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Visit by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, paid an official visit to the ECHR on 31 October 2017. He met the judges of the Court and addressed an audience made up primarily of judicial, political and diplomatic representatives.

This was the first time that a French President addressed the Court.

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Speech by President Guido Raimondi (only in French)

Speech by President Emmanuel Macron

Webcast - Official Ceremony

Recent visits

  • Meeting with the Government Agents

    05/12/2017 
    Meeting with the Government Agents

    On 4 December 2017 the Government Agents, who represent the States in the proceedings before the Court, attended a meeting in which President Guido Raimondi, Vice-President Angelika Nußberger, Vice-President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, Section President Helena Jäderblom, Roderick Liddell, Registrar of the Court, Françoise Elens-Passos, Deputy Registrar, Section Registrars, Deputy Section Registrars, and other senior Registry lawyers took part. This event, which occurs every two years, provides an opportunity for the Agents to express their concerns and indicate any problems they have encountered in their work, while it allows the Court’s representatives to explain and get feedback on new working methods. Various procedural and practical matters were discussed in the course of the meeting.

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  • President Macron visits the ECHR

    31/10/2017 
    President Macron visits the ECHR

    The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, paid an official visit to the ECHR on 31 October 2017. He met the judges of the Court and addressed an audience made up primarily of judicial, political and diplomatic representatives.

    This was the first time that a French President addressed the Court.

    Webcast of the ceremony 

    Photo Gallery

    Speech by President Guido Raimondi (only in French)

    Speech by President Emmanuel Macron

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  • Visit by the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

    18/10/2017 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

    On 18 October 2017, Robert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Alena Poláčková, judge elected in respect of the Slovak Republic, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union

    17/10/2017 
    Visit by a delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union

    A delegation from the Court of Justice of the European Union, headed by its President, Koen Lenaerts, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 16 October 2017. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Court and Registry. The discussions concerned recent case-law of the two courts and recent developments within both systems. This visit takes place annually.

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