SUMMARY OF THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS OF MY MAJOR WORK
1. “La Commission de la Fonction Publique Internationale des Nations Unies”, Paris XI, 1989, 559 p. in the French language. It is my doctoral thesis prepared at the University of PARIS XI in the year 1989 and it concerns the common system of administrative policy applied to the nearly 50,000 international civil servants of the United Nations system and its Specialized Agencies around the world who often work under adverse conditions in 700 almost different job sites. A clear tendency to unify the rules of international public administration can be seen without, however, lacking the discrepancies and particularities which the International Public Administration Commission of the United Nations is trying with great care to harmonize, without lacking the confrontations and frictions, due mainly to the political confrontations of the Member States of the Organization.
2. “The institution of the Mufti in the Greek and Foreign legal order”. A.N. Sakkoulas, Athens 1993, 210 pp. A comparative study is attempted of the institution of the Mufti in Greece (Muftis of Xanthi, Komotini, Didymoteicho) with many other Islamic and non-Islamic countries, where it is scientifically established that the Greek-inspired institution of the Mufti has been in effect almost unchanged with few exceptions since 1920, it remains one of the most powerful institutions in terms of law in the world, not excluding Turkey where the Mufti in the post-kemaline rule of the 100 years or so of its recent history is appointed and dismissed like a simple civil servant without disposing no jurisdiction other than simple religious duties, in contrast to his Greek counterpart who possesses beyond religious and most of the jurisdictions that the law assigns to him in the field of the Muslim holy law Sharia.
3 “Orthodoxy and the Greek Schools in the Modern Albanian State” in “The Hellenism of Albania”, T. Kouloubis, T. Veremis, H. Nikolakopoulos (ed.), I. Sideris, Athens, 1995, pp. 146-243 . It concerns a study that was carried out under my scientific guidance with the supervision of the three mentioned professors following field research in Albania by Ember Hoxha and Ramiz Alia in 1991, following funding from the Deputy Minister of Hellenism in Exile, Mr. Andreas Zaimis. It includes ten chapters that refer to the whole range of political, party, social, economic, missionary, journalistic and religious life of the minority. In this context, we met with His Beatitude the Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania Mr. Anastasios, who at the time lived in a small apartment of 30 square meters in the Diplomatika district of Tirana as Patriarchal Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He was entrusted with the titanic task of resurrecting the Albanian Orthodox Church, who within thirty years managed to work miracles creating a mighty Church literally from scratch. Likewise, we met with actors of minority education mainly in the Greek-speaking villages of Dropoli or Deropolis of the Consulate of Argyrokastro, pointing out the enormous educational problems of a minority that has lived in these parts of Epirus since ancient times and succeeded despite adverse conditions and violations of their educational rights of a delinquent communist party, the most anachronistic and tyrannical of the world to speak, live, think and walk in Greek.
4. “States and Nationalities in the Horn of Africa: problems, perspectives, relations with Greece”, with Asteris Houliara, Athens, 1995. It was implemented in cooperation and with funding from the Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by me and Asteris Houliara having carried out field trips visits to the countries of the Horn of Africa either in the capacity of international experts or international election observers. On the pages of the book parade all the personalities who defended these countries under admittedly tyrannical and bloodthirsty regimes, with the interventions of foreign powers mainly Russia, China and the USA which contributed to the destruction of any concept of human rights and national sovereignty of these countries. Finally, a section is developed that concerns the relations of these countries with Greece, where the interest is intense on a bilateral level due to intense relations that arose mainly with Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan, in which prosperous communities of Greeks lived with a direct contribution in the development of these countries since ancient times. At the same time, the significant presence of communities of these countries in Greece, mainly Ethiopian Eritreans and Sudanese, is also investigated, which contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations from every point of view.
