Removal of the Mufti and the Deputy Mufti from their Posts
due to Irrevocable Criminal Conviction for Specific Offences.
An Administrative Measure Taken on the Grounds of Public Interest
Judgement 869/2018 of the Plenary of the Council of State
(Greek Supreme Administrative Court)
Assistant Judge at the Council of State
The Greek Supreme Administrative Court (decision 869/2018 in plenum) dismissed an application for annulment of a decision concerning the removal of the Deputy Mufti of Didimoticho from his duties. According to the provisions of the Act of legislative content of 24 December 1990, the Mufti and the Deputy Mufti are removed from their posts in the event of irrevocable conviction for some offences that institute a legal impediment to their appointment as civil servants. These provisions are of an administrative nature and the relevant decision constitutes an administrative measure taken on the grounds of public interest. The application of this measure is solely subject to the objective condition that there is an irrevocable criminal conviction for some specific offences.