Last week, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly elected a new judge to the European Court of Human Rights, in respect of Franc: Mattias Guyomar. He was elected by an absolute majority of votes cast in PACE (130 out of 239). Judge Gyomar is currently President of the 10th chamber of the Litigation Section of the French Council of State, where he has worked in various function for more than 25 years. He is also an associate professor of public law at Université Paris 2-Panthéon-Assas. No stranger to Strasbourg, he has been involved in the ECHR Superior Courts Network as a focal point of the Council of State and has also been a rapporteur on ‘The relationship between national courts and the European Court of Human Rights’ at the Conference of the Chiefs Justices of the Supreme Courts of the Council of Europe Member States.
His term of office of nine years will start on 22 June of this year, when the current judge in respect of France, André Potocki, reaches the age of 70.