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  • Theresa Lanzl and Harriet Ní Chinnéide

Kirkorov v Lithuania: Reflections on the Blurred Lines between Manifestly Ill-founded decisions and No Violation judgments

June 28, 2024

By Theresa Lanzl and Harriet Ní Chinnéide On the 18th of April, the ECtHR rejected a complaint from Russian musician, Philip Kirkorov, concerning the Lithuanian authorities’ decision to ban him from entering the country. After engaging in a full proportionality assessment, the Court found that his complaint was manifestly ill-founded and proportionate to the legitimate […]