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PACE elects Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Austria

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Gabriele Kucsko-Stadlmayer as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Austria.

Ms Kucsko-Stadlmayer, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 1 November 2015.

Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.