PACE elects Linos-Alexander Sicilianos judge of the ECHR with respect to Greece

Strasbourg, 05.10.2010 – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting this week in plenary session in Strasbourg, today elected Linos-Alexander Sicilianos as judge to the European Court of Human Rights with respect to Greece. Mr Sicilianos, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of 9 years starting on 18 May 2011. Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.