Greece Repeals Academic Asylum Law
IN AUGUST 2011 the Greek government repealed a law that prevented police from entering college campuses. Commonly referred to as "academic asylum law," the ban required university officials to grant officers permission to step foot on school grounds. The law was enacted in 1982 as a means to protect freedom of expression in academia. At the time. Greece had just emerged from a military dictatorship and the new law provided students a safe haven to share ideas and views. More recently, critics (academics and politicians) had argued that the law was unnecessary in Greece's modern democracy and that it encouraged disruptive behavior on campus because students don't fear any repercussions, …
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Publication information: Article title: Greece Repeals Academic Asylum Law. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: International Educator. Volume: 21. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2012. Page number: 16. © NAFSA : ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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