PACE elects Arnfinn Bårdsen judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Arnfinn Bårdsen as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway.

Mr Bårdsen, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected 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.