Ukraine is going to elect a judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) through a new competition that will be held in accordance with European rules. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), his press service reports.
"Ukraine is relaunching the competition for the election of a judge to the European Court of Human Rights in accordance with the rules that are applied by European institutions," Zelensky said.
According to him, the Ukrainian state will be represented in the European Court of Human Rights by a highly qualified judge with international experience in the foreseeable future.
The ECHR's composition consists of 47 judges. The number of judges is equal to the number of parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which was signed in Rome on November 4, 1950.
As we reported earlier, back in January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accused Ukraine (the authorities of Viktor Yanukovych's presidency – 112 International.) of numerous human rights violations during the Maidan protests.