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Kalliopi Lykovardi

Deputy Ombudsman for Equal Treatment, The Greek Ombudsman

Kalliopi Lykovardi holds a BA in Law and an LLM in Human Rights. She joined the Human Rights Department of the Greek Ombudsman in 1998, when the Institution was established. Since 2010 she has been coordinating the inter-departmental task force of the Greek Ombudsman on issues related to its competence as Equality Body. In 2016 she has been appointed Deputy Ombudsperson for Equal Treatment with the responsibility for the function of the new established Department within the Institution. Since 2017 she contributes to the works of the National Council for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In 2019 she has been appointed member of the Scientific Council of the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government. Since 2020 she is member of the Board of the National Accessibility Commission. She has published a number of legal reports and articles and has participated in legal seminars, conferences and workshops related to the protection of human rights, social exclusion and discrimination.