Guido Raimondi

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Guido Raimondi
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President of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Italy
In office
1 November 2015 – 5 May 2019
Preceded byDean Spielmann
Succeeded byLinos-Alexandre Sicilianos
Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Italy
Assumed office
5 May 2010
Personal details
Born (1953-10-22) 22 October 1953 (age 65)
Naples, Italy

Guido Raimondi (born 22 October 1953) is an Italian judge born in Naples and currently the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Raimondi was nominated to the court by Italy and began his 9-year term as ECHR judge on 5 May 2010. He has been the President of ECHR since 1 November 2015.[1]

Early career[edit]

Between 1997 and 2003 Raimondi served on the Supreme Court of Cassation, first in the Advocate General’s office and then as judge. During the same period he occasionally served as ad hoc judge in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In May 2003 he joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) as Deputy Legal Adviser in Geneva. In February 2008 he became Legal Adviser of that organization.[2]

European Court of Human Rights[edit]

Raimondi has been a judge at the European Court of Human Rights since 2010. In September 2012 he was elected Section President and then Vice-President of the Court for a three-year term of office starting on 1 November 2012.

In January 2016, in the wake of the European migrant crisis, Raimondi announced that the court had put in place an “action plan” to cope with a forecast surge in legal cases from migrants seeking to avoid being sent to other European countries.[3]