Presidency of the Court

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President Guido Raimondi

Guido Raimondi was born in Naples (Italy) in 1953.

Former member of the Italian Court of Cassation, he has been a judge at the European Court of Human Rights since 5 May 2010. In September 2012 he was elected Section President and then Vice-President of the Court for a three-year term of office starting on 1 November 2012. He has been a member of the judiciary since 1977. In the first part of his career he worked in the lower courts, dealing with civil and criminal cases, until 1986, when he was assigned to the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Servizio del Contenzioso diplomatico). From 1989 to 1997 he was Co-Agent of the Italian Government before the European Court of Human Rights.

Between 1997 and 2003 he served on the Court of Cassation, first in the Advocate General’s office and then as judge. During the same period he occasionally served as ad hoc judge in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In May 2003 he joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) as Deputy Legal Adviser. In February 2008 he became Legal Adviser of that organisation – a post he occupied until he took up his seat in Strasbourg.

He is the author of numerous publications in the field of international law, particularly human rights.

The plenary Court elects its President for a period of 3 years.

The President directs the work and administration of the Court. He represents the Court and, in particular, is responsible for its relations with the authorities of the Council of Europe. The President presides at plenary meetings of the Court, meetings of the Grand Chamber and meetings of the panel of 5 judges.

Official Visits

  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Greece

    On 22 June 2016, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, judge elected in respect of Greece, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    22/06/2016 
    Visit by the Prime Minister of Estonia

    On 22 June 2016, Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Julia Laffranque, judge elected in respect of Estonia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of Romania

    14/06/2016 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of Romania

    On 14 June 2016, Raluca Alexandra Prună, Minister of Justice of Romania, visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. Iulia Motoc, judge elected in respect of Romania, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the President of the Conseil constitutionnel of France

    03/06/2016 
    Visit by the President of the Conseil constitutionnel of France

    On 3 June 2016, Laurent Fabius, President of the French Conseil constitutionnel , visited the Court and was received by President Guido Raimondi. André Potocki, judge elected in respect of France, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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Speeches by the President

President's interview

On the occasion of his official visit to Iceland, President Guido Raimondi gave an interview to the Icelandic television. (The interview starts at 11:47 min)

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