Wednesday 23 June 2010

New German and Maltese Judges Elected

Yesterday the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected two new judges to the Court. With respect to Germany, the new judge will be Angelika Nussberger, currently law professor at the University of Cologne. The new Maltese judge will be Vincent Anthony De Gaetano, currently Chief Justice and President of the Constitutional Court, of the Court of Appeal and of the Court of Criminal Appeal. For the result of the vote relating to the German judge, click here. For the one relating to the Malteese judge click here. For the CVs, click here. The new Maltese judge will take up office within three months allowing the oldest judge on the Court, Giovanni Bonello, to finally retire. The new German judge will start working as of 1 January 2011. Both have been elected for a term of office of nine years.