International Law in Brief
ECtHR Announces New President: Robert Spano (Iceland)
By: Emma Schoenberger | April 20, 2020 - 1:43pm
On April 20, 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) announced via press release that Robert Spano (Iceland) would be succeeding Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos (Greece) as president of the Court on May 18, 2020. Spano received a combined BA and Masters degree in Law from University of Iceland in 1997 and his Magister Juris from University of Oxford in 2000. Since then, he has served in various roles, including as Vice-Dean and Dean of University of Iceland’s Faculty of Law, Editor of the Law Review of the Lawyers’ Association of Iceland, and member of Iceland’s Judicial Supervisory Board and the European Committee on Crime Problems. He has been a judge of ECtHR since November 2013 and the Court’s vice president since May 2019.