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					                      GREEK HELSINKI MONITOR (GHM)
               MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP – GREECE (MRG – G)
                 Telephone: (+30-1) 347.22.59. Fax: (+30-1) 601.87.60.
                     Address: P.O. Box 60820, 15304 Glyka Nera
       e-mail: office@greekhelsinki.gr website page: http://www.greekhelsinki.gr


                           2000 ACTIVITY REPORT

                                  Trial Monitoring

January 12 (Komotini, Greece): Appeals trial of GHM‟s spokesperson Panayote Dimitras,
    convicted in abstentia in May 1999 for defamation of Turkish minority lawyer Ibram
    Hadjiibram. Defendant acquitted. Participation and monitoring: Panayote Dimitras
    (GHM), Christina Rougheri (GHM), Nafsika Papanikolatos (MRG-G).
May 31 (Lamia, Greece) Panayote Dimitras (GHM) and Gabrielle Delbarre Amnesty
  International London attended the trial of Mehmet Emin Aga, elected Mufti of Xanthi,
  who was condemned 7 months in prison of pretense of authority of a religious leader.
June 2 (Xanthi, Greece) Panayote Dimitras (GHM) and a mission from Amnesty
    International Secretariat London attended the trial of Mehmet Emin Aga, four additional
    cases of pretense of authority of a religious leader, which were postponed sine die.
October 18 (Athens, Greece) Gazmend Kapllani (GHM) attended the first meeting with the
   Special Commission of Manpower Organization (OAED). He represented an Albanian
   migrant Altin Gjylmezi who had been arrested for allegedly not having the necessary
   documents.
December 11 (Athens, Greece) Gazmend Kapllani (GHM) attended the second meeting of
   the Special Commission of Manpower Organization (OAED) to represent Altin
   Gjylmezi.


               Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Public Lectures
          [with participation and sometimes presentations by our members]


January 13 (Athens, Greece): Press Conference of the Doctors of the World-Greece on the
    Roma tent-dwellers in Athens. Participation of Panayote Dimitras and Christina
    Rougheri (GHM).

January 15 (Athens, Greece): A meeting organized by the Doctors of the World-Greece on
    “Gypsies in Europe - from Social Exclusion to Human Rights Violations.” Panayote
    Dimitras (GHM) made a presentation on “Violations of Fundamental Human Rights of
    the Roma” and Christina Rougheri (MRG-G) on “Roma in the Southern Balkans”.

January 24 – February 24 (Budapest, Greece): Central European University, History
    Department, Program on South-East European Studies. Panayote Dimitras offered a
    seminar on “States and Minorities in the Balkans.”

January 28 (Budapest, Hungary): Advocacy and Rights Training Seminar organized by
    Minority Rights Group International. Nafsika Papanikolatos (MRG-G) spoke about
    Advocacy Opportunities at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meetings.



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January 28-29 (Ioannina, Greece): “Third Scientific Symposium on Greek Gypsy Children
    Education” organized by the Pedagogical Department of the University of Ioannina.
    Participation of Christina Rougheri (GHM)

February 14 (Athens, Greece): A conference on “The significance of the Framework
   Convention on National Minorities for Greece” organized by the Center for the
   Protection of Human Rights. Participation of Dionyssis Goussetis (GHM).

February 17-18 (Athens, Greece): “Greek-Turkish Relations: A New Era” Annual Foreign
   Policy Conference organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign
   Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration
   of the University of Athens. Participation of George Vallianatos (GHM)

February 18-19 (Budapest, Hungary): Roundtable on “Coordination of On-Line Resource
   Development in the Field of Ethnic Relations and Minority Rights in CEE, SEE and
   CIS”, organized by GHM, OSI/LGI, MINELRES and Balkan Academic News.
   Participation of Panayote Dimitras and Nafsika Papanikolatos. The Roundtable led to
   the creation of COMIR (Consortium of Minority Resources).

February 24-25 (Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA): Annual Meeting of the Georgia
   Political Science Association. A presentation by Mariana Lenkova on "Ecology and
   Minorities - the Triggers of Democracy in Bulgaria."

March 9-12 (Budapest, Hungary): An “OSI and Supplementary Grant Program
   Symposium”. Participation of Panayote Dimitras (GHM) in a roundtable on “A Chorus
   of Hopeful Skeptics: What is the Place of Education, Culture and Media in the
   Reconstruction of Southeastern Europe?”

March 14-15 (Geneva, Switzerland): Participation of Panayote Dimitras (GHM) in the 56 th
   UN CERD meeting that had a review of Greece in its agenda.

March 17 (Nice, France): Seminar on European Peer Training Management organized by
   Centre Européen Juif d‟ Information. Participation of Laura Loli and Margarita
   Papakosta (GHM).

March 22 (Athens, Greece): On the occasion of the International Day Against Racism
   (March 21), Christina Rougheri (GHM) made a presentation on the “Roma in the
   Balkans” for the members of the Union of Greek Catholic Students.

March 24 (Athens, Greece): Meeting organized by the UNCHR on refugees issues in
   Greece. Participation of Laura Loli (GHM).

March 27 (Vienna, Austria): OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Human
   Rights and Inhuman Treatment or Punishment. Participation of Panayote Dimitras
   (GHM).

