Opening of judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2012 - invited by Sir Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Jasna Omejec, President of the Constitutional Court participated in the solemn hearing of the European Court marking the opening of its judicial year. She has also participated in the accompanying seminar on "How to ensure greater involvement of national courts in the Convention system?". After a speech by Sir Nicolas Bratza, the Court’s President, and an introduction by Françoise Tulkens, Vice-President of the Court and judge elected in respect of Belgium, the seminar continued with presentations by Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff, judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, and Jean-Paul Jacqué, Honorary Director General of the Council of the European Union. At the solemn hearing the participants were addressed by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights.