“Strasbourg Get-Togethers”: Are the Russian authorities opposed to the European Court of Human Rights?

posted 25 Jul 2011, 03:44 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Sep 2011, 13:44 ]
Vera Vasilieva, 07/07/11 

Source: HRO.org 

· Strasbourg Court  · Judicial defence  · Moscow City and Moscow Region 

The latest of the “Strasbourg Get-Togethers” - roundtable discussions organised monthly by the International Protection Centre - has taken place at the Independent Press Centre in Moscow. One of the principal topics for discussion was the legislative initiative by first deputy chair of the Council of the Federation Aleksandr Torshin which would allow the Constitutional Court of to block implementation of judgments by the European Court of Human Rights. It has also become known that in certain circles there is dissatisfaction not only with the Strasbourg Court but also with the International Protection Centre’s public awareness campaign and with its head, Karinna Moskalenko. 

As is well known, the pretext for the introduction of the bill in question by Aleksandr Torshin into the State Duma was the Markin case. [Read more]