The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Mārtiņš Mits as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Latvia.
Mr. Mits, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years which shall commence no later than three months after his election. Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.
Mārtiņš Mits is Prorector of Riga Graduate School of Law since 2008 and Associated Professor of RGSL since 2013.
George Ulrich, Rector of RGSL: "This is a marvellous and very impressive achievement. I am sure Mārtiņš will rise to the challenge in the best possible manner. It goes without saying that we will miss him tremendously in the everyday running of RGSL, but I am reassured, on the other hand, that Mārtiņš will stay on board as a faculty member and look forward to our future cooperation in his new capacity."