Luzius Wildhaber

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Luzius Wildhaber (right) shaking the hand of Vladimir Putin

Luzius Wildhaber (born January 18, 1937 in Basel) is a Swiss judge. He was the first President of the European Court of Human Rights in its new format after the ratification of Protocol 11, which opened up direct access for citizens from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Wildhaber was elected on 24 July 1998, and served from 1 November 1998 to 18 January 2007.

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