April 1-5 (Washington, US): Second meeting on the issue of “Civil Society” of the
   „Transfuse Program‟ organized by the Aspen Institute (Berlin). Participation of
   Christina Rougheri (GHM).

April 5 (Athens, Greece): Fourth working team meeting organized by the UNCHR on
   refugee issues in Greece. Participation of Laura Loli (GHM).

April 10 (The Hague, Netherlands): Round Table Discussion on the question of “How the
   international community can contribute towards stability, redevelopment and enduring



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   peace in the Balkans”, organized by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. Participation
   of Panayote Dimitras (GHM)

April 14-15 (Sarajevo, B-H): The International Helsinki Federation in the framework of the
   Royaumont Project organized a conference on Women‟s Rights. Participation and
   presentation on Women‟s Rights in Greece by Niki Roubani.

April 22-23, (Zagreb, Croatia): A Workshop on “The Concept of Transition”, First Session
   organized by Open Society Croatia. Participation of Nafsika Papanikolatos (GHM).

May 9, (Athens, Greece): On the occasion of the presentation of Lee Harper‟s novel “When
  blackbirds are killed” by the Hellenic Club of Book, Christina Rougheri (GHM) spoke
  on human rights violations in Greece.

May 10, (Athens, Greece): Christina Rougheri (GHM) attended a press conference of the
  editors of the magazine God and Religion. GHM expressed its support to the publishers
  of the magazine and denounced ecclesiastical circles that wanted to stop its publication
  because it supported religious pluralism.

May 12-13 (Predeal, Romania): Multilateral Seminar on “The Protection and Participation
  of National Minorities as a Condition for Successful European Integration”, organized
  by the Council of Europe and the Department for the Protection of National Minorities
  of the Government of Romania. Presentation on “The work of minority NGOs at the
  domestic level” by Nafsika Papanikolatos (MRG-G, CEDIME-SE).

May 12-13 (Budapest, Hungary): “Management of Ethnic Diversity. Existing Models and
  Possible Solutions”. An international conference organized by the Teleki Laszlo
  Institute, the European Center for Minority Issues, Minority Rights Group International
  and the Minority Studies Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Participation
  of Panayote Dimitras (GHM)

13-14 May (Istanbul, Turkey): Conference on “Civil society in Turkey and Europe”
    organized by the Institut Francais d‟ Etudes Anatoliennes, Orient Institut der Deutschen
    Morgenlaendischen Gesellschaft, European Union, Consulate Generals of Spain and of
    Istanbul and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ankara. Dionyssis Goussetis (GHM)
    made a presentation about “National Identity and Civil Society in Greece”.

May 26-27 (Tirana, Albania): Working Group meeting in the Framework of the Royaumont
  Project organized by the International Helsinki Federation and the Albanian Helsinki
  Committee. Participation of Panayote Dimitras and Nafsika Papanikolatos (GHM)

May 29-30 (Athens, Greece): EUROROM Conference, “The Roma in Europe. National and
  International Minority Politics”, organized by the Berlin Institute of Comparative Social
  Research. Presentations by Panayote Dimitras about the situation of Roma in Greece
  and by Christina Rougheri about the work of GHM‟s Roma Office.
June 12-13 (Jurmala, Latvia): Seventh Meeting of Governmental Offices for National
    Minorities organized in the framework of the Joint Program on National Minorities
    between the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Participation of Nafsika
    Papanikolatos (MRG-G).
June 22-23 (Turkey, Antalya): The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, The German-Turkish
    Foundation and the Turkish Journalists‟ Association organized a seminar for Greek,
    Turkish and German Journalists on “The Role of Media in the Reduction of
    International Conflicts.” Participation of Nafsika Papanikolatos (GHM).




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June 23-25 (Klagenfurt, Austria): Alternative Information Media (AIM) annual meeting.
    Participation of Panayote Dimitras (GHM)
June 21-26 (Brussels, Belgium): Third meeting on the issue of “Security” in the framework
    of the „Transfuse Program‟ organized by the Aspen Institute (Berlin). Participation of
    Christina Rougheri (GHM).

June 29-30 (Athens, Greece): Conference on “Immigrants, Racism, Xenophobia”, organized
    by the Greek Center of European Studies and Research, the General Secretariat of
    Youth, the Greek Union for Human Rights and the Marangopoulos Foundation for
    Human Rights. The event took place on the occasion of the publication of the 2nd
    Report on Greece of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).
    Participation of Vassilis Angouras (GHM).

July 19-24 (Budapest, Hungary): Advocacy and Rights Training Seminar organized by
    Minority Rights Group International. Participation of Mehmet Dukkanci (MRG-G) and
    Vassilis Angouras (GHM)

August 15 (Geneva, Switzerland): 57th Session of the United Nations Committee on the
   Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Thematic Discussion on Roma). Statement on
   “Racial discrimination and Violence against the Roma in Greece” by Panayote Dimitras
   (GHM)

September 15-19 (Groznjan, Croatia) In the Framework of the Royaumont Project the IHF
   organized a regional human rights training camp in Croatia for young people in Central
   and Southeast Europe. Participation of Anastasia Stefanou, George
   Christodoulidis,Theodore Alexandridis, Deniz Galip (GHM).

