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Press conference 2014

Press Conference 2014

Speaking at the annual press conference of the Court on 30 January 2014, President Spielmann looked back over 2013 and said that the Court’s work had been quite remarkable, building on the good results from 2012.

Press release

Speech by President Dean Spielmann - Press Conference 2014


Webcast of the Press Conference: Original version English version

Photo gallery

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2013

Analysis of statistics 2013

Facts & figures 2013

Press conference 2013

Press conference 2013

The Court held its annual press conference on 24 January 2013. On this occasion, Dean Spielmann, the President of the Court, reviewed the Court’s activities in 2012, which he described as an exceptional year for the Court, and presented its annual statistics. 

Press release

President's speech (in French only)


Webcast: Original versionEnglish versionFrench version

Documents and Statistics

Annual report 2012

Analysis of statistics 2012