Leonid Nikitinsky: Agent Themis – the secret biography of the future head of the Russian Supreme Court [Novaya gazeta]

2 April 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The approval by the Higher Judges' Qualifications Board (HJQB) of Supreme Court deputy chief justice Irina Podnosova's nomination for the position…

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‘Even a Pillar is not Eternal.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on the death of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev

24 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta What the consequences might be of the demise of Russian Supreme Court Chairman V.M. Lebedev Official portrait of V.M. Lebedev. Source:…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Protection of civil rights in a grey area. Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians

15 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 11 June a law came into force…

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Legal Case of the Week: Supreme Court quashes convictions for the 2009 murders of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova

Week-ending 10 December 2021 Anastasia Baburova Stanislav Markelov On 8 December 2021 the Russian Supreme Court quashed the convictions of Nikita Tikhonov and Evgenia Khasis handed down in 2011 for…

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Quote for the Week: ‘Refusal to transfer the case for consideration in the session of the court of cassation’ – Russian Supreme Court rejecting an appeal by human rights activist Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 15 October 2021 Yury Dmitriev On 13 October 2021 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to hear an appeal by human rights activist and historian of the…

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