Dr Maria Mousmouti

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Dr Maria Mousmouti
Degree in law (Law Faculty, University of Athens), post-graduate degree in comparative social security law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), a PhD in law and legislative studies (University of London, UK)
Lecturer in Law, Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Drafting
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Related institutes:
School of Advanced Study
Centre for European Constitutional Law 43, Acadimias str Athens 10672 Greece
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Her work throughout the years essentially consists in supporting, documenting and assisting reform initiatives through research and capacity-building in areas related to judicial independence, public administration reform, constitutional reform, human rights, quality of regulatory systems and legislation and facilitating of access to justice. She has actively worked in more than 20 countries in Southern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Her most recent projects include identifying obstacles to the exercise of the rights of people with disabilities (Greece, 2014), coordinating data collection for monitoring the respect of fundamental rights (FRA, since 2007), providing assistance to the Serbian Parliament (EU, ongoing), assessing the effectiveness of the Victims Directive (EU, ongoing), consolidating the legislation on gender equality in Greece (Greece 2012-2013), designing a system for assessing the impacts of legislation on gender (Greece 2013), reducing bureaucracy and measuring administrative burdens to the Greek legal order (Greece, 2010), drafting legislation to support the education reforms of the Ministry of Education (Greece, 2011), mapping the legislative drafting process in Syria (Damascus, 2010), conducting research to document reforms to enhance judicial independence in Azerbaijan (Baku, 2011), assessing the compliance of Greek legislation with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and drafting a bill to ensure its effective transposition (Greece, 2012). Maria is fluent in Greek, English, French, Spanish and has basic knowledge of German.

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01-Mar-2015 Good Legislation as a means of ensuring voice, accountability and the delivery of results in Urban Development

Journal articles

(2015) Vol. 6, World Bank Legal Review, ‘Improving Delivery in Development’, p. 257 ff.

01-Oct-2014 Effectiveness as an aspect of Quality of EU Legislation: Is it feasible?

Journal articles

(2014) Vol. 2, No.3, The Theory and Practice of Legislation, 309-327

01-Sep-2014 (2014) Vol. 2, No.3, The Theory and Practice of Legislation, 309-327

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Autumn 2014

01-May-2014 Effectiveness as an Aid to Legislative Drafting’

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Loophole (journal of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel), May 2014 (Issue No. 2 of 2014)

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