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Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

Progress report | Doc. 13374 Addendum II | 18 December 2013

Author(s):
Bureau of the Assembly

1 Report of the Sub-Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

The Sub-Committee held a meeting in Paris on 11 December 2013, with Mr Klaas de VRIES, Netherlands, Socialist Group, in the Chair.

2 Introduction

In accordance with previous practice and with the decisions the Assembly adopted in its Resolution 1200 (1999) as modified by Resolution 1646 (2009),NoteNote the Sub-Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights held interviews with candidates to the Court in respect of Denmark.Note A list of members of the Sub-Committee who participated in the meeting can be found in Appendix II.

3 Conclusion of the Sub-Committee on the list of candidates submitted by Denmark, Contracting State to the European Convention on Human Rights

The Sub-Committee recommends, by a clear majority, the candidature of Mr Jon Fridrik KJØLBRO over that of Ms Nina HOLST-CHRISTENSEN as the most qualified candidate.

Appendix 1 – List of candidates submitted by the Government of DenmarkNote

  • Mr Karsten HAGEL-SØRENSEN
  • Ms Nina HOLST-CHRISTENSEN
  • Mr Jon Fridrik KJØLBRO

Appendix 2 – Members of the Sub-Committee who participated in the meeting

Group of the European People’s Party (EPP/CD):

Mr Agustín CONDE, Spain

Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova

Ms Inese LĪBIŅA-EGNERE, Latvia

Socialist Group (SOC):

Mr Klaas de VRIES, Chairperson, Netherlands

Lord John TOMLINSON, Vice-Chairperson, United Kingdom

Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia

Mr Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain

Ex-officio:

Mr Christopher CHOPE, United Kingdom, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

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Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly:

Mr Wojciech Sawicki, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

Mr Andrew Drzemczewski, Head of the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department

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