Irish Siofra O’Leary becomes ECHR’s first female President

Irish Siofra O’Leary becomes ECHR’s first female President

Irish judge Siofra O’Leary was elected President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Monday (September 19) and will become the first woman to hold the post in November, the Council’s judicial body said on Monday.

Siofra O’Leary, who has been vice-president of the Strasbourg-based court since January, will succeed Icelandic judge Robert Spano, who has been in office since spring 2020. is the first female President of the European Court of Human Rights.explains the ECtHR in a press release.

The mandate of the President of the ECtHR is for a maximum of three years, but that of Siofra O’Leary, 53, ends in July 2024, when her nine-year tenure as a judge at the ECtHR began in July 2015. Judges cannot be re-elected.

The President of the ECtHR is elected by the Court’s 46 judges (one judge per Council of Europe member country). In addition to representative functions, his job is to chair the hearings of the Grand Chamber, which deal with the most sensitive cases of the Strasbourg court.

Luxembourg judges Georges Ravarani and Slovenian Marko Bosnjak were also elected vice-presidents of the ECtHR on Monday. They will take office on November 1st.

Siofra O’Leary, who has been vice-president of the Strasbourg-based court since January, will succeed Icelandic judge Robert Spano, who has been in office since spring 2020. She “is the first female President of the European Court of Human Rights,” the ECtHR said in a press release.

The mandate of the President of the ECtHR is for a maximum of three years, but that of Siofra O’Leary, 53, ends in July 2024, when her nine-year tenure as a judge at the ECtHR began in July 2015. Judges cannot be re-elected.

The President of the ECtHR is elected by the Court’s 46 judges (one judge per Council of Europe member country). In addition to representative functions, his job is to chair the hearings of the Grand Chamber, which deal with the most sensitive cases of the Strasbourg court.

Luxembourg judges Georges Ravarani and Slovenian Marko Bosnjak were also elected vice-presidents of the ECtHR on Monday. They will take office on November 1st.

Reference: www.euractiv.fr

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