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angle-left null 1998 - Court's Ninth President
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Presidents of the European Court of Human Rights
01 November 1998

Court's Ninth President

Switzerland Switzerland

Luzius Wildhaber of Switzerland became the first Human Rights Court president following its transformation into a full time court in 1998. During his presidency he travelled widely in member states to persuade national courts to use the case law of the European Court in their decisions.