Title

The European Court of Human Rights, Assessment and Outlook

Date: 17 November 2011
Speaker: Jean-Paul Costa

Abstract

The European Court of Human Rights, Assessment and Outlook The European Court of Human Rights started its activity in 1959, when there were 13 States party to the Convention. It is now the most important Court in the world in the field of human rights. Its jurisdiction covers 47 States, practically the whole Europe. It is competent for some 800 millions individual applicants.

Speaker Bio

Born on 3 November 1941 in Tunis
Diploma of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris, 1961
Master of Law, Faculty of Law, Paris, 1962
Diploma of Superior Studies (post-graduate), Public Law, 1964
Student at the National School of Administration, 1964-1966
Appointed as Auditeur at the Conseil d’Etat, 1966
Rapporteur at the judicial section of the Council of State, 1966-1971, 1977-1980, 1987-1989
Lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (1968-1973) and at the National School of Administration of Paris (1978-1979);
Professor at the International Institute of Public Administration, 1985-1989
Chairman of the Complaints Committee of the Cultural and Technical Co-operation Agency, 1979-1980
Directeur du cabinet (political secretary) of the Ministry of Education (Alain Savary), 1981-1984
Assessor of sub-section (chamber), judicial section of the Council of State, 1989-1993
Chairman of sub-section (chamber), judicial section of the Council of State, 1993-1998
Chairman of the group "Human rights and the role of public agencies" of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences in Brussels, 1993-1996
Chairman of the commission for access to administrative documentation (CADA), 1995-1998
Chairman of the commission for amiable settlement of disputes concerning public contracts, 1996-1998
Associate Professor, Universities of Orleans and Paris I, 1989-1998
Judge elected in respect of France at the European Court of Human Rights, since 1 November 1998
President of Section 2000-2007 and Vice-President of the Court 2001-2007
Elected Honorary Bencher by the Masters of the Bench of the Inner Temple, 2002
President of the Court since 19 January 2007 (retired on 3 November 2011)

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