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Official visits

Recent official visits

  • Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    15/10/2021 
    Meeting with the President of the French Republic

    On 13 October 2021, President Robert Spano was received by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic at the Elysée Palace. Mattias Guyomar, judge elected in respect of France, Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, and Patrick Titiun, Head of the Office of the President, also attended the meeting. During this meeting, they exchanged views on the human rights situation and the rule of law in Europe.

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  • Visit by the Undersecretary of State, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    06/10/2021 
    Visit by the Undersecretary of State, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 6 October 2021, Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Raffaele Sabato, judge elected in respect of Italy and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the President of the Republic of Hungary

    30/09/2021 
    Visit by the President of the Republic of Hungary

    On 30 September 2021, János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Péter Paczolay, judge elected in respect of Hungary, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting. Hungary currently chairs the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

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  • Visit by a delegation from the French Conseil d’État

    27/09/2021 
    Visit by a delegation from the French Conseil d’État

    A delegation from the French Conseil d’État, headed by its Vice-President, Bruno Lasserre, paid a working visit to the European Court of Human Rights on 27 September 2021. The delegation took part in roundtable discussions with Judges of the Court and Registry staff.

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  • Visit by the European Commissioner for Justice

    16/09/2021 
    Visit by the European Commissioner for Justice

    On 16 September 2021, Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Síofra O’Leary, Section President, judge elected in respect of Ireland and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Secretary of State for Justice of Monaco

    14/09/2021 
    Visit by the Secretary of State for Justice of Monaco

    On 14 September 2021, Robert Gelli, Secretary of State for Justice, Director of Judicial Services of Monaco, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Stéphanie Mourou-Vikström, judge elected in respect of Monaco and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • Visit by the Minister of Justice of North Macedonia

    09/09/2021 
    Visit by the Minister of Justice of North Macedonia

    On 9 September 2021, Bojan Marichikj, Minister of Justice of North Macedonia, visited the Court and was received by President Robert Spano. Jovan Ilievski, judge elected in respect of North Macedonia, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

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  • 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 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)

 

All official visits