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25/06/2010 - Chief Justice elected to ECHR

On Tuesday 22 June 2010 Chief Justice Vincent De Gaetano was elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (click here for election results). Chief Justice De Gaetano will be replacing Dr Giovanni Bonello as the Maltese judge on that Court. The Chief Justice, who is expected to resign as head of the judiciary in the coming weeks, is expected to commence his nine year term of office on ECHR by mid-September. On the same day that Chief Justice De Gaeatano was elected, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe also elected the German judge to sit on the ECHR (click here for the election results of the German judge).

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