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03 April 2019

Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos elected as Court President


The European Court of Human Rights has elected a new President. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos has been the Greek judge since 18 May 2011, and Vice-President of the Court since 1 May 2017. He succeeds Guido Raimondi of Italy, and will take office on 5 May 2019, which is also the day of the Council of Europe’s 70th anniversary.

The President of the Court is elected for a period of 3 years. He or she directs the work and administration of the Court and represents the Court and, in particular, is responsible for its relations with the authorities of the Council of Europe. The President presides at plenary meetings of the Court, meetings of the Grand Chamber and meetings of the panel of five judges.

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