ECtHR: Election of New Leadership
On 20 April 2020, Robert Spano, who has been Judge in respect of Iceland since November 2013 and the Vice-President of the ECtHR since 2019, has been elected the new President of the Court. Judge Spano studied law in Iceland and the United Kingdom and has worked in a range of judicial, academic and expert positions at both the national and international level.
On 24 April 2020, the Court elected Judge Ksenija Turković (Croatia) as the new Vice-President and Judge Yonko Grozev (Bulgaria) as new Section President for one of the five ECtHR sections. They took office on 18 May 2020.
Ksenija Turković has been Judge at the ECtHR in respect of Croatia since January 2013 and President of Section since May 2019. She was previously President of the Expert Committee responsible for drafting a new Croatian Criminal Code as well as Vice-President of the CoE Group of Specialists on Child-friendly Justice (CJ-S-CH).
Yonko Grozev has been a Judge at the ECtHR in respect of Bulgaria since April 2015 and Vice-President of Section between 2018 and 2019.