Dr Anastasia Chalkia is a Human Rights Advisor at the Greek Commission for Human Rights. She is a sociologist with a PhD and a MA in criminology. She has many years of experience in the field of international protection and has participated in working groups of the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA). She is a registered teaching staff member at the National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government and teaches as a tutor at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of West Attica and the Hellenic Open University. She also holds the position of National Substitute at the European National Prevention Network (EUCPN). She has presented her work at national and international congresses and has published widely in edited volumes and academic journals on topics such as criminal justice, criminal policy, crimmigration, racist violence, gender-based violence and asylum issues.