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Presidency of the Court

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Former Presidents of the Court

In addition to President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, 13 judges have served as President of the Court since its creation in 1959.

Guido Raimondi

(Italian)

President from 1 November 2015 to 4 May 2019

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Dean Spielmann

(Luxembourg)

President from 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2015

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Sir Nicolas Bratza

(British)

President from 4 November 2011 to 31 October 2012

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Jean-Paul Costa

(French)

President from 19 January 2007 to 3 November 2011

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Luzius Wildhaber

(Swiss)

President from 1 November 1998 to 18 January 2007

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Rudolf Bernhardt

(German)

President from 24 March 1998 to 31 October 1998

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Rolv Ryssdal

(Norwegian)

President from 30 May 1985 to 18 February 1998

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Gérard J. Wiarda

(Dutch)

President from 30 January 1981 to 30 May 1985

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Giorgio Balladore Pallieri

(Italian)

President from 8 May 1974 to 9 December 1980

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Sir Humphrey Waldock

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

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Henri Rolin

(Belgian)

President from 27 September 1968 to 5 May 1971

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René Cassin

(French)

President from 20 May 1965 to 15 June 1968

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Lord (Arnold Duncan) McNair

(British)

President from 21 January 1959 to 3 May 1965

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