Robert Spano becomes president of the European Court of Human Rights
Robert Spano has been elected president of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
Judge Spano, who succeeds Greek judge Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, will take office on 18 May.
A native of Iceland, the 48-year-old judge graduated from the Universities of Iceland and Oxford and has had a dual career on the bench and in academia.
He was appointed to the ECtHR in 2013 and has been vice-president of the court since May 2019.