October 3-6 (Montreal, Canada) Thirteenth Meetings of the Jacques Cartier Center
   organized a symposium on “Nation-States, Multination States and Supranational
   Organizations”. Panayote Dimitras (GHM) made a presentation on “Majority and
   Minority Nationalisms in the Balkans”.

October 10-14 (Strasbourg, France): European Conference Against Racism. Participation by
   Panayote Dimitras (GHM).

October 17-27 (Warsaw, Poland) The OSCE Implementation Meeting on Human Dimension
   Issues. Participation and interventions by Panayote Dimitras (GHM) and Nafsika
   Papanikolatos (MRG-G).

October 25 (Athens, Greece): The Greek section of UNCHR together with Greek NGO‟s
   organized a meeting regarding the issue of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants in
   Greece. Participation of Eda Gemi (GHM).

October 27-28 (Budapest, Hungary) In the Framework of the Royaumont Project, IHF in
   cooperation with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee organized a "Seminar on
   Monitoring Closed Institutions in Central Eastern Europe and Related International
   Human Rights''. Participation of Gazmend Kapllani (GHM).

November 1 (Athens, Greece) The Parliamentary Group of European Socialist Parties
   organized a meeting on “Migrants, Refugees & Development”. Participation and a
   presentation on “Migrants and Social Integration – A Challenge which has already
   begun” by Gazmend Kapllani (GHM).

November 7-8 (Carry-le-Rouet, France): Nafsika Papanikolatos (GHM) participated at the
   General Assembly of the EuroMediterranean Human Rights Network of which GHM is


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   a member since 2000.

November 9 (Athens, Greece) The Liberal Party of Greece organized its Second Conference
   at the Hotel Caravel. Dionysis Goussetis addressed the Liberal Party on behalf of Greek
   Helsinki Monitor.

November 10-12 (Marseille, France): Civil Forum organized by the NGO Collective of
   France to discuss human rights issues concerning the EuroMediterranean region and
   present a common declaration to the Ministers Conference. Participation of Nafsika
   Papanikolatos (GHM).

November 20-21 (Budapest, Hungary): Index on Censorship‟s workshop on monitoring hate
   speech and promoting participatory opposition to its spread. Participation of Panayote
   Dimitras (GHM).

November 29 - December 2 (Strasbourg, France): Minority Rights Group International in
   cooperation with the directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe, prepared a
   training seminar on the Council of Europe‟s Framework Convention for the protection
   of National Minorities. Participation of Theodoros Alexandridis (GHM) and Nafsika
   Papanikolatos (MRG-G) who discussed the preparation of Alternative Submissions to
   the Advisory Group.

November 30 (Athens, Greece) The Institution of Strategic & Development Studies
   (ISTAME) “Andreas Papandreou” organized a meeting on “Organized Crime, the
   Political System & Europe in the 21st Century ”. Participation by Eda Gemi (GHM).

December 3-4 (Struga, Macedonia): Search for Common Ground – Macedonia organized
   the first meeting with its partners on the project “Bridges for the New Balkans”.
   Participation of GHM by Panayote Dimitras, Gazmend Kapllani and Gregory
   Vallianatos.

December 11 (London, England): Minority Rights Group International, Southeast Europe:
   Diversity and Democracy Program. Consultative Group Meeting. Participation of
   Nafsika Papanikolatos.

December 11 (Athens, Greece) The Hellenic League of Human Rights organized a public
   debate regarding the new migration law tabled recently at the Greek Parliament.
   Participation of Eda Gemi and Gazmend Kapllani (GHM)

December 11-13 (Flensburg, Germany): NGO roundtable on “Inter-Ethnic Relations in the
   FYR of Macedonia”, organized by the European Centre for Minority Issues.
   Participation of Panayote Dimitras (GHM) who spoke about “Empowering human rights
   and minority NGOs in Southeast Europe: CEDIME-SE and the Minority Rights Group
   International Balkan projects”

December 16 (Istanbul, Turkey): Preparatory meeting for the Greek-Turkish TV Co-
   production project organized by the Friederich-Ebert Foundation in Turkey.
   Participation of Panayote Dimitras, Nafsika Papanikolatos and Gregory Vallianatos.


                          Extended Fact - Finding Missions

January 9-12: Panayote Elias Dimitras (GHM), Nafsika Papanikolatos (MRG-G) and
    Christina Rougheri (GHM Roma Office) visited Roma camps in Salonica, Xanthi and




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        Komotini. They had meetings with young members of the Turkish minority in Western
        Thrace, and with local NGOs and authorities.
    May 31- June 2: Christina Rougheri and Dimitris Angelidis (GHM) visited Roma camps in
      Argolida and Corinthia (Peloponese) and had meetings with local NGOs and authorities.
    June 1-4: Panayote Dimitras (GHM) and members of Amnesty International Secretariat,
        London, on a joint mission, visited Roma camps in Lamia, Thessaloniki and Western
        Thrace, as well as, the Turkish minority and its representatives in Western Thrace. In the
        mission participated also Aisel Zeibec from the GHM Turkish Minority office in
        Western Thrace.
    June 6: Panayote Dimitras and Christina Rougheri (GHM), together with Gabrielle Delbarre
        from Amnesty International, visited Roma camps in Patras (Peloponese).
    October 11 (Athens, Greece) Gazmend Kapllani (GHM) visited the Albanian undocumented
       migrant Altin Gjylmezi at the detention center of Menidi.
    November 5-8 (Athens, Greece) GHM in a joint mission with Julia Hall from Human Rights
       Watch visited and spoke with immigrants, their representatives, Greek government
       officials, lawyers and academics to monitor the situation of immigrants in Greece.
       Participation from GHM of Panayote Dimitras, Gazmend Kapllani and Eda Gemi.


