The concept of Academic Asylum in Greece is twofold: a) asylum against third-party intervention with the aim of limiting the freedom of University Academic Personnel in the exercise of their duties, in research and teaching and, b) the ability of the Police to apply the Law by preventing or suppressing criminal behavior and to protect the University community and the University estate. In the first sense, academic asylum is equivalent to the concept of academic freedom, while in the second sense it refers to the terms and conditions of police intervention in the premises of higher educational institutions. With this paper, an attempt is made to interpret the institution of academic asylum according to the Greek Constitution and National Legislation and to answer the questions of what asylum is, what its content is, what its limits are, and in what cases is it circumvented. This research also compares the practices of third countries vis-à-vis Greece and investigates the effects as well as the eventually necessary regulations.
Citation: Kakarelidis G.and Georgiadou N. (2023) Academic Asylum, Academic Freedom, And Police Jurisdiction in Law Enforcement at Universities: Comparative Study of Greece and Other Countries’ General Practice, Global Journal of Politics and Law Research, Vol.11, No.1, pp.30-39
Keywords: Academic freedom, Academic liberty, Campus Law enforcement, Town over Gown, University Asylum, University Police, University privileges
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