Official visits

Recent official visits


Visit by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic


On 21 June 2024, Marek Eštok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Marko Bošnjak, President-elect of the Court, Alena Poláčková, Judge elected in respect of the Slovak Republic, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Official visit to Liechtenstein


On 17 June 2024, President Síofra O’Leary paid an official visit to Liechtenstein, accompanied by Carlo Ranzoni, Judge elected in respect of Liechtenstein, and Dorothee von Arnim, Deputy Section Registrar.

During the visit, the delegation took part in bilateral meetings with Daniel Risch, Prime Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein and Minister of General Government Affairs and Finance, Dominique Hasler, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sport, and Graziella Marok-Wachter, Minister of Infrastructure and Justice.

On the same day, the delegation attended a conference at the University of Liechtenstein, in Vaduz, where President O’Leary delivered a keynote speech and took part in a panel discussion with, inter alia, Hilmar Hoch, President of the Constitutional Court of Liechtenstein, on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court.

Visit by the Minister of Justice of Italy


On 12 June 2024, Carlo Nordio, Minister of Justice of Italy, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Raffaele Sabato, Judge elected in respect of Italy, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting. On the side of the official visit, Minister Nordio attended the Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ukraine and the Netherlands v. Russia.

Visit by the Minister of Justice of Poland


On 6 June 2024, Adam Bodnar, Minister of Justice of Poland, accompanied by Maria Ejchart, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, visited the Court and were received by President Síofra O’Leary. Krzysztof Wojtyczek, Judge elected in respect of Poland, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit to the European Central Bank


On 3 June 2024 President Síofra O’Leary visited the European Central Bank (ECB), in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), where she met Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, Frank Elderson and Philip R. Lane, members of the Executive Board of the ECB, and Chiara Zilioli, Director General of Legal Services. On that occasion President O’Leary made a presentation on the recent climate change rulings.

Official visit to the Republic of Moldova


On 21-23 May 2024, President Síofra O’Leary paid an official visit to the Republic of Moldova. During the visit, she participated in the XIXth Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts, in Chișinău, where she was greeted by Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, and delivered an opening speech. She also took part in bilateral meetings with Igor Grosu, President of the Parliament, Domnica Manole, President of the Constitutional Court, and Veronica Mihailov-Moraru, Minister of Justice, and delivered a keynote speech at the National Institute of the Judiciary. President O’Leary was accompanied by Diana Sârcu, Judge elected in respect of the Republic of Moldova, and Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court.

Visit by a delegation of the Supreme Court of Denmark


On 16 May 2024 a delegation from the Supreme Court of Denmark, headed by its President, Jens Peter Christensen, paid a working visit to the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. During the visit the delegation took part in roundtable discussions with judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

Visit by the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, with special responsibility for EU Affairs


On 16 May 2024, Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, with special responsibility for EU Affairs, and Minister of State at the Department of Defence of Ireland, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by a delegation of the Constitutional Court of Latvia


On 18 April 2024 a delegation from the Constitutional Court of Latvia, headed by its President, Aldis Laviņš, paid a working visit to the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. During the visit the delegation took part in roundtable discussions with judges of the Court and members of the Registry.

Visit by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein


On 18 April 2024, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Carlo Ranzoni, Judge elected in respect of Liechtenstein, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Minister of Justice of Latvia


On 17 April 2024, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Minister of Justice of Latvia, visited the Court and was received by President Síofra O’Leary. Mārtiņš Mits, Judge elected in respect of Latvia, and Marialena Tsirli, Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Visit by the Secretary General of the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights of Morocco


On 15 April 2024, Abdelkarim Boujradi, Secretary General of the Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights of Morocco, visited the Court and was received by Vice-President Georges Ravarani. Abel Campos, Deputy Registrar of the Court, also attended the meeting.

Recent official visits


Videos of official visits 


Official visit to Liechtenstein - 17 Juin 2024


Official visit to the Republic of Moldova - 21-23 May 2024


Official visit by the President of Montenegro - 23 January 2024


Official visit by the President of Cyprus - 23 January 2024


Official visit by to Italy - 19-20 October 2023


Official visit by to Spain - 5-7 October 2023


Official visit by the President of Slovenia - 21 June 2023


Official visit by the President of Latvia - 13 February 2023


Official visit by the President of Iceland - 7 December 2022