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Russian Roulette? Selection of the Judicial Candidates to the European Court from Russia

December 07, 2020

By Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Gennady Esakov On 23 November 2020, the Russian Ministry of Justice announced the long list of candidates for the position of the judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) elected on behalf of Russia. The new Russian judge will replace judge Dmitry Dedov whose term will expire on the […]

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A Bumpy Road to Strasbourg: Ups and Downs of the Ukrainian National Selection Process

July 25, 2019

By Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) I have already written two blog posts on the issue of election of judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Ukraine here and here. To sum up, the election of the new Ukrainian judge meant to take place in December 2018, but the Ukrainian authorities have […]

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Election of the ECtHR Judge in Ukraine: from bad to worse

April 29, 2019

By Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) As I have predicted in my previous blog post on this issue, the campaign for election of a judge in Ukraine has already proved to be a good case study illustrating the challenges that the Council of Europe institutions have to confront. These challenges now mainly result from poor […]

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Election of Judges of the European Court of Human Rights: Ukraine, the Beginning

April 09, 2019

By Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) Election of judges is crucially important for the legitimacy, reputation and authoritativeness of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The Court needs leading academics and practitioners not only to come up with well-drafted and reasoned judgments but also to ensure that these judgments are then embedded into the […]