Ms Justice Síofra O’Leary elected as President of the European Court of Human Rights
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the election of Ms Justice Síofra O’Leary as President of the European Court of Human Rights.
Minister Coveney said:
“I wish to congratulate Judge O’Leary on her election as President of the European Court of Human Rights.
“Judge O’Leary has served with great distinction since her appointment to the Court, and her election as President is a mark of the high regard in which she is held. It is a source of pride that the first female President of the Court should be an Irish judge.
“The Court is central to the protection of human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law in Europe. Never have these ideals and principles been more important.
“In its capacity as President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ireland is committed to supporting the work of the Court and ensuring its continued effectiveness and independence.”