Events at the Court

ECHR Building

Opening of the Judicial Year 2016

The judicial year of the Court was formally opened on 29 January 2016. Around 290 eminent figures from the European judicial scene attended a seminar on the theme International and national courts confronting large-scale violations of human rights.

The seminar was followed by the official opening ceremony, in the course of which President Raimondi and Andrzej Rzepliński, President of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland, addressed a 350-strong audience representing the judicial world and local and national authorities.


Video of the seminar: Original language - English - French

Dialogue between judges

Seminar Background Paper Part 1 Part 2

Solemn hearing

Video of the ceremony: Original language - English - French

Speech by President Guido Raimondi

Speech by Andrzej Rzepliński

Dialogue between Judges

Other events at the Court

Seminar opening of the judicial year 2013
Dialogue between judges

The publications in the Dialogue between judges series are a record of the proceedings of seminars held annually to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Court.

Every year, these meetings provide a forum for discussion between judges from the Court and from various other courts on themes such as The role of consensus in the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, 50 years of the Court viewed by its fellow international Courts or Execution and effects of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: the role of the judiciary.

Previous openings of the Judicial Year and Seminars

This page contains former events at the Court such as seminars, meetings, conferences and various anniversaries.

Seminars & Lectures