Staged at the Athens Concert Hall, in association with Megaron Plus, the event was dedicated to the memory of the eminent Greek jurist, citizen and active member of the Citizens’ Movement for an Open Society, the Honorary President of the Supreme Court, Stefanos Mathias.
This truly distinctive occasion was one of the few times, perhaps the only time in fact, that the six senior functionaries involved in the administration of justice in Greece and Europe came together around the same table specifically:
• The Presidents of the Council of State, the Supreme Court and the Court of Audit: Mr. Panayiotis Pikrammenos, Mr. Georgios Kalamidasand Mr. Georgios Kourtis
• The Prosecutor at the Supreme Court, Mr. Ioannis Tentes
• The President of the European Court of Justice, Mr. Vassilis Skouris
• The Vice President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Christos Rozakis.
In their twofold capacity of citizen and judge, the speakers proposed practical and effective ways of restoring the citizen’s trust in the legal system.The proceedings were coordinated by the President of the Centre for European Study and Research and Vice President of the Citizens’ Movement, the lawyer Nikos Frangakis. At the conclusion of the discussions he and Spyros Frangoulis, lawyer, LL.D. and General Secretary of the Citizens’ Movement, summarized the main conclusions reached.
The full proceedings were later published in a special issue.