Dean Spielmann is Luxembourg’s candidate for the position of Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. This is what the government announced today. Partial replacement of judges and public defenders in the Court of Justice takes place every three years. In this context, Luxembourg is also sending a candidate for the position of Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. Spielmann had applied for the position by Luxembourg and was recommended to the government by a committee after hearings in October and was retained.
Dean Spielman becomes President of the Chamber of the European Court of Justice
Legal researcher Spielmann has many years of knowledge of EU law. In 2004, he was appointed judge of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and in September 2012 he became Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights, and in November President of the European Court of Human Rights. His term there ended at the end of October 2021.
In the spring of 2016, he became a judge at the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg. From 2000 to 2004, Spielmann was a member of the Advisory Committee on Human Rights of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and from 2002 to 2004 a member of the European Union Network of Independent Human Rights Experts.
Spielman studied at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge (United Kingdom). In 1989 he became a member of the Luxembourg Bar Association. He practiced law in various fields, including administrative law, civil and criminal law, and human rights. He has served, among other things, as legal advisor in a number of cases before the Commission and the Strasbourg Human Rights Court.
Dean Spielman is the author of numerous legal publications, including Criminal Law and Human Rights.
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