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Lunchtime talk with Judge Robert Spano


On 7 December 2016, Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg gave a lunchtime talk entitled ‘The EFTA Court and Human Rights – More Strasbourg friendly than the CJEU?’.  In his magisterial lecture, Judge Spano underlined the challenging nature of navigating through the multiple levels of human rights norms and emphasized the importance of the Court’s judgments concerning fundamental rights. His talk was followed by an insightful discussion.

Thorgeir Örlygsson elected Chief Justice of Iceland


Professor Thorgeir Örlygsson has been elected President of the Supreme Court of Iceland. The new President of the Hæstiréttur Íslands was educated at the University of Iceland and at Harvard University. Thorgeir Örlygsson became a Professor of law at the University of Iceland in 1987 and became Dean of Law in 1994. Subsequently, he became Permanent Secretary in the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Trade.  
Thorgeir Örlygsson served as a Judge of the Court from 2003 to 2011 before returning to Iceland as a Justice of the Supreme Court. Thorgeir Örlygsson will take up his office as President of the Supreme Court of Iceland from 1st January 2017. The Court congratulates its former member on his election and wishes him very well as he takes up his new office.

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Court Diary

December 2016

January 2017

  1. 30th
    Case E-16/16 - Fosen-Linjen AS v AtB AS

    Deadline for written observations from Governments and relevant institutions (cf. Article 20 of the Statute): Monday, 30 January 2017.

Hearings & Sittings

December 2016