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Interview with ECHR-judge Robert Spano

Judge Robert R. Spano from The European Court of Human Rights talks about the function of the court and his workdays in Strasbourg. He also has good pieces of advice for today’s law students.

Interview with ECHR-judge Robert Spano

Producer:
Dragefjellet Centre of Learning and Communication

Robert R. Spano from Iceland is one of 47 judges in The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. He has had an impressive career for his young age. After he finished his education in law, he has served as a judge in Reykjanes, a Parlamentary Ombudsman of Iceland, a dean at the Faculty of Law at The University of Iceland – to name only some of his achievements.

Jugde Spano visited Bergen in the autumn of 2017 to participate at the National PhD seminar in Law. In that connection, we interviewed Spano about the function and role of the ECHR. In the interview, he also talks about the importance of a separate court for human rights, and he explains how a typical week in court looks like for him. He also has good pieces of advice for law students who dream about a career in The European Court of Human Rights.