Moldova's Valeriu Gritco was elected judge at ECHR
The Moldovan lawyer Valeriu Gritco gained 133 votes, instead of 95 votes needed to be elected as judge of the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR). The decision was taken by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
The national commission for electing candidates for a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights has selected three Moldovan candidates for the post – Vladimir Grosu, Valeriu Gritco, and Mihai Buruiana. They were selected after a competition involving nine candidates.
The ECHR Judge’s post became vacant this year when its holder Mihai Poalelungi from Moldova has been elected as Chairman of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. ECHR judges are elected for a period of eight years.