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European Group of Public Law (EGPL) - EPLO Scientific Council

The European Group of Public Law (EGPL), a European network of judges, jurists, law academics and practitioners, was formed in 1989 with the purpose of advancing and directing the development of European Public Law.

The EGPL proposed the initiatives that led to the establishment of the EPLO, such as the European Review of Public Law and the Academy of European Public Law, currently constituting the main publication of the EPLO. The EGPL serves as the EPLO's scientific advisory body offering recommendations, as well as essential feedback on the activities, while evaluating the information accumulated through the activities with respect to its applications and effects on a political and sociological context.

Since its formation, the EGPL has held annual conferences operating under the title "EGPL Annual Reunion" where its members present and discuss their reports on a collectively chosen topic. These reports are published in the European Review of Public Law.

Throughout more than twenty years of pioneering work dedicated to the development of European Public Law, the EGPL has gradually expanded its membership uniting today 241 judges, jurists, law academics and practitioners, leading figures in their field, appointed in the government sector such as the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Conseil d' Etat of France, Constitutional and High Courts, comprising one of the most innovative and successful legal associations worldwide. 

Members of the European Scientific Council 

President

Prof. Sabino Cassese, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy, Italy

 

Members

Mr. Ronny Abraham, President at the International Court of Justice

Prof. Yann Aguila, Cabinet Bredin-Prat, France

Prof. Nikolas Alivizatos, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. John Allison, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Giuliano Amato, Former Prime Minister of Italy, former Minister of Interior of ItalyJudge at the Constitutional Court, Italy

Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Robert Andersen, President of the Council of State of Belgium, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Prof. Theodora Antoniou, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Gordon Anthony, The Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Dr. Nilay Arat, Kadir Has University, Turkey

Prof. Dr Luis Arroyo Jiménez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Prof. Jean-Bernard Auby, Director of the Chair ‘Mutations de l’Action Publique et du Droit Public’, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Prof. Gheorghe Avornic, Dean of the State University of Moldova, Moldova

Prof. Loϊc Azoulai, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

Prof. Jorge Bacelar Gouveia, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Joan Barata Mir, Blanquerna Communications School (University of Ramon Llull), Spain

Prof. Stefano Battini, Tuscia University, Italy

The Right Hon Lord Justice Beatson FBA, Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, Royal Courts of Justice, United Kingdom

Prof. Nicole Belloubet-Frier, Former Rector, Toulouse Education Authority, France

Prof. Violeta Beširevic?, Union University Law School Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Xavier Bioy, Agrégé de l’Université, Directeur de l’Institut Maurice Hauriou (EA 4657), Directeur de l’Institut Fédératif de Recherche, Chargé de mission auprès du Pôle de compétitivité Cancer-Bio-Santé, France

Prof. Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta, Legal Counsel at the Spanish Constitutional Court, Spain

Prof. Anthony W. Bradley, Emeritus, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prof. Rodney Brazier, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Prof. James P. Casey, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Lorenzo Casini, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

Prof. Vincenzo Cerulli Irelli, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

Prof. Edoardo Chiti, Tuscia University, Italy

Prof. Mario P. Chiti, University of Florence, Italy

Prof. Marcello Clarich, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy

Prof. Martina Conticelli, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Prof. Fulvio Cortese, University of Trento, Italy

Prof. Dr. Luis Cosculluela Montaner, Former Minister of Territorial Administration, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Prof. Jean-Paul Costa, President of the International Institute of Human Rights, former President of the European Court of Human Rights

Prof. Paul P. Craig, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Prof. Maria da Glória García, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal

Prof. Marco d’Alberti, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Prof. Prodromos D. Dagtoglou, Emeritus, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Isaac Augusto Damsky, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr. Alexandra Danopoulos, Kneppelhout & Korthals NV, The Netherlands

Prof. Maurizia De Bellis, The University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Susana de la Sierra, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Prof. Daria de Pretis, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

Prof. Serge Dauchy, University of Lille II, France

Mr. Guy de Vel, Former Director General of legal affairs of the Council of Europe, Former Member of the Management Board and Executive Board of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, France

Prof. J. de Zwaan, Emeritus, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Giacinto della Cananea, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Prof. Francis Delpérée, Emeritus, Catholic University of Louvain, Senator, Belgium

Prof. Luis Maria Díez Picazo, Judge, Spanish Supreme Court, Spain

Mr. Bernardo Diniz de Ayala, Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, Portugal

Prof. Ioannis Drosos, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. David Duarte, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Maria-Luísa Conceição Duarte, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Olivier Dubos, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France

Prof. Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochère, Former President, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

Prof. Gunilla Edelstam, Sodertorn University, Sweden

Dr. Johanna Engström, European Commission, DG Justice

Prof. Eva Ersbøll, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark

Prof. Giandomenico Falcon, University of Trento, Italy

Prof. David J. Feldman, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Tomas-Ramón Fernández Rodríguez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Mafalda Ferreira, Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, Portugal

