Official visits

Recent official visits


Visit by the Secretary General of the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights of Morocco


On 15 April 2024, Abdelkarim Boujradi, Secretary General of the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights of Morocco, visited the Court and was received by Vice-President Georges Ravarani. Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by a high-level delegation of judges from the United Kingdom Superior Courts


On 12 April 2024 President Síofra O’Leary received an official visit by a high-level delegation of judges from the United Kingdom Superior Courts, composed of: The Right Honourable Lord Philip Sales, Justice of the UK Supreme Court; The Right Honourable the Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales; The Right Honourable Dame Siobhan Keegan, Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland; The Right Honourable Lord Andrew Burrows, Justice of the UK Supreme Court; The Right Honourable Lord Justice James Dingemans, Court of Appeal Judge, England and Wales; and The Right Honourable Lord Raymond Doherty, Court of Session Judge, Scotland. During the visit the delegation took part in roundtable discussions with judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

Meeting with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights


On 3 April 2024, President Síofra O’Leary has met Michael O’Flaherty, the Council of Europe’s new Commissioner for Human Rights. Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova


On 26 March 2024, Veronica Mihailov-Moraru, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Diana Sârcu, Judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit to the French Conseil d’État


On 22 March 2024 President Síofra O’Leary led a Court delegation to Paris for a meeting with the French Conseil d’État. The delegation, composed of Georges Ravarani and Marko Bošnjak, Vice-Presidents of the Court, Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer, Pere Pastor Vilanova and Arnfinn Bårdsen, Section Presidents, and Mattias Guyomar, Judge elected in respect of France, was received by Didier-Roland Tabuteau, Vice-President of the Conseil d’État, and took part in roundtable discussions with members of the Conseil d’État.

Visit by a delegation of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands


On 21 March 2024 a delegation from the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, headed by its President, Dineke de Groot, paid a working visit to the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. During the visit the delegation took part in roundtable discussions with judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

Visit by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta


On 5 March 2024, Ian Borg, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Lorraine Schembri Orland, Judge elected in respect of Malta, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit to the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic


On 4 March 2024, President Síofra O’Leary paid an official visit to the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava. She was accompanied by Alena Poláčková, Judge elected in respect of the Slovak Republic, and Ilse Freiwirth, Section Registrar. The delegation was welcomed by Ján Šikuta, President of the Supreme Court, and Andrea Moravčíková, Vice-President of the Supreme Court, and took part in a roundtable discussion with Supreme Court judges.

Visit by the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council


On 8 February 2024, Ambassador Omar Zniber, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the President of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals


On 30 January 2024, Judge Graciela Gatti Santana, President of the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by a delegation of Judges of the Superior Courts of Spain


On 26 January 2024, President Síofra O’Leary received a delegation of Judges of the Superior Courts of Spain, led by Cándido Conde-Pumpido Tourón, President of the Constitutional Court of Spain. María Elósegui, Judge elected in respect of Spain, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine


On 26 January 2024, Stanislav Kravchenko, President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Mykola Gnatovskyy, Judge elected in respect of Ukraine, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Recent official visits


Videos of official visits 


Official visit by the President of Montenegro - 23 January 2024


Official visit by the President of Cyprus - 23 January 2024


Official visit by to Italy - 19-20 October 2023


Official visit by to Spain - 5-7 October 2023


Official visit by the President of Slovenia - 21 June 2023


Official visit by the President of Latvia - 13 February 2023


Official visit by the President of Iceland - 7 December 2022