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TAGS: PREF PREL PHUM ICRC IS GR
SUBJECT: MDA: GREEK REPRESENTATION AT GENEVA/INTL
CONFERENCE OF RED CROSS/RED CRESCENT

REF: STATE 95211

1. (U) Poloff delivered reftel points June 13 to Alexandros
Rallis of the Greek MFA's Directorate for International
Organizations (D1), which passed them to Greece's Ambassador
in Geneva and former D1 head, Frangisko Verros. Greece will
be represented in Geneva by Professor Kalliope Koufa.
Consulate Thessaloniki passed reftel points June 16 to
Professor Koufa, who was supportive of our position.
Biography of Koufa follows:


BIOGRAPHY

Professor Dr. Kalliopi Koufa is a Professor of Law and the
Director of the Institute of International Public Law and
International Relations at the University of Thessaloniki,
Greece. She also serves as a Member of the United Nations
Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
and its Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Terrorism.
Prof. Koufa teaches the newly-added course on Human Rights
and Terrorism in the academic year 2002-2003.

Previous Appointments

Professor of International Law and International
Organization, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Director of the Institute of International Public Law and
International Relations of Thessaloniki
Member, United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and
Protection of Human Rights
Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Sub-Commission on
the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights on "Terrorism
and Human Rights"

Degrees

"Licence s Sciences politiques - Mention tudes
internationales" (University of Geneva and Graduate Institute
of International Studies, Geneva)
Bachelor of Laws, distinction (Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki)
Postgraduate Diploma and Master's Degree in Public Law, with
honours (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Ph.D. in Public International Law, with honours (Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki)

Education

"Peiramatikon School" of the University of Thessaloniki
American College of Thessaloniki, Greece
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of
Geneva, Switzerland
Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes
Internationales/The Graduate Institute of International
Studies. Geneva, Switzerland
Law Faculty, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (doctoral
scholarship)
International Law Seminar, United Nations International Law
Commission (twenty-seventh session), Geneva (scholarship)
The Salzbourg Seminar interdisciplinary course on the
protection of human rights, Salzbourg, Austria (scholarship)

Honors

1976- Honorary Vice-Consul to the Republic of Austria
1998- Honorary Diploma of the Hellenic Club of Writers
2001- Titular member for life of the Bar Association of
Thessaloniki
The candidate submitted a list of over 20 books, articles and
monographs )f Q()ah Sh% )S Qh% author. The full list is
available from the Secretariat. Besides these main
publications, she is the author of several shorter articles,
commentaries, notes, book reviews, etc. and the editor of
numerous books, Festschrifts (miscellanies), conference
proceedings and other collective research works.
RIES

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