Prof. Spyridon Flogaitis, Director of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Monika Florczak-Wator, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Prof. María Fraile Ortiz, Carlos III University, Spain

Mr. Michel Franc, Honorary President of Section, Council of State, France

The Hon. Dr. Michael Frendo, Speaker, House of Representatives, Parliament of Malta, Malta

Prof. Michel Fromont, Emeritus, University of Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne, France

Prof. Jochen Abraham Frowein, Former Vice President of the European Commission on Human Rights, Direktor, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Germany

H.E. Mr. Karolos Gadis, Ambassador, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Prof. Marie Gautier-Melleray, Conseil d’Etat, France

Mr. Álvaro Gil-Robles, Council of Europe, Former Commissioner for Human Rights, France

Prof. Matteo Gnes, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy

Prof. Pascale Gonod, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Agustín Gordillo, Administrative Law Foundation, Argentina

Mr. Richard Gordon, Barrister, United Kingdom

Prof. Christos Vl. Gortsos, Panteion University of Athens, Secretary General of the Hellenic Bank Association, Greece

Prof. Flora Goudappel, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Michael Gøtze, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Christoph Grabenwarter, Judge, Austrian Constitutional Court, Vienna University of Economics, Austria

Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm, Institute for Advanced Study Humboldt University of Berlin, Former Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Germany

Prof. Dr. Thomas Groß, Osnabrück University, Germany

Prof. Ana Maria Guerra Martins, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Portugal, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Carol Harlow, Emeritus, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Former Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Germany

Prof. Herwig Hofmann, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan, Judge, High Courts, Ireland

Prof. Marianne Holdgaard, Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr. Ioannis Ioannidis, General Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Greece

Prof. Jean-Paul Jacqué, Director of the Judicial Services of the Council, University of Strasbourg, Council of the European Union, Belgium

Prof. Oswald Jansen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Jørgen Albæk Jensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Prof. Michael Hansen Jensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Dr. Jelena Jerinic, Union University Law School, Serbia

Prof. Patricia Jonason, Södertörn University, Sweden

Prof. Gerdy Jurgens, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Georgios Kassimatis, Emeritus, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Dr. Gregor Kirchhof, University of Augsburg, Germany

Prof. Franz-Ludwig Knemeyer, Würzburg University, Germany

Dr. Hans-Martin Koopmann, Lex :ius, Dimke, Rothenberg & Partner, Germany

Mrs. Sofia Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, Attorney and Counsellor at law, Greece

Mrs. Leda A. Koursoumba, Law Commissioner, Commissioner for Children ?s Rights of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Evangelia Koutoupa-Rengakos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Dr. Henk RBM Kummeling, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Philip Kunig, Freie University of Berlin, Germany

Mr. Daniel Labetoulle, President of the Litigation Division Council of State, France

Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, Conseiller juridique, Assistant to the Director-General Legal Service, European Commission, Belgium

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice, United Kingdom

Prof. Migena Leskoviku, European University of Tirana, Albania

Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union

Prof. Jean-Pierre Machelon, University Paris Descartes, France

Prof. Ölli Mäenpää, University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Elaine Mak, Utrecht School of Law, The Netherlands

Prof. Elisenda Malaret I García, University of Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Ludmila Malikova, Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Barbara Marchetti, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

Prof. Lena Marcusson, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Mr. Alecos Markides, Attorney-at-Law, Former Attorney General of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Luis Martín Rebollo, University of Cantabria, Spain

Prof. Lorenzo Martín-Retortillo, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Prof. Zaza Maruashvili, Caucasus University, Georgia

Prof. Wanda Mastor, University of Toulouse I, France

Prof. Alfonso Masucci, University of Naples – L’Orientale, Italy

Prof. Bertrand Mathieu, Supreme Council of Magistracy, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella, University of Siena, Italy

Prof. Didier Maus, State Counselor, University of Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III Member and former President of the Constitutional Court of Andorra, Emeritus President of the International Association of Constitutional Law, France

Mr. Andreas Mavroyannis, Former Deputy Minister for European Affairs,  Negotiator, Cyprus

Prof. Rui Medeiros, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal

Prof. Luis Medina Alcoz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Prof. Franz Merli, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

Prof. Fabio Merusi, University of Pisa, Italy

Prof. Nicolas Michel, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel, United Nations

Prof. Jorge Miranda, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Franck Moderne, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Jacques Moreau, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France

Prof. John Morison, The Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Prof. Stephane Mouton,  Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France

Dr. Giulio Napolitano, University of Rome 3, Italy

Prof. Eleftheria Neframi, University Paris XIII, France

Dr. Remco Nehmelman, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Philippe Nélidoff, University of Toulouse I, France

