Dimosthenis Chrysikos was born in Athens, Greece, on 25 May 1970. He holds a law degree (1993), a post graduate diploma in criminal sciences (1996) and a Ph.D. in International Criminal Law (2002) (University of Athens, Law Faculty). He was awarded the Academy of Athensprize for his Ph.D. dissertation on human rights protection in the context of extradition proceedings (2002). He is an attorney-at-law, licensed to practice law in Greece and member of the Athens Bar Association since 1995. He first joined the United Nations in 1996 under a fellowship programme supported by the Greek Government and worked until 1998 at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Vienna), in its previous incarnation as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. He re-joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2003, providing his services as a Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer in its Division for Treaty Affairs (Crime Conventions Section; Corruption and Economic Crime Section; Corruption and Economic Crime Branch) ever since. His responsibilities include the preparation of the travaux préparatoires of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto (already published) and the travaux préparatoires of the United Nations Convention against Corruption; the elaboration of model legislation on extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters; and the provision of technical assistance to Member States particularly in the area of international cooperation in criminal matters. He has been involved in the activities of the Office for the promotion of the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as well as in the work of the Office relating to identity-related crime, cybercrime and environmental crime. He is also member of a roster of designated experts assigned to provide ad hoc legal advisory services to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on issues related to international criminal law, international criminal procedure and evidence and international humanitarian law.
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