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  • Maris Burbergs

Khodorkovskiy in a cage

June 20, 2011

In the case of Khodorkovskiy v. Russia the Court reaffirmed that placing a person in a cage during a trial if the person is not predisposed to violence or there are no serious security threats, is degrading and violates Article 3. The Court noted that the practice of placing a criminal defendant in a sort […]

  • Weichie

Khodorkovskiy v. Russia: European Court of Human Rights Rules “No Proof of Political Trial”

June 16, 2011

A few weeks ago the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in the high profile case of Khodorkovskiy v. Russia. Mr. Khodorkovskiy was, as I assume most readers are aware, until recently one of the richest persons in Russia and the major shareholder in one of Russia‚Äôs formerly largest oil companies (Yukos). He […]