Dr. Tina Stavrinaki

Assistant Professor
International and European Law

Dr. Tina Stavrinaki is Assistant Professor in Human Rights and International Law with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM) and the International and European Law Department, Vice-Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Rapporteur on the General Recommendation on racial discrimination and the right to health. She teaches International Human Right Law, Racial discrimination and Health, Gender and International Law. 

She holds a PhD in international law from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2)(summa laude and special award), a LLM in comparative European human rights law from the University of Strasbourg – Institut des Hautes Etudes Europeennes and a LLB from the University of Athens. She was post-doctoral researcher on "Hate in Law and in Practice" at the University of Cyprus where she taught Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Asylum and Migration Law and, as part of a special programme for law enforcement, Policing and Human Rights Law. Previously, she taught at the School of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens.

Her research covers UN human rights monitoring mechanisms, hate crimes, hate speech and the administration of justice for victims, freedom of expression and the right to education under the ECHR, data protection in criminal law, gender equality, the right to education of children with disabilities, and social rights, in particular related to occupational hazards and social security. She litigated on behalf of the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights the collective complaint No. 30/2005, in which the European Committee of Social Rights recognized the right to a healthy environment and how environmental violations in the energy sector breach the rights to just, safe and healthy working conditions. 

She has an extensive research and consultancy experience with the National Human Rights Institution and the UNHCR in Greece. She co-founded and coordinated the Racist Violence Recording Network, a widely recognized best practice in recording hate crimes, supporting victims and building synergies between human rights institutions, civil society, and national authorities. In this context, she has trained  lawyers, humanitarian staff, civil servants, and law enforcement officials in preventing and combatting racial discrimination and in identifying victims of hate crimes.