The European Court of Human Rights has opened a vacancy for its highest position below the judges: the registrar. The Court is currently looking for a candidate to succeed to the current registrar. The registrar leads the administrative and judicial support apparatus of the Court consisting of around 650 people, responsible for the processing of individual complaints and for preparing them for adjudication. Here are some of the key tasks to be performed by the Registrar according to the vacancy:
- assists the Court in the performance of its functions and is responsible for the organisation and activities of the Registry;
- provides leadership and direction to staff by maintaining a harmonious and efficient working environment within the Registry so as to ensure that the Registry provides effective assistance to the Court;
- determines the overall staff and budgetary policy; retains an overview and takes decisions on staff and budgetary matters;
- upholds contact with the highest levels of authority in the Council of Europe, notably in relation to matters affecting staff and budget policy;
- develops an effective communications policy, in accordance with the instructions of the Court, notably in relation to the media, the general and specialised public and other international and national courts;
- advises the Court on practice and procedure;
- represents the Registry and, on the instructions of the President, the Court.
The registrar is elected by the plenary of the Court and appointed by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. A registrar is appointed for a renewable term of five years. Please find an organizational chart of the Court itself, including the place of the registrar, here. Those interested in the vacancy should apply before 27 May 2015.