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Progress report | Doc. 13945 Addendum II | 15 January 2016

Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

Author(s): Bureau of the Assembly

1. Report of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

The Committee held a meeting in Paris on 12 January 2016, with Ms Cristina De Pietro (Italy, ALDE), 1st Vice-Chairperson, then Mr Boriss Cilevičs (Latvia, SOC), in the Chair.

2. Introduction

In accordance with previous practice and as specified in Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2002 (2014), 
			(1) 
			See
document <a href='http://website-pace.net/documents/1653359/1653617/ProcedureElectionJudges-EN.pdf/e4472144-64bc-4926-928c-47ae9c1ea45e'>AS/Cdh/Inf
(2016) 01</a> for details. the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights assessed the qualifications of the candidates to the Court in respect of Cyprus. 
			(2) 
			See Appendix
1 for the list of candidates submitted by the Government concerned.
The curricula vitae of candidates can be found in Assembly Doc. 13933. The Committee interviewed all the candidates on 12 January 2016. A list of members of the Committee who participated in the meeting can be found in Appendix 2.

3. Conclusion of the Committee on the list of candidates submitted by Cyprus, Contracting State to the European Convention on Human Rights

The Committee recommends, by a large majority, the candidature of Mr Georgios A. Serghides as the most qualified candidate.

Appendix 1 – List of candidates submitted by the Government of Cyprus 
			(3) 
			See
footnote 2, above.

(open)

  • Ms Elena EFREM
  • Mr Costakis PARASKEVA
  • Mr Georgios A. SERGHIDES

Appendix 2 – Members of the Committee who participated in the meeting

(open)

Socialist Group (SOC):

  • Ms Eka BESELIA, Georgia
  • Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia
  • Mr Pierre-Yves LE BORGN’, France
  • Mr Luc RECORDON, Switzerland

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE):

  • Ms Cristina DE PIETRO, Italy
  • Ms Olena SOTNYK, Ukraine

Group of the Unified European Left (UEL):

  • Mr Matjaž HANŽEK, Slovenia

Ex Officio:

  • Ms Gülsün BİLGEHAN, Turkey, Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination

Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly:

  • Mr Wojciech SAWICKI, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly
  • Mr Andrew DRZEMCZEWSKI, Head of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department