Marialena Tsirli was sworn in as Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights on Monday.
She is the first woman to ever serve in this role in the Court’s history.
The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou congratulated Tsirli on Twitter: “Her unanimous election by the court’s plenary honours Greek women and our country. Another glass ceiling has broken.”
Marialena Tsirli’s five-year term will start on 1 December. She will succeed Roderick Liddell, who has been Registrar of the Court since 1 December 2015.
- Law studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1989
- Master degree in Law, Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg, 1991
- Doctorate in Law, Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg, 1994
- Legal officer, Secretariat of the former European Commission of Human Rights
- Legal officer (1998-2004), Head of Division (2004-2010), Deputy Section Registrar
(2010-2016), Section Registrar (2016-2019), European Court of Human Rights
- Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights since 1 July 2019
- Elected Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights on 7 September 2020
She fluently speaks English, French and Spanish and has participated in many events related to the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the operation of the Court.
Ms. Tsirli is married to Mr. Dimitris Tenezakis, an architect who works for the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Luxembourg.