Opening of the judicial year 2024

Solemn hearing - Opening of the Judicial Year 2024

The official opening of the judicial year of the ECHR took place on 26 January 2024. The event included a seminar on the topic Revisiting subsidiarity in the age of shared responsibility, at which many eminent figures from European judicial circles were present. President Síofra O’Leary delivered an introductory speech at the Judicial seminar. 

This was followed by the ceremony to mark the official opening of the judicial year 2024. Síofra O’Leary, President of the Court, and this year’s guest Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, addressed representatives from the highest courts of the 46 member States of the Council of Europe and from local, national and international authorities.

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