Wednesday 3 May 2023

New Romanian Judge Elected

Last week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Sebastian Răduleţu as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Romania. He will succeed judge Iulia Antoanella Motoc.

In a tight race, Mr Răduleţu obtained a majority of votes cast and was elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years. In Romania, he is currently a practising lawyer as well as a 
professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Craiova. He is closely familiar with procedures before the European Court, both having worked within its registry in the past, as well as having  represented several applicants before the Court in cases against Romania, and having taught on the ECHR. He also has particular expertise in domestic, European and international criminal law. His experience and expertise, as a practising lawyer, thus complement the current composition of the Court. Good luck to the newly elected judge!