New visitor at iCourts – Judge Robert Spano – University of Copenhagen

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21 October 2015

New visitor at iCourts – Judge Robert Spano

Robert R. Spano biography

  • Born on 27 August 1972, in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Cand. jur. degree in Law (combined BA and Masters Degrees), Faculty of Law, University of Iceland 1997 Mag. jur. degree in European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (University College) 2000, Clifford Chance Prize (proxime accessit), Civil Procedure Prize
  • Deputy District Court Judge, 1997-1998
  • Legal Adviser to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, 1998-2001
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2000-2002
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2002-2004
  • District Court Judge, 2004
  • Deputy to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, 2001-2004
  • Member of the Board, Human Rights Institute, University of Iceland, 2005-2013
  • Chairman of the Standing Committee of Experts on Criminal Law, Ministry of Justice, 2003-2008 and 2011-2013
  • Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, (tenure) 2004-2006
  • Editor of the Law Review, Lawyers' Association of Iceland, 2005-2013
  • Professor of Public Law, Criminal Procedure and Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, (tenure) 2006
  • Chairman of a Commission of Experts appointed by the Prime Minister of Iceland to investigate human rights abuses from 1947-1992 in child care institutions run by the state and municipal governments, 2007-2012
  • Chairman of a Commission of Experts elected by the Assembly of the National Church of Iceland to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by the former Bishop of Iceland, 2010-2011
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2007-2010
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2010-2013
  • Member of the Judicial Supervisory Board, 2011-2013
  • Independent Expert to the Lanzarote Committee of the Council of Europe, 2012
  • Icelandic Member of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDCP), 2012-2013
  • Ad hoc Judge, EFTA Court, 2012-2013
  • Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland (provisional appointment and ad hoc), 2009-2013
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 1 November 2013.