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New Cypriot judge to ECHR elected
2007-10-03 08:54:52

Strasbourg, Oct 2 - Judge George Nicolaou, a Cyprus Supreme Court judge, was elected Tuesday by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as Cyprus' new judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Mr. Nicolaou out of three candidates submitted by the Government of Cyprus.

Mr. Nicolaou, who secured 131 votes, succeeds Loukis Loukaides whose term expires in February 2008, for a seven-year term.

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