Mr Javier BORREGO is a former judge at the ECHR and Research Fellow at the ECLJ.
Born in 1949 in Seville, Spain.
State lawyer in 1976.
Chief state attorney of the Legal Department of Human Rights, 1990-2003
Government Agent at the European Court of Human Rights, 1990-2003
Member of the Board of the Human Rights Council of Europe, 1990-2003
Judge at the European Court of Human Rights for Spain, 2003-2008.
His collaboration with the ECLJ was suspended during his mandate at the Spanish Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo, 2018-2020).
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