New British Judge Appointed to European Court of Human Rights

Britain’s next judge at the European Court of Human Rights will be Tim Eicke QC, a London barrister and fluent German speaker who has extensive experience arguing before international courts. He was identified as the most qualified candidate and elected by a clear majority of parliamentary representatives at the Council of Europe. Despite speculation that the appointment would become entangled in partisan politics in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, all candidates considered for the position are widely respected within the legal profession, and none is known to have any party affiliation.