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Constantine D. Mortopoulos (LLB AUTH, ΜΑ Staffs, LLM Université de Genève, Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center - Washington DC) is an Attorney-at-Law of the Thessaloniki Bar Association, specialising in Public International, Criminal and Human Rights Law.
He was admitted to the Military Academy of Corps Officers in 1995, and graduated as a Second Lieutenant and a Law Graduate of the University of Thessaloniki in 1999.
As an Officer he served in many posts as Commander and Staff Officer, among which as the Legal Advisor for the Force Support Command and the Hellenic Forces in NATO/KFOR based in Kosovo Polje, the NATO Rapid Deployment Corps-GR/C' Army Corps, the Hellenic Forces in Cyprus and ISAF in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif Afghanistan.
During his active service, he worked on more than two thousand cases of Comparative Constitutional, Public International, Criminal and Discipline Law.
For his services he has been awarded the rank of the Knight of Golden Cross of Honour and Knight of Golden Cross of the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
Constantine taught Humanitarian Law, Rules of Engagement and Operational Law at the NATO School (Oberammergau, Germany), The Joint Warfare Center of NATO (Stavanger, Norway), the NATO Maritime Interdiction Ops Training Center (Souda Bay, Crete), the Hellenic War College, the Army War College, and in many Universities and Military Academies in Europe, West Africa and Asia.
He worked as a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC), where he taught Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Theory.
He is the author of one monograph in International Operational Law and many widely cited articles in significant legal journals, including Oxford's Journal of Conflict & Security Law, Heidelberg's European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Justice, the Revue Hellénique de Droit International and others.
After he left the Armed Forces, he worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross as a Regional Delegate for the Armed Forces and Non-State Armed Groups in Iraq, Lebanon, Lake Chad, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Laos.
His contribution to the study of Belligerent Occupation and Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions is reflected in the Updated Commentaries of the Geneva Conventions published by Cambridge University Press.
As an Attorney, Constantine represents clients in the field of Military and Security Forces Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law and he is particularly interested in cases of Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.
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