Mrs. Antonella Mularoni, lawyer, has been reconfirmed today in her capacity as San Marino Judge at the European Court of Human Rights held from 1 November 2001 to 31 October 2007.
The vote took place in the framework of the works of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly among three candidates proposed by the Government, according to article 22 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Mrs. Antonella Mularoni had already served in office for a six-year term, expired on 1 November, after which she continued to carry out her functions as her mandate was prolonged.
The entry into force of Protocol 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights, due to take place in 2006 but delayed because of the failed ratification by the Russian Federation, allowed a prorogation of her mandate at the Court for another three years. Protocol 14 provides that the present renewable six-year single mandate shall be replaced by a single nine-year mandate.
Therefore, as Protocol 14 has not entered into force, the newly elected San Marino Judge shall have to serve for a second six-year mandate.
According to article 21 of said Convention the candidates shall be of high moral character and must either possess the qualifications required for appointment to high judicial office or be jurisconsults of recognized competence.
Secretary of State Stolfi has welcomed this election and underscored the great professional experience and competence of Judge Mularoni and renewed the assurances of his highest esteem and consideration also on behalf of the San Marino Government.
Past and future work performed by Judge Mularoni Stolfi added is an invaluable contribution to enhance the image of our Country at international level.
San Marino, 14 February 2008