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Official visits

Recent official visits

  • Visit by the French Défenseure des droits

    21/10/2020 
    Visit by the French Défenseure des droits

    On 20 October 2020, Claire Hédon, French Défenseure des droits, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Mattias Guyomar, Judge elected in respect of France, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the UNHCR Representative

    13/10/2020 
    Visit by the UNHCR Representative

    On 13 October 2020, Andreas Wissner, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representative to the European Institutions in Strasbourg, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom

    13/10/2020 

    On 13 October 2020, Neil Holland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Tim Eicke, judge elected in respect of the United Kingdom, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Permanent Representative of Latvia

    06/10/2020 

    On 6 October 2020, Jānis Kārkliņš, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the Council of Europe, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Mārtiņš Mits, judge elected in respect of Latvia, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

    25/09/2020 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

    On 24 September 2020, Fadei Nagacevschi, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, was received by President Robert Spano. Valeriu Griţco, judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar-elect, 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 in the member States of the Council of Europe

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

Photo Gallery

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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