Today we will talk about how this court is arranged and how it works, as well as about what has changed after the adoption of amendments to the Constitution for Russians who, in defending their rights, have reached or will reach this instance.

Supreme authority or legal rudiment? Why is the ECHR needed

President of ISHR-Russia, lawyer and expert in European legal history, Vladimir Novitsky in an interview with Radio Sputnik on the European Coucil of Human Rights (in Russian):

On February 23, 1959, the First Session of the European Court of Human Rights opened in Strasbourg. It was established under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which was developed back in 1950 by the Council of Europe.

The ECHR now has 47 judges, they are elected for nine years and cannot be re-elected. Russia joined the Council of Europe in 1996, and in 1998 ratified the Convention. Since then, the protection of the ECHR has extended to Russian citizens. Today we will talk about how this court is arranged and how it works, as well as about what has changed after the adoption of amendments to the Constitution for Russians who, in defending their rights, have reached or will reach this instance. Sputnik’s questions are answered by lawyer Vladimir Novitsky, president of the Russian section of the International Society for Human Rights.

“There is no special procedure that could force the state to comply with the ECHR decision.” – Vladimir Novitsky

 

 

Source: radiosputnik.ria.ru