                              Public statements and publications
                                      Press releases of GHM
             (most of them are also signed by MRG - G; some by other NGOs too)
            They can all be found usually in both Greek and English in the web site
                                  http://www.greekhelsinki.gr


     6 March 2000: Violinist sentenced to jail for defamation, IFEX-GHM alert

     7 March 2000: Writer and publisher indicted for blasphemy, IFEX-GHM alert

     8 March 2000: Composer sentenced to jail for defamation, IFEX-GHM alert

     9 March 2000: “Blasphemous” book banned, IFEX-GHM alert

     20 March 2000: International Day Against Racism (March 21). Greece: tolerance of
      intolerance, contempt of the UN, and some good practices

     28 March 2000: Outspoken racist pre-election spot on television [Open letter to the
      National Council of Greek Radio and Television]

     30 March 2000: Shame to the Greek Justice! Dismissal of charges against police officer
      who killed a Rom in the back that irreparably exposes Greece internationally

     4 April 2000: Greek authorities delude stateless with citizenship [Open letter to the
      Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, Mr. G. Koumandos and Mr. G. Papandreou]

     22 April 2000: Grave anti-Semitic attacks in Salonica met with widespread indifference

     2 May 2000: World Press Freedom Day (3 May). Greece scores last on freedom of the
      press.



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   10 May 2000: The attack of ecclesiastical circles against the magazine God and Religion
    and the symposium it organizes is a threat to freedom of expression.

   15 May 2000: The Minister of Justice dared, the data protection authority followed, the
    government should dare on other issues too.

   19 May 2000: Serbia: Russia and the Western Community Must Become Engaged To
    End Media and Other Repression

   24 May 2000: “Midsummer night‟s dream” are the projects for Roma‟s housing and
    social rehabilitation. Evictions and racist practices continue.

   1 June 2000: Greek courts snub ECHR case law and convict mufti.

   9 June 2000: Disturbing if not unacceptable statements made by the Municipality of Rio
    on local Roma.

   11 June 2000: Racist arson of a Roma hut in Nea Kios. Municipal authority an
    accomplice. Guilty silence of the political parties. The Minister of Justice should initiate
    prosecution of perpetrators.

   12 June 2000: Necessity of taking administrative and legal measures against anti-Roma
    municipalities [Open letter to Professor Mihalis Stathopoulos, Minister of Justice].

   12 June 2000: Journalist harassed, IFEX-GHM alert.

   14 June 2000: Former official of meditation group convicted for unauthorized operation
    of house of worship, IFEX-GHM alert.

   14 June 2000: Is the government intentionally covering up and encouraging racist actions
    in Nea Kios? [Open letter to Prime Minister, K. Simitis].

   14 June 2000: Decision of ICTY not to initiate prosecution against NATO for war crimes
    was unacceptable.

   15 June 2000: 19 priorities of the Municipality of Patras which are not... 20. Roma‟s
    rehabilitation out of the Municipality plans.

   22 June 2000: Sworn Administrative Investigation Must Be Ordered for Apparent Police
    Attempt to Slander Injured Rom of Nea Kios [Open Letter to Mr. Mich. Chrysohoidis,
    Minister of Public Order]

   30 June 2000: It‟s A Shame! Government Confirms Cover-Up and, Therefore,
    Encouragement of Racist Actions in Nea Kios. Politicians and Organizations Have Filed a
    Complaint.

   30 June 2000: Lawsuit filed against racist persecution of Nea Kios Roma

   3 July 2000: Letter of Minister of Justice Ordering Judicial Action in Nea Kios

   8 July 2000: Greek State Admits Intelligence Service Harassment of (Turkish Minority)
    Human Rights Defender




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   10 July 2000: Appeal for Disciplinary Action and Criminal Proceedings Against the
    Illegal and Racist Police Action and its Wanton, Defamatory and Racist Coverage by the
    Macedonian Press Agency, [letter to Mr. Dimitris Reppas, Minister of the Press and
    Media, Mr. Michalis Stathopoulos, Minister of Justice, Mr. Michalis Chrysohoidis,
    Minister of Public Order by DROM Network for the Social Rights of Gypsies, GHM and
    MRG-G].

   23 July 2000: The restoration of Democracy turns 26! More than 100.000 Roma “enjoy”
    it in destitute settlements, permanent victims of institutionalized racism that thrives with
    impunity.

   2 August 2000: Commemoration of Roma Holocaust. Government in Greece and in the
    rest of Europe towards contemporary anti-Roma acts of violence and statements of
    intolerance.

