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Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

Progress report | Doc. 13872 Addendum II | 21 September 2015

Author(s):
Bureau of the Assembly

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

The committee held a meeting in Paris on 17 September 2015 with Mr Klaas de Vries (Netherlands, Socialist Group) in the Chair.

2 Introduction

In accordance with previous practice and as specified in Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2002 (2014) ,Note the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights assessed the qualifications of the candidates to the Court in respect of the Slovak Republic.Note The committee interviewed all the candidates on 17 September 2015. A list of members of the committee who participated in the meeting can be found in Appendix 2.

3 Conclusions of the committee on the lists of candidates submitted by the Slovak Republic, Contracting State to the European Convention on Human Rights

The committee recommends, by a clear majority, the candidature of Ms Alena Poláčková as the most qualified candidate.

Appendix 1 – List of candidates submitted by the Government of the Slovak RepublicNote

  • Ms Zuzana DLUGOŠOVÁ
  • Mr Ladislav DUDITŠ
  • Ms Alena POLÁČKOVÁ

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

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

  • Mr Hans FRANKEN, Netherlands
  • Mr Vladyslav GOLUB, Ukraine
  • Mr Sergiy VLASENKO, Ukraine

Socialist Group (SOC):

  • Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia
  • Mr Daniel FLOREA, Romania
  • Lord John TOMLINSON, United Kingdom
  • Mr Klaas de VRIES, Netherlands, Chairperson
  • Ms Nataša VUČKOVIĆ, Serbia, 3rd Vice-Chairperson

European Conservatives Group (EC):

  • Mr Robert NEILL, United Kingdom

Group of the United European Left (UEL):

  • Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands

Ex Officio:

  • Mr James CLAPPISON, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

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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