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  • Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States in Paris

    16/09/2019 
    Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States in Paris

    On 12 and 13 September 2019, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos was in Paris to participate to the Conference of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States. At this occasion he delivered a speech at the Court of Cassation. He was accompanied by Angelika Nußberger, Vice-President and Judge elected in respect of Germany, Robert Spano, Vice-President and Judge elected in respect of Iceland, André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, Roderick Liddell, Registrar, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President.

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  • Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    13/09/2019 
    Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    On 12 September 2019, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos was received by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic at the Elysée Palace. André Potocki, the judge elected in respect of France, Roderick Liddell, Registrar, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the President of the Republic of Portugal

    26/06/2019 
    Visit by the President of the Republic of Portugal

    On 26 June 2019, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic of Portugal, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, the judge elected in respect of Portugal, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

    26/06/2019 
    Visit by the Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

    On 26 June 2019, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Ksenija Turković, judge elected in respect of Croatia, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of Albania

    17/06/2019 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of Albania

    On 17 June 2019, Etilda Gjonaj, Minister of Justice of Albania, visited the Court and was received by President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos. Darian Pavli, judge elected in respect of Albania, and Stanley Naismith, Section Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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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 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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