Is the European Court of Human Rights satisfied with the Russian criminal justice system?

Voskobitova, Maria R. (2007) Is the European Court of Human Rights satisfied with the Russian criminal justice system? EHRAC bulletin (8). pp. 14-15.

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This article considers the extent to which the Russian criminal justice system complies with human rights standards. About a third of the complaints against Russia that are filed at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) relate to violations of rights, both of the accused and the victims in the context of the criminal procedural system. One can identify several categories of the most typical complaints: protracted court proceedings; unjustified and unlawful confinement in custody; the use of torture during the preliminary investigation; conditions of incarceration for prisoners; and violations of the rights of victims during initial confinement. All these matters have already been considered many times at the Court, but it is quite some time since the Court addressed violations in the Russian criminal process in respect of the requirements of ‘justice’ under Art. 6 of the Convention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; Article 6; European Convention on Human Rights; ECHR; European Court of Human Rights; ECtHR; Russian criminal justice system; human rights violations
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 14:34
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 14:34


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