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Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

Progress report | Doc. 14968 Add. 2 | 25 September 2019

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 20 September 2019 with Mr Olivier Becht (France, ALDE) (1st Vice-Chairperson), in the Chair.

2 Introduction

The Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights assessed the list of the candidates to the Court in respect of Portugal.Note

3 Conclusion of the Committee on the list of candidates submitted by Portugal

The Committee interviewed all the candidates on 20 September 2019.

The Committee recommends to the Assembly, by a narrow majority, Ms Ana Maria Guerra Martins as the most qualified candidate, over Mr José Luís Lopes da Mota.

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

  • Ms Ana Maria GUERRA MARTINS
  • Mr José Luís LOPES DA MOTA
  • Mr José António MOURAZ LOPES

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

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

  • Ms Alina Ştefania GORGHIU, Romania
  • Ms Biljana PANTIĆ PILJA, Serbia
  • Mr Andrej ŠIRCELJ, Slovenia
  • Mr Sergiy VLASENKO, Ukraine

Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group (SOC)

  • Ms Petra BAYR, Austria
  • Ms Eka BESELIA, Georgia
  • Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia
  • Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU, 2nd Vice-Chairperson, Cyprus

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

  • Mr Olivier BECHT, 1st Vice-Chairperson, France
  • Mr Edmon MARUKYAN, Armenia

European Conservatives Group (EC)

  • Sir Christopher CHOPE, United Kingdom

Group of the Unified European Left (UEL)

  • Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands

Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly

  • Mr Wojciech SAWICKI, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly
  • Mr Günter SCHIRMER, Head of the Secretariat

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