Summer School on Human Rights,Migration & Globalization,8-12 July 2013

Ms M. Stavropoulou

In 4 February 2012, Ms. Maria Stavropoulou was appointed as Director of the Greek Asylum Service. Ms. Maria Stavropoulou is a lawyer working on migration and refugee issues since 1990. From 1990 until 2011 she worked for the United Nations in Athens, Geneva, New York and other countries. Until August 2011 she was working as senior regional protection officer at UNHCR’s Regional Representation in Rome. She has taught on asylum and refugee issues at the National Center for Public Administration of Greece, the National School of Judges and the Police Academy. Ms. Stavropoulou has an LL.M. degree on human rights and asylum from Harvard Law School and and LL.M. degree on European Law from the University College London. She has graduated from the Legal Department of the Athens Law School, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. She has knowledge of English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Ms. Stavropoulou has a sixteen-year old daughter.