5.«IMIA: The indisputable Greek sovereignty. The threat of a new casus belli”, by Simeon Soltaridis, Lebanon, Athens, 1996, 240 pp. Written with the Journalist Simeon Soltaridis exactly 26 years ago and just one week after the tragic events of the loss of three Greek Officers on the islet of the West little Imias, who almost caused a spark of ignition between Turkey and Greece, when the former actively challenged the Greek sovereignty over the islet that is part of the Dodecanese complex, the book ends prophetically as follows as if not a day had passed “The crisis this demonstrates 1) the attempts to overthrow the legal regime of the Aegean – with the threat of a new casus belli in case Greece attempts to exercise its sovereign rights over the rocky islands 2) the sluggishly neutral attitude of international organizations, the European Union (which fails to guarantee the security of the Community’s external borders), allies and partners 3) the maximum of the US’s discretionary role in the region as the only acceptable global superpower”, which the then newly elected Prime Minister Kostas Simitis was quick to thank from the floor of the Parliament for its vital role in defusing the near-war conflict.
6. “Local and Regional Self-Government in the European Union”, A.N. Sakkoulas, Athens, 1997, 238 p.
The European Union of the year 1997 as a single whole area of local and regional self-government where I studied as a representative of Greece in the Committee of Local and Regional Democracy of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg for about a decade. In the book, the converging and diverging trends of the local and regional governance systems of the European Union are captured in great detail by country separately but based on a single working system, which are indeed impressive and allow any observant researcher to draw useful conclusions about self-government at any level , which is a true pillar of democracy and good administration in accordance with the principle of directness (subsidiarity) of the governance of local affairs which must be located and reach as close as possible to the governed citizen, a fact which the European Union applies and respects sacrilegiously.
7. “Handbook of International Law”, Evelpidon Military School, Athens 1998, 318 p. and Appendix of International Law, 1999, p. 32.
Didactic book of the year 1998 in which all the Schools and trends of international law from ancient times until then are captured with all the older but also modern trends in 20 basic chapters of 308 pages with numerous diagrams and graphic representations. This book, which remains in operational force to this day, was a basic scientific tool for a series of students and future officers of the Military School of Evelpida that exceed the 3,000 teaching audience in which I taught as a professor of International Law for a number of years. For this fact, today’s officers who were my students express their gratitude and satisfaction even today in any part of Greece and if they meet us for the comprehensible and scientifically thorough content of the book.
8. “Law of War”, Athens, Sokolis-Kouliedakis, 2010, 260 p.
In this book which was published in 2010 but still remains relevant today especially with Russia’s war against Ukraine, a detailed analysis of the entire legal framework concerning international humanitarian law or the law of armed conflicts or as it is popularly known throughout the world the law of war. It is demonstrated with scientific thoroughness and penetration into the secrets of the international political scene how brutally this law is abused even today and how hypocritically the international community treats the legal framework as state entities of course. Finally, an attempt is made to provide a satisfactory answer to questions that plagued us in the past but still remain unanswered today, because almost no citizen, much less head of state of the large countries of the United Nations Security Council, which have the absolute and monolithic right of veto, has has ever sat in the dock for war crimes. The answer is simple: These countries with their enormous military power have not recognized the jurisdiction of the statute of the International Criminal Court as a result of which they artificially and hypocritically evade the chisel of international criminal justice which ultimately punishes only the citizens and leaders of the militarily powerless states of the international community. .
9. International Organizations Sokolis Kouliedakis 2011.
A detailed and thorough analysis of the system of international organizations as they grew and developed rapidly mainly within the 20th century is attempted, with a focus on the United Nations Organization, which has been joined by all the countries known today on a global scale. All the legal frameworks that govern almost all of the international organizations known around the world are developed with a legal approach, as actors-subjects of international law in the formation of which their contribution is decisive. Finally, an attempt is made to provide the answer to issues of inefficiency and inability to solve serious problems that threaten the world order of security and peace of the international society with a focus on wars, underdevelopment, mass diseases (pandemics), economic hardship, the fight against organized crime, etc. etc., which proves the weak point of the coherence and effective action of international organizations as important actors in the drafting and implementation of current international law.