Darian Pavli, an alumnus of CEU's LLM program, was elected as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Albania by the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe on October 2.
Pavli is an alumnus of CEU's LLM program in comparative constitutional law (1998) and NYU's School of Law (LLM, 2001). He is an expert on media freedom, access to information and transparency. After graduation, he was the Southern Balkans researcher for Human Rights Watch and then a senior attorney at the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) for over a decade. At OSJI he worked both on advocacy and litigation for freedom of expression and information, including the 2012 landmark case of "El-Marsi v The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," concerning European collaboration with US "extraordinary rendition.” Since 2015 he has been working on justice sector reform in various capacities.