Ledi Bianku

Born on 22 February 1971 in Shkodër, Albania

  • Law degree, Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana, 1989-1993
  • Law studies, Faculty of Law at the University of Trento, Italy, 1992-1993
  • Legal practice in Tirana, 1994-1998 and 1999-2006
  • Lecturer in Law (Public International Law, European Human Rights Law and European Union Law) at the University of Tirana, 1995-2007 and at the Albanian School of Magistrates, 1997-2007
  • LL.M in European Law Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, 1996-1997
  • Office of the OSCE Legal Counsellor in Albania, 1998-1999
  • Founder and Executive Director of the European Centre in Tirana, 1999-2006
  • Advisor ad personam to the President of the Republic, to the President of the Parliament and to Ministers of Justice and of European Affairs, 2000-2007
  • Chairman of the National Broadcasting Authority, 2006-2007
  • Member of the Venice Commission, 2006-2007
  • Vice-President of Section from 5 January 2016 to 31 January 2017
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 1 February 2008 to 6 January 2019