IHR's Judicial Visitor Dean Spielmann elected Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights
6 July 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has elected a new Vice-President – Dean
Spielmann (Luxembourg). Dean Spielmann is a Judicial Visitor for the Institute for Human Rights and has participated in a number of events with the Institute.
Dean Spielmann been elected for a three-year term and will take up his respective duties on 13 September 2012.
The Court is composed of one judge in respect of each of the 47 States to have ratified the European Convention on Human Rights. Judges work in five Sections from which Chambers of seven judges are constituted. The Court also sits as a Grand Chamber of 17 judges. The Court has two Vice-Presidents both of whom also preside over Sections, the other three Sections each having a Section President.