Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou

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Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou is Professor in Human Rights Law & Associate Dean, University of Liverpool.

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Ukraine v Russia (re Crimea): the European Court of Human Rights Goes ‘All-in’

Only the beginning On 25 June 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pronounced the judgment in the first inter-state case brought by Ukraine against Russia. There are three other Ukrainian inter-state applications pending before the ECtHR. The present judgment deals predominantly with the events that took place more than 10…

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Russia and the European human rights system: Doing the right thing … but for the right legal reason?

Less than a month after its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Federation has ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe. On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers decided to expel Russia from the regional organization with immediate effect, although without resolving the many legal consequences of this decision. Perhaps the most important…

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Painful Relations between the Council of Europe and Russia

During the forthcoming October part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), it will vote on amending its rules of procedure. Normally such technical changes do not attract much public interest but this vote certainly will. Due to inappropriate pressure, considered by many as blackmail, the Russian (parliamentary) authorities have suggested that the Assembly’s rules…

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