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Government approves three candidates for ECHR judge post

The Slovak government on Wednesday, February 6, approved applications by Marica Pirošíková, Ján Drgonec and Marek Tomašovič for the vacant post of judge at the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR), the TASR newswire reported. Their candidacies will now be subject to a vote by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The proposal on the three bids was submitted by Slovakia’s Judicial Council.

The Slovak government on Wednesday, February 6, approved applications by Marica Pirošíková, Ján Drgonec and Marek Tomašovič for the vacant post of judge at the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR), the TASR newswire reported. Their candidacies will now be subject to a vote by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The proposal on the three bids was submitted by Slovakia’s Judicial Council.

Pirošíková, who currently acts as Slovakia's representative at the ECHR, received 15 votes from Judicial Council members, while Drgonec came second with 11. In a second vote, which was held after none of the remaining candidates received an absolute majority, Tomašovič received 13 votes. A total of seven applicants entered the process.

Pirošíková previously said that if elected she will give up her post as Slovakia's representative at the ECHR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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