Prof. em. Dr. Nikitas D. Aliprantis

Professor emeritus at the University of Strasbourg

Retired professor at the Democritus University of Thrace

Corresponding Member of Athens Academy

Languages: Greek, French, English, German, Italian



Professor e.m. Dr. Nikitas D. Aliprantis completed his legal studies at the University of Athens (1958-1963) and his studies of Economic and Political Sciences at the same University (1964-1966)  (Price ‘Kydonieos’ for the best diploma of the year 1966)

Since 1966 he is barrister at the Athens Bar. :   He holds Diploma of the ‘Institut des Hautes Etudes Européenes’ of Strasbourg with a scholarship of the French Government (1966-1967).

Studies in F.R. of Germany at the Universities of Cologne and Tübingen, with a scholarship of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), specialisation in Labour Law, Sociology and Theory of Law, Social Rights as Human Rights (1967-1970).

1971-1980:   Residence in Strasbourg. Master (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures, D.E.A.) in Private Law, Ph.D. (doctorat d’Etat) and teaching as assistant (lecturer), chargé d’enseignement and maître-assistant associé (senior lecturer) at the University of Strasbourg.

1980-1982:   Practising Barrister in Athens.

1982: Election as professor under contract and as full professor (1984) at the Democritus University of Thrace (Faculty of Law), teaching Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Greek, Comparative, European and International) and Sociology of Law (until the retirement, 2008).

1985-1988:   Teaching as visiting professor at the Universities of Paris I, Nantes, Lodz, Moscow, Messina, Lisbon.

1988: Election and appointment as full professor at the University of Strasburg (since 2000 professor emeritus of this University).

1989-1992: Direction of the Master studies (DEA) in Labour Law and Law of Social Security at the same University.

1992: Creation of the ‘Center for Comparative and European Labour Law’ at the Democritus University of Thrace and organisation from 1992 until his retirement (2008) of seven (7) european and international Conferences on social as human rights and on the sociology and problems of their implementation.

1996-2008:   Member (as independent expert) of the European Committee for Social Rights (ECSR) of the Council of Europe (vice-president 1999-2004). The Committee considers in suitable occasions social rights as human rights in its case-law on the collective complaints and takes into account the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. As member of ECSR I have participated in many missions to member States of the European Social Charter (Romania, Bulgaria, Andorra, Sweden, Republic of Moldavia, Albania, Cyprus, Armenia, Portugal) in order to survey the implementation of the Charter, pick out and face up to its problems.

2011: Election as corresponding member of the Academy of Athens.

2014: The University of Strasburg has edited a volume to my honour entitled ‘The human work between Law and Sociology. Honour to Professor Nikitas Aliprantis’, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg.

He has given conferences in many Universities and taken part as reporter in a great number of European and International Congresses dealing with questions of social rights (s. publishing list) and organized mainly in Universities of european countries (Italy – Bari, Roma, Bologna, Messina, Florence –, Spain – Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla –, Poland – Lodz, Thorun, Katowice, Cracovia –, Austria, Finland, …) and also beyond Europa (Rabat, Buenos-Aires, Hong-Kong, Peking, Yaoundé II, Lagos, …).

- During his universities activity he has directed many doctoral theses and master (postgraduate) studies, mainly of comparative social character (french-british, french-german, french-greek, french-italian).

- He is member of many national (french, german, greek) european and international Associations of Labour Law and Social Security, of Philosophy of Law and social Philosophy, of Sociology (international and european), of Sociology of Law and of the french Société de Législation Comparée.

He utilizes Spanish and Portuguese, mainly juridical literature.