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Candidates for ECHR elected

THE JUDICIAL Councilelected three candidates for the open posts in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg on June 14. It was the second vote for the posts, because the original list of candidates, approved several months ago, did not include representatives of both sexes, a condition presented by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Re-elected were Ján Drgonec, a former constitutional judge, and judge Ján Šikuta. The one female on the new ballot is Soňa Smolová, Bratislava Regional Court judge.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe turned down the original Slovak candidate list for the post of ECHR judge in April, the private news agency SITA wrote.

The mandate of the incumbent Slovak representative to the ECHR, Viera Strážnicka, will end on October 31.

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