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.
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.