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PACE elects Pauliine Koskelo judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Finland

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Pauliine Koskelo as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Finland.

Ms Koskelo, 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 January 2016.

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