Panayotis Yatagantzidis

Human Rights Lawyer

Panayotis Yatagantzidis is an Attorney-at-Law before the Supreme Court of Greece (Areios Pagos), admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 1973. He graduated from Anatolia College (1966). He received his law degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1971). He studied European Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), (1976 - 1977) and completed practical training at the Legal Service of the EC (1977 - 1978). He joined the Institute of European Studies of the ULB as a researcher (1978-1981) and collaborated with the Centre of European and International Economic Law of Thessaloniki (1982-1983). He served as "Référendaire" at the General Court of the European Union (former Court of First Instance) between 1989 and 1994. He has served as Professor of European Law at the Greek National School of Public Administration (1986-1989) and at the National School of Judges (1999-2004). He has given numerous lectures on European Law, European Freedoms and Policies, as well as on International Law and Human Rights, addressed to academic, judicial and other public audiences in various European countries. Mr. Yatagantzidis is the head of the law office "P. Yatagantzidis & Associates" based in Athens, (Greece) and has defended an important number of cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.