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New President of the ECHR



Robert Spano, judge elected in respect of Iceland, took office as President of the ECHR on 18 May 2020.


He succeeds Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, judge elected in respect of Greece.


Composition of the Court

Presidency of the Court


  • Communication of a case concerning Poland


    The ECHR decided to communicate to the Government of Poland the application in the case of Żurek v. Poland.

    The case concerns the premature termination of a judge’s mandate as a member of the National Council of the Judiciary, his dismissal as spokesperson for that organ, and the alleged campaign to silence him.

    Press release



Other information

  • Facts and Figures by State

    Facts and Figures by State

    To mark the Greek Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Court has produced a new publication: The ECHR and Greece in Facts and Figures. It is part of a series which provides a global overview of the Court’s work and the extent to which its judgments have an impact in each member State.

    ECHR and Greece

    Facts and Figures by State