PACE elects Róbert Ragnar Spanó judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Iceland

The Assembly today elected Róbert Ragnar Spanó judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Iceland. Mr Spanó, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge for a term of office of nine years as from 1 November 2013. Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.