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Opening of the Judicial Year 2020

ECHR Building

The official opening of the ECHR’s judicial year will take place on 31 January 2020. The event will include a seminar on the topic The European Convention on Human Rights: living instrument at 70, attended by 260 eminent figures from the European judicial scene, followed by a solemn hearing.

 

Seminar background paper

2019

The official opening of the ECHR’s judicial year took place on 25 January 2019. The event included a seminar on the topic Strengthening Confidence in the Judiciary, attended by 260 eminent figures from the European judicial scene. This was followed by the official opening ceremony, attended by 330 representatives of the judicial world and of local and national authorities.

The guest of honour at this year’s opening ceremony was Laurent Fabius, President of the French Constitutional Council.

Solemn hearing 2019