of the Parliament of the Hellenic Parliament for Democracy and Democracy, Niki Maronitis, and his children his warm condolences."

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