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Presidents of the European Court of Human Rights
21 January 1959

Court gets first President

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lord McNair took an interest in international law from an early age and served as a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague before his appointment to the Human Rights Court. He served from 1959 to 1965. He died in 1975 at the age of 90.