Supreme Court Justice Erik Møse Elected ECtHR Judge in Respect of Norway

April 2011 – Strasbourg

Norway Supreme Court Justice Erik Møse has been elected Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway, with a term of office to begin 1 September 2011. Judge Møse is an international human rights expert who has published extensively in the field. He chaired the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights and the Committee which drafted the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture, as well as the Committee which elaborated the draft Act on incorporation of human rights conventions into Norwegian law. A graduate of the University of Oslo who did post-graduate studies in Geneva, Judge Møse is a Fellow at the University of Essex (UK) and lectures at Oslo University. During 1999-2009 he was judge and for three of those years president of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He participated in the drafting of Protocols 6 to 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights and has pleaded cases before the European Court and Commission of Human Rights.