Events at the Court
Opening of the Judicial Year 2018
The opening of the Court’s judicial year took place on 26 January 2018.
To mark the occasion, a seminar was held on the topic “The authority of the judiciary”, attended by Presidents of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of the Council of Europe member States and numerous senior judicial figures.
At the solemn hearing that followed the seminar, President Guido Raimondi and Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, addressed an audience of around 350 persons.
Speech by Bruno Pireyre (in French only)
Speech by Pere Pastor Vilanova (in French only)
Speech by Koen Lenaerts (en anglais uniquement)
Seminar Dialogue between Judges
The publications in the Dialogue between judges series are a record of the proceedings of seminars held annually to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Court.
Every year, these meetings provide a forum for discussion between judges from the Court and from various other courts on themes such as The role of consensus in the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, 50 years of the Court viewed by its fellow international Courts or Execution and effects of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: the role of the judiciary.
Seminars & Lectures
Moot Court at the ECHR
For many years now the Court has been endeavouring to familiarise future legal professionals with the Convention system by promoting advocacy competitions consisting of mock legal proceedings based on the Convention. Two competitions are held every year at the Court, namely the René Cassin competition for French-speaking students and the ELSA Moot Court for English-speaking students.