Prof. Martin Nettesheim, Tübingen University, Germany

Prof. Alejandro Nieto, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

Prof. Eva Maria Nieto, Legal Counsel, Constitutional Court of Spain, Spain

Prof. Pierre Nihoul, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Belgium, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Prof. John O’Dowd, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Dr. Theo Öhlinge, Emeritus, University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Thomas Oppermann, Former Minister for Science and Culture, University of Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Il Han Özay, Istanbul University, Turkey

Prof. Alessandro Pace, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Prof. Bernard Pacteau, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France

Dr. Stephanie Palmer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof. Antonios Pantelis, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Dr. Olga Papadopoulou, Master of Requests, Council of State, Greece

Dr. Savvas Papasavvas, President of Chamber, General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

Dr. Tatjana Papic, Union University Law School Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Maria Patakyova, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. José Esteve Pardo, University of Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Gustave Peiser, University of Grenoble II, France

Prof. Fabienne Péraldi Leneuf, Université Paris Sud, France

Prof. Etienne Picard, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Carmen Plaza Martín, University of Castilla La-Mancha, Spain

Prof. Richard Pomahac, Charles University, Czech Republic

Prof. Julio Ponce Solé, University of Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Marie-Claire Ponthoreau, Professeur de droit public, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France

Prof. Dr. Dragoljub Popovic, Judge at the European Court for Human Rights 

Prof. Sacha Prechal, Judge, European Court of Justice of the EU, Luxembourg

Prof. Günter Püttner, Emeritus, Tübingen University, Germany

Prof Argelia Queralt Jimenez, University of Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Helena Raulus, Erasmus University Rotterdam,The Netherlands

Prof. Dietrich Rauschning, Emeritus, Göttingen University, Germany

Prof. Richard Rawlings, University College London, United Kingdom

Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Manuel Rebollo Puig, University of Cordoba, Spain

Prof. Ian Refalo, University of Malta, Malta

Prof. Amnon Reichman, University of Haifa, Israel

Prof. Jacques Robert, Honorary President of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Former Member of the Constitutional Council, France

Prof. Dr. Hans Christian Röhl, Universität Konstanz, Germany

Prof. Matthias Ruffert, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Prof. Jens Elo Rytter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Ania Salinas, International Criminal Court of the Hague, The Netherlands

Prof. Aldo Sandulli, University of Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy

Mr. Jean-Marc Sauvé, Vice President of the Council of State, France

Prof. Mario Savino, Tuscia University, Italy

Prof. Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann, Heidelberg University, Germany

Mr. Olivier Schrameck, President of Section, Council of State, France

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sedley, Former Judge, The Court of Appeal of England and Wales, United Kingdom

Prof. J. Sérvulo Correia, Emeritus, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Kakha Shengelia, Caucasus University, Georgia

Prof. Susana de la Sierra, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Prof. Henri Simonart, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Prof. Glykeria Sioutis, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Eivind Smith, University of Oslo, Norway

Prof. Domenico Sorace, Emeritus, University of Florence, Italy

Prof. Epaminondas Spiliotopoulos, President of the Academy of Athens, Emeritus, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Christian Starck, Emeritus, University of Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Rumen Stefanov, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr Manfred Stelzer, University of Vienna, Austria

Prof. Bernard Stirn, Counselor of State, Council of State, France

Prof. Bronius Sudavicius, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Prof. Daniel Tarschys, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Prof. Gérard Timsit, Emeritus, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Prof. Dr. Christian Tomuschat, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Prof. Roberto Toniatti, Trento University, Italy

Prof. Luisa Torchia, University of Rome 3, Italy

Prof. Aldo Travi, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

Prof. Hans-Heinrich Trute, University of Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Vyatcheslav Tulyakov, National University "Odessa Academy of Law", Ukraine

Mrs. Anita Ušacka, Judge of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Latvia

Mr. Vilenas Vadapalas, Judge of the General Court of the European Union, Luxembourg

Prof. Jacobine van den Brink, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Prof. Ton van den Brink, Director of the Europa Institute Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Luciano Vandelli, University of Bologna, Italy

Dr. Vishnu Varunyou, Judge of the Supeme Administrative Court of Thailand, Thailand

Prof. Evangelos Venizelos, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof.  Michel Verpeaux, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Dr. Ioan Vida, Constitutional Court of Romania, Romania

Dr. Christian Vigoroux, Président de la section du rapport et des études, Conseil d’Etat, France

Pro.  Jaap W de Visser, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Prof. Maarten de Voogd, Managing Director of Berenschot Co, The Netherlands

Prof. Piet L de Vos, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Prof. Krzysztof Wojtyczek, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Prof.  Ferdinand Wollenschläger, Universität Augsburg, Germany

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Woolf, Lord Chief of Justice of England and Wales, Royal Courts of Justice, United Kingdom

Prof. Tom Zwart, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Honorary Members

Prof. Procopios Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic, Former Minister, Former Member of the EGPL, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Mrs. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson Foundation, Trinity College, Ireland