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Official visits

Recent official visits

  • Visit by the Secretary of State of the Holy See

    05/07/2021 
    Visit by the Secretary of State of the Holy See

    On 5 July 2021, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, was received by President Robert Spano. Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Official visit to Slovenia

    30/06/2021 
    Official visit to Slovenia

    From 23 to 24 June 2021, President Robert Spano paid an official visit to Slovenia. On that occasion, he was received by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia. During this visit, President Spano met Rajko Knez, President of the Constitutional Court, and Damijan Florjančič, President of the Supreme Court. President Spano was accompanied by Yonko Grozev, President of Section, judge elected in respect of Bulgaria, Marko Bošnjak, judge elected in respect of Slovenia, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court.

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  • Visit by the Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities of France

    23/06/2021 
    Visit by the Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities of France

    On 23 June 2021, Elisabeth Moreno, Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities of France, visited the Court and was received by Síofra O'Leary, judge elected in respect of Ireland, Mattias Guyomar, judge elected in respect of France, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the ECHR.

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  • Visit by a delegation from the German Federal Constitutional Court

    17/06/2021 
    Visit by a delegation from the German Federal Constitutional Court

    A delegation from the German Federal Constitutional Court, headed by its President, Stefan Harbarth, paid a working visit to the ECHR on 17 June 2021. The visiting judges took part in roundtable discussions with Judges and Registrars of the Court.

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  • Visit by the Section President at the French Council of State

    16/06/2021 
    Visit by the Section President at the French Council of State

    On 15 June 2021, Christophe Chantepy, Section President at the French Council of State, was received by President Robert Spano. Síofra O’Leary, Section President and Judge elected in respect of Ireland, Mattias Guyomar, Judge elected in respect of France, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of France

    23/04/2021 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of France

    On 23 April 2021, Éric Dupond-Moretti, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice of France, was received by President Robert Spano. Mattias Guyomar, Judge elected in respect of France, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the President of the Republic of Moldova

    19/04/2021 
    Visit by the President of the Republic of Moldova

    On 19 April 2021, Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, was received by President Robert Spano. Valeriu Griţco, judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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Official visit by the President of the Republic of Moldova - 19 April 2021

Official visit by the President of Portugal - 26 June 2019

Official visit by H.S.H. the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein - 26 November 2018

Official visits in the member States of the Council of Europe

Official visits to Montenegro and Serbia

04/03/2020

On 28 February 2020, President Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos paid an official visit to Montenegro. On that occasion, he was received by Milo Đukanović, President of Montenegro, and by Zoran Pažin, Deputy Prime Minister. During this visit, President Sicilianos met Vesna Medenica, President of the Supreme Court, and Desanka Lopičić, President of the Constitutional Court. He also participated to a round table on the Rule of Law and the European Court of Human Rights at the Montenegrin Academy of Science. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Ivana Jelić, judge elected in respect of Montenegro.

On 2 March 2020, President paid an official visit to Serbia. On that occasion, he met Dragomir Milojević, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Snežana Marković, President of the Constitutional Court. President Sicilianos was accompanied by Branko Lubarda, judge elected in respect of Serbia.

Official visits followed by a solemn hearing

Official visit by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

18/03/2019

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway paid an official visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 18 March 2019. After paying tribute to the Court’s former President Rolv Ryssdal (Norwegian), he had a meeting with the judges, then addressed an audience of dignitaries from judicial, political and diplomatic circles.

Webcast of the solemn hearing:

English

French

Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Speech by President Guido Raimondi

Official visit by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, paid an official visit to the ECHR on 31 October 2017. He met the judges of the Court and addressed an audience made up primarily of judicial, political and diplomatic representatives.

This was the first time that a French President addressed the Court.

 

Webcast - Official Ceremony

Photo Gallery

Speech by President Guido Raimondi

Speech by President Emmanuel Macron

Visit by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

On 27 March 2014, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made an official visit to the Court.

HRH the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and President Spielmann addressed a 250-audience on the occasion of a Solemn Session in the Court’s Hearing Room.

Webcast of the Solemn Session

Speech by President Spielmann

Speech by HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg (in French only)

 

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