European Court of Human Rights - Election of a new president, Siofra O’Leary (Sept.21, 2022)


France welcomes the election of Irish judge Siofra O’Leary as president of the European Court of Human Rights, the first woman to hold this position. Her term will begin on November 1.

France commends the actions and commitment of outgoing president Robert Spano in the course of his term.

France reiterates its commitment to the European Court of Human Rights, which upholds the principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.