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Passau alumnus appointed judge at the European Court of Human Rights

Following a proposal by the United Kingdom, Tim Eicke, QC, an alumnus of Passau’s Faculty of Law, was elected judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the United Kingdom this June by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. He took office in September.

Tim Eicke is one of the United Kingdom’s leading experts in the fields of Constitutional Law, European and International Law as well as International Human Rights Protection. He specialises in cases in which two or more of these fields of law intertwine. Eicke has been a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (London), one of the four English Inns of Court, since 2001. Not least his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2011 serves as proof for his excellent reputation.

Eicke has acquired vast experience as a legal representative in national and international courts, including the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Singapore International Commercial Court. Before his appointment as Queen’s Counsel, Tim Eicke acted in an advisory function for the British Advocate General. Further, he was part of a small group of lawyers advising and representing the UK government in cases of high sensitivity for national security.

Eicke is the editor of European Human Rights Reports and co-author of the influential work Human Rights Damages – Principles and Practice.

A German native speaker, Tim Eicke studied at the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau from 1986 to 1988 before continuing his studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland, a long-standing partner university of Passau’s Faculty of Law.

| 13.10.2016

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