SC: The university police is constitutional

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The Plenary of the Council of Ministers decided that the establishment of the University Police does not violate the principles of academic freedom and self-governance of HEIs

The Plenary Session of the Council of State with two decisions (2046-2047/2022) ruled that the establishment of the University Police does not violate the principles of academic freedom and full self-governance of Higher Education Institutions. In more detail, the Plenary Session of the CoE decided that are in line with constitutional imperatives the provisions of law 4777/2021 which provides for the establishment University Institutions Protection Teams (UPPI).

Furthermore, it was judged that the provisions of Articles 18-20 of Law 4777/2021 operate within the framework of the principle of full self-governance of HEIs and do not affect the right of these institutions to decide on their affairs with their own bodies, while at another point state that the OPPI has no competence nor, therefore, the possibility of intervention on issues of science, research, teaching, operation of the HEIs, which fall under the competence of the latter and as a result, the regulation in question, “not only does not harm, but the constitutional order is fostered” .

Following these, the CoE rejected two applications for annulment directed against the announcement of a competition for the recruitment of special guards in the Greek Police, for the formation of the OPPI teams and against the ministerial decision, which defined the issues of training of the special guards hired for the staffing of the OPPI .

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