Congratulations to my friend Professor Ana Martins who was elected Judge on the European Court of Human Rights for Portugal – the Swiss foreign minister no longer wants academics on the Court !

New Judge Elected in Respect of Portugal

Last week, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) elected Ana Maria Guerra Martins as the new judge in respect of Portugal. By a large majority of the votes cast she was elected for a nine year term. Currently she is an associate professor specialising in human rights at the Law School of Lisbon University and a member of the European Commission’s European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination. Between 2007 and 2016 she also served as a judge on the Constitutional Court of Portugal.  The new judge will succeed Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque on 1 April 2020, the judge well-known for his many separate, dissenting and concurring opinions that have been a feast for external Strasbourg watchers and case-law analysts.

http://echrblog.blogspot.com/2019/10/new-judge-elected-in-respect-of-portugal.html

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