   9 August 2000: Letter to “Eleftherotypia” on Minorities in Greece

   31 August 2000: Greece: Writer refused entry into country, IFEX-GHM alert

   31 August 2000: Turkish journalists harassed and prevented from working in Greece,
    IFEX-GHM alert

   1 September 2000: Greece: Macedonian editor refused entry as undesirable, IFEX-GHM
    alert

   2 September 2000: New racist unanimous municipal order for the forced eviction of
    Roma residents by the municipal council of Midea (Argolida).

   11 September 2000: Statement by the stateless Aysel Zeybek on the day of swearing-in
    for Greek citizenship

   15 September 2000: New municipal order for the eviction of all Roma residents of Nea
    Alikarnasos (Crete)

   15 September 2000: Greek police formally confirms the presence of institutionalized
    racism against Roma

   15 September 2000: Another racist unanimous municipal order for the forced eviction of
    all Roma residents of Nea Tiryntha (Argolida)

   15 September 2000: Authorities ban OTPOR solidarity concert in Salonica, IFEX-GHM

   18 September 2000: Letter to Vaclav Havel and Jan Kavan in defense of the right to
    protest

   16 October 2000: Commendable anti-racist speech of Greek Minister of Justice in
    European Conference against racism

   9 November 2000: We declare ourselves Jews against the upsurge of antisemitism
    accompanied by pervading indifference. Contribution to today‟s antiracist Day of
    Remembrance of “Kristallnacht”

   10 November 2000: GHM Speech at “The Liberals‟” party congress




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       12 November 2000: Thoughts on the occasion of the Prime Minister‟s visit to the New
        Roma Settlement at “Gonou”

       16 November 2000: Turkey Refuses to Discuss Minority Rights with the OSCE HCNM
        Van Der Stoel

       24 November 2000: Open IHF Letter to the OSCE Ministerial Council to Address
        Pending Human Rights Concerns in the Region

       7 December 2000: “Greece celebrates International Human Rights Day (10 December)
        with unprecedented and provocative trial of all Minority Christian Churches”


               Articles by GHM/MRG - G members (and other publications)
                 They can all be found in the web site http://www.greekhelsinki.gr


        Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Ecumenical Patriarch: The Art of Coexistence”, Avghi, 1
         January, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Lets look again at our history if it is intolerant”, Avghi, January
         8, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Making Greek literature more patriotic”, Avghi, 15 January, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Forging war; reporting war”, Avghi, 22 January, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Great Expectations from Kosovo”, Avghi, 29 January, 2000
        Panayote Dimitras, “Dwindling, Elderly and Frightened?” The Greek Minority in
         Turkey Revisited”, Alternative Information Media Network, January 2000 (English
         and Greek)
        Panayote Dimitras, “Greek-Turkish Amazing               Rapprochement”,     Alternative
         Information Media Network, January 2000
        Panayote Dimitras, “The Greeks‟ Persistent Uneasiness with Minorities and Migrants”,
         Alternative Information Media Network, January 2000
        Christina Rougheri, “The Roads of the Roma”, Avghi, January 29, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Lets talk about …Gypsies”, Avghi, 5 February, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Haider Phenomenon and the European Union”, Avghi, 12
         February, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Can you imagine that …they‟re homosexuals”, Avghi, 19
         February, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Commerce of Terror; Arms Sales”, Avghi, 20 February, 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Electronic Vandalism in the Internet Era”, Avghi, 26 February,
         2000
        Panayote Dimitras, “Unprincipled Greek Electioneering”, Alternative Information
         Media Network, February 2000
        Christina Rougheri, “Assimilationist vs. Multiculturalist Approaches to Greece's
         Roma”, Alternative Information Media Network, February 2000
        Dionyssis Goussetis, “Ain‟t Pinochet Aging Comfortably?”, Avghi, 4 March, 2000


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   Dionyssis Goussetis, “25 Years of the Greek Section of Amnesty International”,
    Martiries (Periodic of AI Greece), 7 March, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Muftis in Greece in a Pogrom”, Avghi, 18 February, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Which policy for immigrants?”, Avghi, March 24, 2000
   Laura Loli, “Reflections of an Albanian in Greece”, Alternative Information Media
    Network, March 2000
   Gregory Vallianatos, “Let‟s break the silence”, Eleftherotypia, March 4, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Gypsies made the nails that crossed Jesus Christ”, Avghi, April 8,
    2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Human rights and the new government's programming
    statements”, Avghi, April 22, 2000
   Fotis Mihalopoulos, “Do you speak... Moslem?”, Avghi, 28 April, 2000
   Panayote Dimitras, “How Free is the Greek Press?”, Alternative Information Media
    Network, May 2000
   Panayote Elias Dimitras, “Milosevic‟s Many Persistent Loyal Friends in Greece”,
    Alternative Information Media Network, May 2000
   Mariana Lenkova, “When Van der Stoel touches the „Untouchables‟ of the Balkans”,
    Alternative Information Media Network, May 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “National Identity and Civil Society in Greece”, Alternative
    Information Media Network, May 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Celebrating the international day of freedom of the press”, Avghi,
    6 May, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Death of a Fundamentalist Feminist”, (victim of the Turkish
    Hesbolah) Avghi, 13 May, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “New Greek Identity cards a product of Imperialism according to
    the Greek Orthodox Church”, Avghi, 20 May, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Benetton Campaign: Privatization of human rights?”, Avghi,
    27 May, 200
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Annual Report of the International Helsinki Federation: 1999
    a year of brutality”, Avghi, 3 June, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The meaning of a word? Sexism in language”, Avghi, 4 June,
    2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Beijing + 5: the follow - up of the Beijing Declaration on
    women‟s rights”, Avghi, 10 June, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Annual Report of Amnesty International: Greece”, Avghi, 17
    June, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Identity cards and the Congress of the Party of Progressive Left
    Coalition”, Avghi, 21 June, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Commerce of Women: The International Helsinki Federation‟s
    report for the OSCE on Women‟s Trafficking”, Avghi, 24 June, 2000
   Panayote Dimitras, “Can a Swallow Make a summer in „Orthodox Ayatollah‟s
    Greece‟?”, Alternative Information Media Network, June 2000



