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Opening of the Judicial Year 2015

The official opening of the Court’s judicial year took place on 30 January 2015. The event comprised a seminar in which 260 leading European judicial figures took part, followed by an official opening ceremony attended by 330 representatives from the judicial world and from the local and national authorities.

Press Release

Seminar

The theme of the seminar was “Subsidiarity: a two-sided coin?”. It was opened by Dean Spielmann, with an introduction by Julia Laffranque, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of Estonia. Sabino Cassese, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Justice of Italy, Angelika Nußberger, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of Germany, Jean-Marc Sauvé, Vice President of the French Conseil d’Etat, and Paul Lemmens, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Belgium, addressed the seminar.

Seminar Background Paper

Speech by the President

Speech by Jean-Marc Sauvé (in French)

Speech by Gerhart Holzinger

Speech by Sabino Cassese

Speech by Angelika Nußberger

Webcast of the Seminar: Original version English version

Solemn hearing

The seminar was followed by the official opening ceremony, in the course of which the President Dean Spielmann and Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, President of the Constitutional Tribunal of Spain, addressed a 330-strong audience representing the judicial world and local and national authorities.

Speech by the President

Speech by Francisco Pérez de los Cobos (in French)

Webcast of the Seminar: Original version English version

Former events of the Court

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Opening of the Judicial Year 2014

Seminar

The judicial year of the Court was formally opened on 31 January 2014. Around 260 eminent figures from the European judicial scene attended a seminar on the theme “Implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: a shared judicial responsibility?”.

Proceedings of the Seminar

Seminar Background Paper

Webcast of the Seminar

Photo Gallery

Solemn hearing

The seminar was followed by the official opening ceremony, in the course of which President Spielmann and Andreas Voßkuhle, President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, addressed a 320-strong audience representing the judicial world and local and national authorities.

Speech by President Spielmann

Speech by Prof. Dr. Andreas Vosskuhle

Webcast of the solemn hearing

Photo gallery