PACE elects judges to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom

PACE today elected judges of the Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Aleš Pejchal, having obtained a relative majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic for a term of office of 9 years starting on 1 November 2012.

Johannes Silvis, having obtained a relative majority of votes cast, is elected a judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Netherlands for a term of office of 9 years starting on 1 November 2012.

Krzysztof Wojtyczek, having obtained a relative majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Poland for a term of office of 9 years starting on 1 November 2012.

Paul Mahoney, having obtained a relative majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the United Kingdom for a term of office starting on 1 November 2012.

Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.