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   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The Greek Government‟s pejorative reading of ECRI‟s report on
    Greece”, Avghi, 1 July, 2000
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “A non-governmental minister”, Avghi, 8 July
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The branded Greek Helsinki Monitor (The investigation of Aisel
    Zeibek by the Greek Intelligence Service)”, Avghi, 15 July
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Two trials by the European Human Rights Court [The Turkish
    Minority of Western Thrace]”, Avghi, 22 July
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Summer cleansing of a Roma Camp in Aspropyrgos by the Greek
    Police”, Avghi, 29 July
   Panayote Dimitras, “Papandreou‟s New (Nationalist?) Greek Foreign Policy Doctrine”,
    Alternative Information Network, July 2000 (English and Greek)
   Panayote Dimitras, “Greek Roma Leaders Lash Out at International Romani Union”,
    Alternative Information Media Network, July 2000 (English and Greek)
   Kathy Tzilivakis, “Undocumented Migrants in Greece: No Right to Health Care!”,
    Alternative Information Media Network, July 2000 (English and Greek)
   Christina Rougheri, “Expel First: Housing Policy for Roma in Greece”, Roma Rights
    2/2000, the quarterly journal of the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC)
   Panayote Dimitras, “Filipovic (and Media Freedom) with No Defenders in the Greek
    Media”, Alternative Information Media Network, July 2000 (English and Greek)
   Christiana Lambrinidis, “„What is an award?‟ Reflections of a Recipient”, Alternative
    Information Media Network, July 2000 (English and Greek)
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Romeo Daler, commander in chief of the UN Peace Corps in
    Ruanda: A Victim of Political Expediencies”, Avghi, 12 August
   Nafsika Papanikolatos, “ „Zero Hour‟ of Greek-Turkish Friendship”, Alternative
    Information Media, August 2000 (English and Greek)
   Gazmend Kapllani, “Albanian Immigrants‟ Ordeals as Heard on Greek State Radio”,
    Alternative Information Media, August 2000 (English and Greek)
   Thanasis Triaridis, “Unconventional Thoughts on the Plight of Roma in Greece”,
    Alternative Information Media, August 2000 (English and Greek)
   Panayote Dimitras, “Milosevic's Close Friends and Greek Observers of Yugoslav
    Elections”, Alternative Information Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Kathy Tzilivakis, “A turbulent run up to the 2004 Athens Olympics”, Alternative
    Information Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Gazmend Kapllani, “An Albanian‟s short visit to Albania”, Alternative Information
    Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Nafsika Papanikolatos, “Captain Corelli, the Contradictions of Greek Resistance,
    Hollywood and Cephallonia”, Alternative Information Media, September 2000
    (English and Greek)
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Why was Gary Shaka Sankofa executed?” Avghi, 19 August
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Examples of non tolerance from the French press”, Avghi, 26
    August
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Roma under persecution”, Avghi 5 September
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The 24th International Council Meeting (ICM) of Amnesty


