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Назад Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos

Former President of the ECtHR
Linos-Alexandre  Sicilianos

Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos is President of the European Court of Human Rights. He graduated from the University of Athens, he was awarded a doctorate of law and accreditation to supervise research (habilitation) by Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, in 1990.

Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos has been Professor of Law at the University of Athens and a member, and subsequently, Chairman of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts for the Improvement of Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights. He has also been a member, and subsequently Vice-Chairman, of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). He was a member from 2000, and Vice-Chairman from 2006 to 2011, of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, and has also been a member of the European Union Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights and of the Management Board and the Executive Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

In the field of international law, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos has been a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law since 2010, and an associate member of the Institute of International Law since 2011. He was also a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law from 2010 to 2012.

Having been elected as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights as from 2011, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos served as Section President, then as Vice-President of the Court , and ultimately as the President of the Court.

An associate member of the Academy of Athens since 2017, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos is the author of six monographs, the editor or co-editor of fourteen books and the author of some 100 articles and studies on general international law and international human rights protection, in English, French and Greek. He has been invited to teach at various universities and academies.