Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (Greece)

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The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (Greek: Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης, Διαφάνειας και Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων) is the government department entrusted with the supervision of the legal and judicial system of Greece. It was founded as the State Secretariat for Justice (Ἡ ἐπὶ τῆς Δικαιοσύνης Γραμματεία τῆς Ἐπικρατείας) in April 1833, and was known as the Ministry of Justice (Υπουργείο Δικαιοσύνης) before 7 October 2009. The current minister is Charalampos Athanasiou (el).

List of Ministers of Justice (1974–2009)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Konstantinos Papakonstantinou July 24, 1974 October 9, 1974 New Democracy Government of National Unity
Konstantinos Stefanakis November 21, 1974 October 21, 1977 New Democracy
Spyridon Yaggas October 21, 1977 November 28, 1977 New Democracy
Georgios Stamatis November 28, 1977 September 17, 1981 New Democracy
Solon Raggas September 17, 1981 October 21, 1981 New Democracy
Efstathios Alexandris October 21, 1981 July 5, 1982 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis July 5, 1982 May 22, 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Nikolaos Papantoniou May 22, 1984 June 21, 1984 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis June 21, 1984 May 9, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Konstantinos Kounougeris May 9, 1985 June 5, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Miltiadis Papaioannou June 5, 1985 July 26, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios-Alexandros Mangakis July 26, 1985 April 25, 1986 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Apostolos Kaklamanis April 25, 1986 February 5, 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Eleftherios Verivakis February 5, 1987 September 23, 1987 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Menios Koutsogiorgas September 23, 1987 November 18, 1988 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Vasilios Rotis November 18, 1988 March 17, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Yiannis Skoularikis March 17, 1989 June 2, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Konstantinos Stamatis June 2, 1989 July 2, 1989 Coalition of the Radical Left
Fotis Kouvelis July 2, 1989 October 12, 1989 Coalition of the Radical Left
Konstantinos Stamatis October 12, 1989 April 11, 1990 Coalition of the Radical Left
Athanasios Kanellopoulos April 11, 1990 August 8, 1991 New Democracy
Michael Papakonstantinou August 8, 1991 August 7, 1992 New Democracy
Ioannis Varvitsiotis August 7, 1992 December 3, 1992 New Democracy
Anna Benaki-Psarouda December 3, 1992 September 13, 1993 New Democracy
Georgios Plagianakos September 13, 1993 October 13, 1993 New Democracy
Georgios Kouvelakis October 13, 1993 February 10, 1995 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anastasios Peponis February 10, 1995 September 15, 1995 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Ioannis Pottakis September 15, 1995 January 22, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Evangelos Venizelos January 22, 1996 August 30, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anargyros Fatouros August 30, 1996 September 25, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Evangelos Giannopoulos September 25, 1996 March 20, 2000 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Michael Stathopoulos April 13, 2000 October 24, 2001 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Philippos Petsalnikos October 24, 2001 March 10, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anastasios Papaligouras March 10, 2004 September 19, 2007 New Democracy
Sotirios Hatzigakis September 19, 2007 January 7, 2009 New Democracy
Nikos Dendias January 8, 2009 October 7, 2009 New Democracy

List of Ministers of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (since 2009)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Haris Kastanidis 7 October 2009 17 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Miltiadis Papaioannou 17 June 2011 17 May 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement National unity government from 11 November
Christos Geraris 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Caretaker government
Antonios Roupakiotis 21 June 2012 25 June 2013 Independent, proposed by DIMAR Coalition government
Charalampos Athanasiou (el) 25 June 2013 Incumbent New Democracy Coalition government

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