Today, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) with 106 votes “for”, elected Macedonian prosecutor for organized crime, Jovan Ilievski, as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Apart from Ilievski, other candidates for judges were Judge of the Constitutional Court, Professor Natasha Gaber- Damjanovska who received 86 votes, just as Zvonimir Jankulovski.

Earlier, the Election Committee of Judges before PACE, reviewed them and had discussions with all the candidates from the Republic of Macedonia, after which the other members of PACE, had a narrow vote. While Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska had the advantage, Zvonimir Jankulovski, did not receive a recommendation from the PACE Committee.

 The choice of a judge from Macedonia in the European Court of Human Rights today was one of the points which were discussed at the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.