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NEW BOOK: Anton Burkov, The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007)

This book analyzes the practice of Russia honoring her legal obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR): to secure to everyone within its jurisdiction the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention (Article 1 of the ECHR). The study comes to the conclusion that the impact of the ECHR on the Russian legal system, in terms of its implementation by domestic courts, is unsatisfactory. The jurisprudence of the Supreme Court and Supreme Arbitration Court is an attempt to demonstrate to the Council of Europe that the ECHR is being applied, rather than to implement the ECHR. The rare instances in which domestic courts implemented the ECHR were prompted by applicants’ arguments based on ECHR case-law. The book suggests methods of ensuring a more effective implementation of the ECHR’s provisions within Russian law.

The author is Anton Burkov, LL.M. (University of Essex), Ph.D. candidate in law (University of Cambridge), staff attorney with the Urals Centre for Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection

The foreword is by Professor Françoise Hampson (University of Essex).

For contents, foreword, and more please refer to www.sutyajnik.ru/bal/ibidem

30.01.2007

 

 

 

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