Vincent A. De Gaetano

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Vincent A. De Gaetano (born 17 August 1952 in Sliema) is a Maltese judge, serving since 2010 as judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Malta.[1] Since 3 November 2010 he is Vice-President of Section IV.

Vincent A. De Gaetano
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Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Malta
In office
20 September 2010 – September 2019
Preceded byGiovanni Bonello
Succeeded byLorraine Schembri Orland
Chief Justice of Malta
In office
Prime MinisterEddie Fenech Adami, Lawrence Gonzi
Preceded byNoel Arrigo
Succeeded bySilvio Camilleri
Personal details
Born (1952-08-17) 17 August 1952 (age 68)
Sliema, Malta
Nationality Malta
Alma materUniversity of Malta

De Gaetano succeeded Giovanni Bonello, who, together with two other candidates, had been proposed in 1998 by then Prime Minister Alfred Sant. The election of a Maltese judge for the ECHR had been protracting since 2004, with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe twice rejecting the Maltese Government's all-male lists.[2]

De Gaetano had served from 2002 till 2010 as Chief Justice of Malta.


  1. ^ "Composition of the ECHR - Judges, Sections, Grand Chamber". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  2. ^ Charlot Zahra (June 22, 2010), Vincent De Gaetano elected European Court of Human Rights judge Malta Today.