Unveiling the Law: Regulating the Dress of the Other

Monday 17 Feb 2020

The discussion will focus on the experience of Greece, which has no legislative prescriptions on the matter, and the consequences this has on the choices women, particularly refugee women, make. It will also explore the memory in Greece of the headscarf as a part of traditional dress and whether this affects public attitudes today and makes the Greek example inapplicable to societies with different traditions. A Q&A session will follow.

The panellists will include Chryssoula Kapartziani, a lawyer with research interests in the Sociology of Law, Spyros Koulocheris who is the Head of Legal Affairs at the Greek Council for Refugees and Myrsini Pichou, a specialist in the history of women’s dress.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.


The Hellenic Centre


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