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Anjum Shabbir
8th September 2021
Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Newly appointed Advocates-General and Judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Two new Advocates-General – Anthony Collins (Ireland) and Laila Medina (Latvia) – and one Judge – Mr Pēteris Zilgalvis (Latvia) – have been appointed to the Court of Justice of the European Union, by the representatives of the Governments of the Member States.

The office of the Irish Advocate General at the Court of Justice became vacant when Advocate General Hogan resigned his position to take up a seat as judge at the Irish Supreme Court. Mr Collins, who has been a Judge at the General Court since 2013, was nominated as a replacement candidate by the Irish Government at the end of May 2021, and will take up his mandate from 7 October 2021. It will expire on 6 October 2024.

Ms Medina will also take up her mandate as Advocate General at the Court of Justice from 7 October 2021, and will be serving at the Court until 31 August 2025.

Judge Zilgalvis’s mandate at the General Court will run until 31 August 2025.

The representatives made the appointments after receiving the positive opinions of the advisory panel on judicial appointments composed of seven persons chosen from among former members of the Court of Justice and the General Court, members of national supreme courts and lawyers of recognised competence (the Article 255 TFEU panel), on the candidates’ suitability to perform their duties.

Read the press release of the Council of the EU, in which the appointments have been announced today, here.


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