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  • Visit by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece

    10/03/2020 
    Visit by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece

    On 9 March 2020, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Marialena Tsirli, Deputy Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    04/03/2020 
    Visit by the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    On 3 March 2020, Bisera Turković, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Faris Vehabović, judge elected in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit to Serbia

    04/03/2020 
    Visit to Serbia

    On 2 March 2020, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos paid an official visit to Serbia. On that occasion, he met Dragomir Milojević, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Snežana Marković, President of the Constitutional Court. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Branko Lubarda, judge elected in respect of Serbia.

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  • Visit to Montenegro

    04/03/2020 
    Visit to Montenegro

    On 28 February 2020, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos paid an official visit to Montenegro. On that occasion, he was received by Milo Đukanović, President of Montenegro, and by Zoran Pažin, Deputy Prime Minister. During this visit, President Sicilianos met Vesna Medenica, President of the Supreme Court, and Desanka Lopičić, President of the Constitutional Court. He also participated to a round table on the Rule of Law and the European Court of Human Rights at the Montenegrin Academy of Science. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Ivana Jelić, judge elected in respect of Montenegro.

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  • Visit by a delegation of Judges from the United Kingdom

    10/02/2020 
    Visit by a delegation of Judges from the United Kingdom

    On 6 February 2020 a high-level delegation of Judges from four superior courts in the United Kingdom visited the Court. The visiting Judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

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Official visit by the President of Portugal - 26 June 2019

Official visit by H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein - 26 November 2018

Official visits in the member States

Official visits to Montenegro and Serbia

04/03/2020

On 28 February 2020, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos paid an official visit to Montenegro. On that occasion, he was received by Milo Đukanović, President of Montenegro, and by Zoran Pažin, Deputy Prime Minister. During this visit, President Sicilianos met Vesna Medenica, President of the Supreme Court, and Desanka Lopičić, President of the Constitutional Court. He also participated to a round table on the Rule of Law and the European Court of Human Rights at the Montenegrin Academy of Science. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Ivana Jelić, judge elected in respect of Montenegro.

On 2 March 2020, President paid an official visit to Serbia. On that occasion, he met Dragomir Milojević, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Snežana Marković, President of the Constitutional Court. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Branko Lubarda, judge elected in respect of Serbia.

Official visits followed by a solemn hearing

Official visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

18/03/2019

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway paid an official visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 18 March 2019. After paying tribute to the Court’s former President Rolv Ryssdal (Norwegian), he had a meeting with the judges, then addressed an audience of dignitaries from judicial, political and diplomatic circles.

Webcast of the solemn hearing:

English

French

Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Speech by President Guido Raimondi

Official visit by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron

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 - Official Ceremony

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Speech by President Guido Raimondi

Speech by President Emmanuel Macron

Visit by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

On 27 March 2014, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made an official visit to the Court.

HRH the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and President Spielmann addressed a 250-audience on the occasion of a Solemn Session in the Court’s Hearing Room.

Webcast of the Solemn Session

Speech by President Spielmann

Speech by HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg (in French only)

 

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