Lado Chanturia appointed ECHR Judge

Lado Chanturia appointed ECHR Judge

Georgia’s ambassador to Germany Lado Chanturia has been selected as the Georgian judge in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Congratulating Chanturia with his success, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said "with his knowledge, experience and reputation, [Chanturia] has deserved this high status”.

"I believe that Lado Chanturia’s activities will be yet more proof of our western values. I wish him success in this special and responsible work”, cited Kvirikashvili as saying.

Chanturia has been Georgia’s ambassador to Germany since 2014, Chairman of the Supreme Court in 1999-2004 and Justice Minister in 1998-1999.

The ECtHR post for Georgian judge became vacant last year when the nine-year term of Georgia’s representative Nona Tsotsoria expired.