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Professor Kouroutakis participated in the evaluation of the anti-terrorism laws organized by the Commission Nationale Consultative des droits de l’Homme


On the occasion of the first anniversary of the law on internal security and fight against terrorism (SILT Law No. 2017-1510) and the official end of the state emergency in France, at the seat of the National Consultative Commission of Human Rights (CNCDH),  a group of experts met with the aims to evaluate the anti-terrorism laws.

The objectives of the expert group meeting were to facilitate the exchange and consultation among policymakers, parliamentarians, judges and lawyers, civil society organizations, academics to discuss the methodological, political and institutional challenges posed by the application of laws and policies counterterrorism;

Professor Antonios Kouroutakis made a presentation about the utility of sunset and review clauses in emergency legislation and he highlighted best practices that were recorded during the emergency period, but he also underlined deficits in the review process.


Dr. Antonios Kouroutakis is Assistant Professor at IE University and has taught a variety of law courses and conducted research at the City University of Hong Kong, the Free University of Berlin, FVG Sao Paolo, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kouroutakis received a DPhil in Law from University of Oxford and an LLM from UCLA School of Law. Dr. Kouroutakis’ research interests lie mainly in the field of constitutional engineering, public law and regulation. In particular, Dr. Kouroutakis is interested in the concept of separation of powers, rule of law, emergency legislation, and the regulation of new technologies.