Dr Roxani Fragkou is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law (Department of Legal Methods) of the University of Groningen. In 2010, she received her PhD in Public Law from the University of Strasbourg on the topic of euthanasia and the right to refuse medical treatment under a comparative perspective, while, in the following years, she pursued two postdoctoral researches at the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014-2015: Assisted reproduction and protection of the in vitro embryo; 2017-2019: National Human Rights Institutions’ (NHRIs) and their contribution to the promotion of human rights). She has worked at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg contributing to the teaching mainly of Public Law courses. She also teaches Public Law and Human Rights Law at the Hellenic Open University (HOU), as well as at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC). She is author of several papers, studies and jurisprudence notes published in Greek, English and French peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Roxani Fragkou has been employed as a Coordinator/human rights officer at the Greek National Human Rights Institution (2013-2022), where she dealt with a broad range of human rights issues, including social and economical rights and the right to housing, in particular. Within the EVICT project she examines the forms discrimination might take as regards the enjoyment of the right to housing, while focusing on the impact these discriminatory practices may have when applied on individuals or groups living in vulnerable situations.