PACE elects Mârtiŋŝ Mits judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Latvia

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Mârti?s Mits as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Latvia.

Mr Mits, 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 nine years which shall commence no later than three months after his election.

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