Presidency of the Court
President Guido Raimondi
Guido Raimondi was born in Naples (Italy) in 1953.
Former member of the Italian Court of Cassation, he has been a judge at the European Court of Human Rights since 5 May 2010 and become its President on 1st November 2015.
In September 2012 he was elected Section President and then Vice-President of the Court for a three-year term of office starting on 1 November 2012. He has been a member of the judiciary since 1977. In the first part of his career he worked in the lower courts, dealing with civil and criminal cases, until 1986, when he was assigned to the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Servizio del Contenzioso diplomatico). From 1989 to 1997 he was Co-Agent of the Italian Government before the European Court of Human Rights.
Between 1997 and 2003 he served on the Court of Cassation, first in the Advocate General’s office and then as judge. During the same period he occasionally served as ad hoc judge in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In May 2003 he joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) as Deputy Legal Adviser. In February 2008 he became Legal Adviser of that organisation – a post he occupied until he took up his seat in Strasbourg.
He is the author of numerous publications in the field of international law, particularly human rights.
The plenary Court elects its President for a period of 3 years.
The President directs the work and administration of the Court. He represents the Court and, in particular, is responsible for its relations with the authorities of the Council of Europe. The President presides at plenary meetings of the Court, meetings of the Grand Chamber and meetings of the panel of 5 judges.
Visit to Paris16/01/2017
On 13 January 2017, President Guido Raimondi was received by Gérard Larcher, President of the Senate. André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended this meeting....
Official opening of the judicial year at the Court of Cassation (Paris)16/01/2017
On 13 January 2017, President Guido Raimondi attended the ceremony to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Court of Cassation in Paris. Bertrand Louvel, President of the Court of Cassation, presided. President Raimondi was accompanied by André Potocki, Judge elected in respect of France, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar.
Speech by Bertrand Louvel (in French only)...
Visit to the Russian Federation15/12/2016
On 6 and 7 December 2016, President Guido Raimondi paid an official visit to the Russian Federation. On that occasion, he met Vyacheslav Lebedev, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Valery Zorkin, President of the Constitutional Court, and Yuri Chaika, Prosecutor General. President Raimondi delivered a speech at the 9th National Congress of Judges. He was accompanied by Dmitry Dedov, judge elected in respect of the Russian Federation, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar....
Visit by the President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus15/12/2016
On 13 December 2016, Myron Nicolatos, President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus, and Costas Clerides, Attorney General, visited the Court and were received by President Guido Raimondi on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Signature by Cyprus of the European Convention of Human Rights. Georgios Serghides, judge elected in respect of Cyprus, and Roderick Liddell, Registrar, also attended the meeting....
On the occasion of his official visit to Iceland, President Guido Raimondi gave an interview to the Icelandic television. (The interview starts at 11:47 min)
Since 1959, 13 judges served as President of the European Court of Human Rights. The President is elected for a three year term by the plenary Court, composed of 47 national judges.