Published: 1 Jun 2004

Interights report on appointing European Court judges


In May 2003, and eminent group of jurists, brought together by Interights, analysed the procedure for the appointment of judges to the ECtHR. In their report, they noted the risk that the authority of the Court could be undermined by the potential politicization of the appointment procedure currently adopted.

This article provides an overview of the findings of the report, and the recommendations made to deal with the shortcomings identified, including making the nomination procedure open to international oversight. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.