New Russian Judge elected to European Court of Human Rights

Source: (info), 03/10/12 

· European Court of Human Rights  · Access to justice

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has supported the nomination of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court Judge Dmitry Dedov as a new Russian judge at the European Court of Human Rights, an official representative of the Court told ITAR –TASS on 2 October. 

The news agency’s source said that Dedov won in the first round. Olga Vedernikova, Supreme Court judge for criminal cases, and Andrei Bushev, a professor of commercial law at St. Petersburg State University, were the other two nominees for the position of Russian judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

Dedov’s candidacy was recommended by the relevant PACE committee, and that determined the outcome of the voting, reported.

The tenure of the current Russian judge, Anatoly Kovler, ends on 1 November.

According to the website of the Supreme Commercial Court, Dmitry Dedov was born on 22 February 1967 in Novograd-Volynsk, in the Zhitomir district of what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic within the USSR. In 1991 he graduated from the law department of Moscow State University and in 1994 finished his postgraduate study at the same university. Until 2005 he taught law at Moscow State University. Subsequently he worked as head of the legislative department of the Supreme Commercial Court and on 28 March 2008 was appointed a judge of the Supreme Commercial Court. Dedov is a doctor of law and is the author of a number of publications on the application of the general principles of law.