Article 5.2 of the Greek Constitution relating to non-discrimination states that: “All
persons living within the Greek territory shall enjoy full protection of their life, honour and
liberty irrespective of nationality, race or language and of religious or political beliefs.
Until 2005, Greece’s anti-racism legislation was limited to Law 927/1979 (as amended by
Law 1419/1984 and Law 2910/2001) of the Penal Code and aimed at the punishment of overtly
discriminatory practices on racial, ethnic or religious grounds (incitement of racially/religiously
discriminatory activities, expression of racially/religiously offensive ideas, racial/religious
discrimination in the provision of services or goods by private persons).