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    International”, Avghi 12 September
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Expulsion of immigrants with the pretense of health reasons”,
    Avghi 16 September
   Maria Koinova, “Albanians and Roma in First Round of Macedonian Local Elections”,
    Alternative Information Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Gazmend Kapllani, “Albanian Municipal Elections and Emigrants in Greece”,
    Alternative Information Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Thanasis Triaridis, “Unorthodox Thoughts on the Role of Non-Governmental
    Organizations”, Alternative Information Media, September 2000 (English and Greek)
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “The asylum cities”, Avghi 23 September
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Orthodox priests contradicted”, Avghi 30 September
   Panayote Elias Dimitras, “Writing and rewriting history in the context of Balkan
    Nationalism.” Southeast European Politics (SEEP) at Central European University,
    Budapest. October 2000.
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Greek observers to FRY elections”, Avghi 7 October
   Gazmend Kapllani, “GOTOB JE?‟‟, Avghi 13 October
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “At the ECHR, an Albanian Immigrant victorious over Greece‟‟,
    Avghi 14 October
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Local authorities and Racism”, Avghi 18 November
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Minority Education in Himara and Thrace”, Avghi 18 November
    Dionyssis Goussetis, “What‟s the probability of obtaining Greek citizenship? It depends
    on your nationality” Avghi 21 October
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Greek-Favored election results threaten Albanian nationalism”,
    Avghi 21 October
   Gazmend Kapllani, “Marketing Patriotism in the Balkan Stadiums”, Alternative
    Information Media, October 25 (English and Greek)
   Takis Michas, “Vladimir Bokan, Milosevic's Front Man in Greece, Killed After His
    Revelations”, Alternative Information Media, October 26 (English and Greek)
   Theodoros Alexandridis, “Human Rights Problems in the Balkans as Reported to the
    OSCE”, Alternative Information Media, October 26 (English and Greek)
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “No legitimacy for barring Macedonian writer” Avghi 27 October
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “Victory of the Albanian football team reported as a Greek
    national tragedy‟‟, Avghi 28 October
   Dionyssis Goussetis, “An Albanian immigrant imprisoned indefinitely” Avghi 4
    November
   Eda Gemi, “An Albanian family‟s ordeal with the Greek authorities”, Alternative
    Information Media, 7 November (English and Greek)
   Richardos Someritis, “Serbia: Expiation Must Also Extend to Greece!”, Alternative
    Information Media, 7 November (English and Greek)
   Kathy Tzilivakis, “Greece's New Immigration Bill: Progress or Regression?”,
    Alternative Information Media, 25 November (English and Greek)
   Alexis Heraclides, “Greeks and Albanians in Greece”, Alternative Information Media,


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    7 December (English and Greek)
   Hannah Goldberg, “On Anti-Semitism in Greece”, Alternative Information Media, 7
    December (English and Greek)
   Panayote Dimitras, “Greece Against (European Court of) Human Rights”, Alternative
    Information Media, 26 December (English and Greek)


                                Human rights reports
           [They can all be found in the web site http://www.greekhelsinki.gr]


   Human Rights in Greece: Joint Concise Annual Report for 1999 (with MRG-G,
    7/1/2000)
   Parallel Report on Greece‟s Compliance with the UN CERD (with IHF and MRG-G,
    March 2000)
   Greece: Torture, Inhuman Treatment or Punishment (Report with MRG-G Distributed
    to the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Human Rights and
    Inhuman Treatment or Punishment, Vienna 27 March 2000)
   Persecuted and Marginalized Roma of Greece: Four Years of Broken Promises and
    Ineffective Programs (1996-2000), (with MRG-G, 29/5/00). [Update of a report
    submitted to the OSCE Review Conference in Vienna, on September 22, 1999, by the
    Cooperating Organizations: DROM Network for Roma Social Rights, European Roma
    Rights Center, Greek Delegation of Doctors of the World, Greek Helsinki Monitor,
    Minority Rights Group-Greece].
   Racial Discrimination and Violence against Roma in Greece. Report submitted to the
    United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at its 57th
    Session (Thematic Discussion on Roma, August 15, 2000) [presented with MRG-G]
   Racial Discrimination and Violence against Roma in Greece. Statement made before the
    United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at its 57th
    Session (Thematic Discussion on Roma, August 15, 2000) [presented with MRG-G]
   Free and fair elections: the Himara (Albania) Municipal Elections (October 2000).
    Statement on Albania and Greece at the 2000 OSCE Meeting by GHM/MRG-G
    (Warsaw, 17 October 2000)
   IHF/GHM Intervention at the OSCE meeting on free and fair elections (17 October
    2000)
   IHF/GHM Intervention at the OSCE meeting on role of law (17 October 2000)
   IHF/GHM Intervention at the OSCE meeting on capital punishment (Session 2, 18
    October 2000)
   Report to the OSCE Implementation Meeting on Human Dimension Issues: Greece
    (Warsaw, 17-27 October 2000) by the International Helsinki Federation for Human
    Rights (IHF), Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) and Minority Rights Group-Greece
    (MRG-G)
   GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on the Freedom of
    Expression in Greece (Warsaw, 19 October 2000)
   MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on the Freedom of
    Expression and Minorities in Greece (Warsaw, 19 October 2000)



