Dr. Paraskevi (Paroula) Naskou-Perraki is a professor of International Law. She studied Law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and International Law, International Relations and Human Rights at Chicago, The Hague, Strasbourg, London and in Mondovi, Italy. She has a PhD from the Faculty of Law of Democritus University of Thrace, in Komotini, where she was teaching from 1974-1993 and then at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, from 1994-2014. She founded ThessisMUN and the UNESCO Chair on Inter-cultural Policy. She was visiting professor at various universities in Europe, the USA and elsewhere. She is a member of many scientific associations, a former President of the Board of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Vice President of UNESCO Center for Women and Peace in the Balkans and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Department of Law and History of the Neophit Rilsky University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria and she was appointed Judge ad Hoc at the European Court of Human Rights. She has published books and scientific articles in Greek, French and English.
Human rights violations before UN Committees
Following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first universal text for the protection of the human beings, the Gen. Assembly adopted nine International Conventions on concrete issues like, against Racial discrimination, the two Covenants on Civil, Political Economic, Social and Cultural rights, the elimination of discrimination against Women, against Torture, the rights of the Child, of Disabled people, on Migrant workers and Enforced Disappearance. These Conventions foresaw a control mechanism, a Committee which interprets the articles, examines the reports from state-parties and the most important accepts applications against the state which violates the provisions. We will present the cases before the Committees and their opinion on human rights violations, aiming to inform the public.