For the first time in the history of the ECtHR, a woman heads

For the first time in the history of the ECtHR, a woman heads

For the first time in the history of the ECHR, a woman has headed the ECHR

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The European Court of Human Rights has elected Irish judge Shiofra O'Leary as its new head.

According to the press service of the court, she is the first woman to head the court, she taught law at European universities for many years before being appointed Irish judge to the ECtHR in 2015.

Shiofra O'Leary will take office on 1 November this year. She taught law at various European universities for many years before being appointed Irish Judge to the ECtHR in 2015.

O'Leary will replace Icelandic Roberto Spano, who began presiding on May 18, 2020 of the year.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich