The Presidency of the Court

ECHR Building

Former Presidents

Sir Nicolas Bratza

Sir Nicolas Bratza
(British)

President from 4 November 2011 to 31 October 2012

Full CV

Photo gallery of President Sir Nicolas Bratza

Jean-Paul Costa

(French)

President from 19 January 2007 to 3 November 2011

Full CV

Photo gallery of President Jean-Paul Costa

Luzius Wildhaber

Luzius Wildhaber
(Swiss)

President from 1 November 1998 to 18 January 2007

Rudolf Bernhardt

Rudolf Bernhardt
(German)

President from 24 March 1998 to 31 October 1998

Rolv Ryssdal

Rolv Ryssdal
(Norwegian)

President from 30 May 1985 to 18 February 1998

Gérard J. Wiarda

Gerard J Wiarda
(Dutch)

President from 30 January 1981 to 30 May 1985

Giorgio Balladore Pallieri

Giorgio Balladore Pallieri
(Italian)

President from 8 May 1974 to 9 December 1980

Sir Humphrey Waldock

Sir Humphrey Waldock

(British) 
President from 5 May 1971 to 21 January 1974

Henri Rolin

Henri Rolin
(Belgian)

President from 27 September 1968 to 5 May 1971

René Cassin

Rene Cassin
(French)

President from 20 May 1965 to 15 June 1968

Lord (Arnold Duncan) McNair

Lord (Arnold Duncan) McNair
(British)

President from 21 January 1959 to 3 May 1965

Speeches by the Presidents

Rudolf Bernhardt, Dean Spielmann, President of the Court, Jean-Paul Costa, Sir Nicolas Bratza, Luzius Wildhaber, former Presidents of the Court, and Stefan Trechsel, former President of the Commission

Strasbourg, 27 June 2013