PACE Elects Armen Harutyunyan To European Court

Armen Harutyunyan
Armen Harutyunyan

Former human rights defender Armen Harutyunyan

YEREVAN—The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Armen Harutyunyan to the European Court of Human Rights as Armenia’s representative judge on Tuesday.

Harutyunyan, who had previously been nominated by a PACE committee for the position, received an absolute majority of votes, and will serve as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a nine-year term. His term will begin in no later than three months.

Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each state that has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.


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