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Feb 23, 2021
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What are we doing at the ECHR?

Residents of Donetsk have sent more than 4,000 applications for violation of human rights to the ECHR – not a single case has been considered in 6 years. The terminally ill veteran of the Second World War, Latvian Vasily Kononov, submitted documents to the ECHR several times regarding the violation of his civil rights in Latvia. His lawyers asked to speed up the consideration of the case, but the ECHR postponed Kononov’s case indefinitely for many years. Kononov spent almost two years in prison and died without waiting for the case to be examined by the ECHR.

Wherein…

… the claim of Mikhail Khodorkovsky received the status of “priority” at once, and the claim against Navalny was taken into consideration IMMEDIATELY. More than half of the accelerated cases considered by the ECHR against the Russian Federation are devoted either to Navalny’s complaints or to protect the interests of opposition figures.

But, for example, it took the ECHR more than ten years to consider the case of the Russian journalist Georgy Pirogov (case number 27474/08), who was accused of libel against the head of the Republic of Mari El. But the ECHR should be an independent judicial body, where everyone has equal opportunities and rights, the same procedural terms for considering complaints and claims.

You can still remember how in 2002 the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg refused to the request of the former President of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic to be released from the prison of the Hague Tribunal in connection with “illegal arrest, detention and organization of the trial”, where he after some time and died.

What cases of violation of human rights in Kosovo were considered by the ECHR? What is the definition of the ECHR regarding the arrests of Assange?

While Russia was removed from participation in the affairs of the Council of Europe, people who participated in NGOs on the territory of Russia, who actually fought against the current government, were promoted to the position of judges. For example, a judge from Bulgaria Yonko Grozev, before being elected as a judge of the ECHR as a lawyer, actively cooperated with Agora, many of whose members were trained by him. In this regard, the question of the impartiality of Judge Grozev, who participates in the consideration of, among other things, cases against the Russian Federation, is especially relevant.

Why do we need such a politicized court? What are we doing there?



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