Friday 29 January 2010

New Italian Judge at the Court

Tuesday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Mr Guido Raimondi He has been elected for a six-year term of office and will replace Vladimiro Zagrebelsky, who in March will be reaching the age of 70 - the age-limit for ECtHR judges. He has been a judge at the Court since 2001.

According to the Court's press release, Mr Raimondi was born in 1953. A member of the judiciary, he has worked in particular in the Diplomatic Legal Service of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is currently Legal Advisor to the International Labour Office and head of the ILO’s Legal Services. Mr Raimondi has been appointed ad hoc judge of the Court by the Italian Government in a number of cases.