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Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Closing date:  4 January, 2016 - 13:00

Please do not apply using the green 'Apply' button. Download and use the application form.

The exercise to select a successor to Judge Paul Mahoney, who is retiring in September 2016 has launched.

Expressions of interest and referees

The first thing you have to do is to notify the JAC that you intend to apply by 13:00 (GMT) on 9 December and at the same time provide the names of two referees, who we will subsequently approach. Your referees should know your work well and directly, and be able to comment on your suitability for the post. There is more information on dates, and guidance on referees when in the Information Pack.. Having told us you intend to apply and your referees’ names, you will then have until 13:00 (GMT) on 4 January 2016 to complete your full application. There is a link to the Expression of Interest form under the relevant heading below.

Terms and Conditions

Your will be expected to live in Strasbourg and have either at least a passive knowledge of French, or a commitment to acquire such knowledge in due course, so as to be able to play a full part in the work of the Court. The gross monthly salary for this pensionable role is €16,613.78. Please see the Information Pack for full details

Information Pack

The information pack contains full details of the post including:

  • eligibility
  • language requirements
  • the job description
  • the exercise timetable
  • the application and selection processes
  • full terms and conditions

The information pack can be found here (PDF, 500KB).  Please read all sections carefully.  You will also have to read the Selection Criteria (PDF, 190KB) for the post.

Expression of Interest

Please download the expression of interest form (Word, 198KB) save a copy on your computer, complete the required fields, save and return to by 13:00 (GMT) on 9 December 2015.

Application Form

Please download the application form (Word, 343KB), and save a copy on your computer which you can then complete and return to 13:00 (GMT) on 4 January 2016.  Please ensure you save a copy of your application before submitting it.


If you have any queries, please contact Jacky Fox at the JAC on 0203 334 6139.