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Rapporteur responds to criticisms of the European Court of Human Rights in France

Pierre-Yves Le Borgn (France, SOC), the newly-appointed PACE rapporteur on implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, has responded to recent criticisms of the Court made by French former European Affairs Minister Pierre Lellouche.

In an article for the Huffington Post website, Mr Le Borgn – who also sits on the PACE committee which deals with electing the judges of the Court – wrote: “Far from hindering the fight against terrorism, the Court protects the democratic values espoused by Europeans, those very values which are the main target of those who wish to undermine our freedoms.”