Election of Russian Judge at the European Court of Human Rights Ruled Lawful

posted 23 Apr 2012, 11:48 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Apr 2012, 11:49 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 18/04/12 

· The Courts 

Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky district court has dismissed the application by Karinna Moskalenko, lawyer of the former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky, to annul the results of the competition for the position of judge at the European Court of Human Rights from Russia, Interfax reports. This ruling therefore finds the procedure for selecting judges at the European Court as conducted by the Ministry of Justice to be lawful. 

In 2011 a competition for the post of Russian judge at the European Court of Human Rihgts was announced. There were fifteen applicants for the position. The Ministry of Justice conducted an initial selection, choosing six of the 15. The candidates were presented to the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev for confirmation, who selected three of the six, two of whom were current judges of the Supreme Court of Arbitration. [Read more]