Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, lecturing human rights, minorities and international law. He has worked for the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the UN, the EU in human rights and democratisation field missions. Author of a series of books, articles and studies on human rights, international law and minorities/immigrants. President of the Hellenic League for Human Rights (www.hlhr.gr). Co-director of the Study Series of the Minority Groups Research Centre (www.kemo.gr). Member of scientific groups and research teams on a series of projects. Most recent publication of a monograph: Old and New Islam in Greece. From Historical Minorities to Immigrant Newcomers, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2012. Researcher or coordinator of research projects in human rights, minorities and migration since 1997.