Turkey welcomes Turkish scholar's election to ECHR

Turkey welcomes Turkish scholar's election to ECHR

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey welcomes Turkish scholars election to ECHR

Ankara welcomed Turkish scholar Saadet Yüksel's election as judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

"The election process of the Turkish judge to the European Court of Human Rights is completed with the voting at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on 9 April 2019," according to a statement by Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 9.

Following the voting at PACE that is composed of parliamentarians of 47 Council of Europe member states, Associate Professor Saadet Yüksel was elected as the new Turkish judge to the ECHR, the ministry said.

"Our Government has conducted a meticulous process in order to identify qualified candidates to be submitted for election to the Court. As a result of this process, we are pleased that our new judge who will hold office for 9 years at the ECHR is elected."

ECHR, European Court of Human Rights, Turkey