Strasbourg, 25 January 2013 - The judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights opened on 25 January 2013. One hundred and fifty eminent figures from the European judicial scene attend a seminar organised for the occasion.
The seminar takes place in the afternoon, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (France), from 2.15 pm (local time), and will be followed at 6.15 pm by the official opening ceremony, in the course of which Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the Court, and Mr Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, will address a 250-strong audience representing the judicial world and local and national authorities.
The French Government is represented by the Minister of Justice, Ms Christiane Taubira, who delivered a speech during the official opening ceremony. (more...)