Next year will mark 50 years since the famous ‘Greek case’ in the ECHR system, when the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden lodged a complaint with the (then still existing) European Commission of Human Rights against the military colonels’ regime in Greece.

The Athens-based Netherlands Institute and the Danish Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute and the Norwegian Institute are organizing an international conference on the history and legacy of this emblematic case entitled ‘The ‘Greek Case’ in the Council of Europe: A Game Changer for International Law and Human Rights?’

The conference aims to bring together both early-career researchers and established specialists and invites papers across disciplines, including history, politics, law and international relations, human rights trauma studies, social movement and European studies. In order to do so, a call for papers has been launched. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted in English (300 words maximum), accompanied by a 100-word biographical note, contact information, and affiliation; independent scholars are welcome to submit.The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, 14 January 2019.