Dean Spielmann

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Dean Spielmann
Dean Spielmann Senate of Poland 01.JPG
President of the
European Court of Human Rights
In office
1 November 2012 – 31 October 2015
Preceded by Nicolas Bratza
Succeeded by Guido Raimondi
Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Luxembourg
Assumed office
24 June 2004
Preceded by Marc Fischbach
Personal details
Born (1962-10-26) 26 October 1962 (age 53)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nationality Luxembourgish
Residence Strasbourg
Alma mater Catholic University of Louvain
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Profession Lawyer

Dean Spielmann (born 26 October 1962) is a Luxembourgish lawyer and a former President of the European Court of Human Rights.[1] He has been a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Luxembourg since 2004, President of the Fifth Section of the Court since 2011 and was elected Vice-President and then, shortly afterwards, President in 2012. He is also a member of the Grand Ducal Institute of Luxembourg and has held academic posts at the universities of Luxembourg, Nancy and Louvain.

Early life[edit]

Spielmann was born in Luxembourg and studied Law at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium (Bachelor's degree, 1988) and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in the United Kingdom (Master of Laws, 1990).[2][3]

Legal career[edit]

Spielmann was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 1989, practising there until 2004. From 1991 to 1997, he was Assistant Lecturer in Criminal Law at the Catholic University of Louvain. He also taught at the University of Luxembourg from 1996 to 2004 and the University of Nancy from 1997 to 2008.[2] He has been the Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Luxembourg since 24 June 2004, and President of the Fifth Section of the Court since 1 February 2011. He will serve as Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights for an initial term of three years from 13 September 2012. He was President of the Court between 2012 and 2015. He was appointed Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union (General Court) as of 13 April 2016.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean Spielmann, judge in respect of Luxembourg, today elected President of the European Court of Human Rights
  2. ^ a b "Judges of the Court". European Court of Human Rights. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Spielmann Vice-President of ECHR". Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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