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   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on right to a fair
    trial in Greece (Warsaw, 19 October 2000)
   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Prevention of
    Torture and Other Inhuman Treatment in Greece (Warsaw, 19 October 2000)
   GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Contribution of NGOs
    to the OSCE Human Dimension Process (Warsaw, 20 October)
   MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Strengthening
    Dialogue Between Governments and NGOs: the Negative Greek Experience (Warsaw,
    20 October)
   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of
    Association of Macedonian Minorities in Bulgaria and Greece (Warsaw, 20 October
    2000)
   GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of Religion:
    New Intolerant Legislation in Bulgaria, France and Macedonia (Warsaw, 23 October
    2000)
   MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of Religion
    in Greece: Persistent Intolerance (Warsaw, 23 October 2000)
   GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Tolerance and Non-
    Discrimination: the Usually Ignored CERD Recommendations in Denmark, Finland,
    Germany, Spain and Sweden (Warsaw, 23 October 2000)
   MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Tolerance and Non-
    Discrimination in Greece: Tolerance of Intolerance and Growing Mainstream
    Extremism (Warsaw, 23 October 2000)
   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Roma Rights
    in Greece (Warsaw, 24 October 2000)
   GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on (partly or fully
    unrecognized) National Minorities in Albania, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Macedonia,
    Slovenia and Turkey (Warsaw, 24 October 2000)
   MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on National Minorities
    in Greece: A Return to the “Bad, Old Days” (Warsaw, 24 October 2000)
   IHF Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of Movement
    and Migration, Session 11-12, Endorsement and Presented by GHM (Warsaw, 24
    October 2000)
   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of
    Movement (Warsaw, 24 October 2000)
   NGOs (GHM, Home of Macedonian Culture, Rainbow-Organization of the Macedonian
    Minority in Greece, MRG–G), condemn Greek Government‟s Defamatory Attempt to
    Macedonian Minority Activists in OSCE Implementation Meeting in Warsaw (25
    October 2000)
   GHM/MRG-G Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Migrants‟
    Rights in Greece (Warsaw, 25 October 2000)
   ERRC/GHM Statement at the 2000 OSCE Implementation Meeting on Freedom of
    Movement and Roma Refugees (Warsaw, 25 October 2000)


                           Systematic Media Monitoring


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 Monitoring of eight Greek dailies during the election campaign (March 1 – April 10) and
 the crisis over the issue of abolition of the religious reference in ID cards (May-June 2000).


                                   Roma Office Reports


 16/2/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, January 2000

 21/2/00 January 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 13/3/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, February 2000

 13/3/00 February 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 20/4/00 March 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 20/4/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, March 2000

 20/5/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, April 2000

 20/5/00 April 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 17/6/00 May 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 17/6/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, May 2000

 23/7/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, June 2000

 23/7/00 June 2000 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office

 27/9/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, July 2000

 27/11/00 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office, July 2000

 28/11/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, August 2000

 28/11/00 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office, August 2000

 28/11/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, September 2000

 28/11/00 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office, September 2000

 28/11/00 Report on the Coverage of the Roma in the Greek Press, October 2000

 28/11/00 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office, October 2000

 31/12/00 Activity Report of the GHM Roma Office, November 2000

 31/12/00 Report on the Coverage of Roma in the Greek Press, November 2000




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           Reports on Minorities and Minority Rights in the Balkans

(Including reports of the Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in
                          Southeast Europe - CEDIME- SE)
             [They can all be found in the web site http://www.greekhelsinki.gr]


   Report on Religious Freedom in Greece, prepared in the framework of IHF‟s
    Royaumont Project, 29 July 1999 (updated 2000)

   Greece: Report about Compliance with the Principles of the Framework Convention for
    the Protection of National Minorities (along guidelines for state reports according to
    Article 25.1 of the Convention) prepared in the framework of IHF‟s Royaumont Project,
    18 September 1999 (updated 2000)

   Greece: Report on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, prepared in the
    framework of IHF‟s Royaumont Project, 25 November 1999 (updated 2000)

   A Perspective on the Women‟s Status in Greece, prepared in the framework of IHF‟s
    Royaumont Project, March, 2000

   Issues on Trafficking in Human Beings, prepared in the framework of IHF‟s Royaumont
    Project, May, 2000

   Turks of Bulgaria: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Muslims of Bulgaria: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Catholics of Bulgaria: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Macedonians of Bulgaria: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Roma of Bulgaria: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Turks of Macedonia: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Muslims of Macedonia: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Catholics of Macedonia: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Roma of Macedonia: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Albanians of Macedonia: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

   Roma of Albania: report prepared for CEDIME-SE

   Bektashi of Albania: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

   Catholics of Albania: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

   Roma of Romania: report prepared for CEDIME-SE




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    Turks of Greece: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

    Muslims of Greece: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

    Catholics of Greece: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

    Jehovah Witnesses of Greece: report prepared for CEDIME-SE*

    Catholics of Greece: report in Greek*

    Jehovah Witnesses of Greece: report in Greek*

 (*These reports are not available at our website)



                  Publications in Greek (Translated from English)

    Minority Rights: A Guide to UN Procedures and Institutions;

    The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - FCNM: A Guide
     for NGOs;

    FCNM: Analysis and Observations on the Monitoring Mechanism;

    Report on Greece to the OSCE Implementation Meeting;

    GHM & MRG-G Statements and State Replies at the OSCE Meeting



                          “DIKAIOMATIKA!” (RIGHTLY!)

                          Monthly human rights review in Greek

They can all be found in the web site:
http://www.egroups.com/group/dikaiomatika/fullinfo.html

          April 2000 - Dikaiomatika! 1            (20/4/2000)

          May 2000 - Dikaiomatika! 2              (22/5/2000)

          June 2000 - Dikaiomatika! 3             (17/6/2000)

          July 2000 - Dikaiomatika! 4             (21/7/2000)

          August 2000- Dikaiomatika! 5            (6/8/2000)

          September 2000- Dikaiomatika! 6 (8/9/2000)

          October 2000 - Dikaiomatika! 7          (9/10/2000)

          November 2000- Dikaiomatika! 8 (9/11/2000)

          December 2000- Dikaiomatika! 9 (10/12/2000)


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