Official visits

Recent official visits


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.

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


On 26 January 2024, President Síofra O’Leary received a delegation of Judges of the Superior Courts of Italy, composed of Francesco Viganò, Judge of the Constitutional Court, representing its President, Margherita Cassano, First President of the Court of Cassation, Luigi Salvato, Attorney General of the Supreme Court, Luigi Maruotti, President of the Council of State, and Guido Carlino, President of the Court of Audit. Raffaele Sabato, Judge elected in respect of Italy, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by a delegation of Judges of Superior Courts of Portugal


On 26 January 2024, President Síofra O’Leary received Henrique Araújo, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Portugal, and Adriano Fraxenet de Chuquere Gonçalves da Cunha, Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Portugal, representing its President. Ana Maria Guerra Martins, Judge elected in respect of Portugal, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Vice-President of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court


On 26 January 2024, François Chaix, Vice-President of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Andreas Zünd, Judge elected in respect of Switzerland, and Anna Austin, Jurisconsult of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Attorney General of the United Kingdom


On 26 January 2024, Victoria Prentis, Attorney General of the United Kingdom, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Tim Eicke, Judge elected in respect of the United Kingdom, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Meeting with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights


On 25 January 2024, President Síofra O’Leary has met Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Deputy Minister of Justice of Türkiye


On 25 January 2024, Niyazi Acar, Deputy Minister of Justice of Türkiye, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Saadet Yüksel, judge elected in respect of Türkiye, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Prime Minister of Liechtenstein


On 24 January 2024, Daniel Risch, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Carlo Ranzoni, judge elected in respect of Liechtenstein, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the President of Montenegro


On 23 January 2024, , Jakov Milatović, President of Montenegro, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Ivana Jelić, judge elected in respect of Montenegro, and Marialena Tsirli, 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