The historical “guilty” verdict against Golden Dawn last year was, admittedly, the outcome of a long-lasting, multilevel struggle of activist, CSOs, and many others. Taking stock of this process, Social Change Initiative has undertaken, in cooperation with HumanRights360, the drafting of a policy brief “Golden Dawn: Lessons From Greece in Tackling Extremism”, with the aim of drawing out lessons from some of those involved in helping to defeat Golden Dawn in Greece.
With the occasion of the launch of the brief in Greek, Social Change Initiative and HumanRights360 invite you to the following event on Monday 8th November:
Far-right extremism in Greece: lessons from the past, challenges for the future
Lesson from the past – challenges for the future
- Garyfallia Anastasopoulou, Assistant Coordinator, Racist Violence Recording Network
- George Pleios, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Social Research in Mass Media at the University Athens
- Antonis Ellinas, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Cyprus
- Kostis Papaioannou, former president of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, and coordinator of Simeio initiative
The significance of a legal strategy against far-right extremism
- Thanasis Kampagiannis, Civil Action at the Golden Dawn trial
- Clio Papapantoleon, lawyer – Zak/Zackie case
- Giota Masouridou, lawyer – Sakir case (ECHR, case 48475/09)
- Vassilis Kerasiotis, lawyer – Sappfo Square Attack Case, HIAS Greece
- Tina Stavrinaki, Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
The event will be online. Interpretation will be provided to and from English.