This week there was one ruling of the ECtHR with regard to Russia, finding violations of Articles 6 and 10.

This week there was one ruling of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia finding violations of Article 6 (fair trial) and Article 10 (freedom of expression).

OLGA KUDRINA v. RUSSIA, 6 April 2021

Art 6 § 1 (criminal) and Art 6 § 3 (d) • Fair hearing • Refusal to summon to trial witnesses requested by defence, despite the relevance of their testimony, undermined overall fairness of the proceedings

Art 10 • Freedom of expression • Sentence imposed on the applicant exceptionally severe and disproportionate to legitimate aim of protecting public order • Interference not necessary in a democratic society

The Court found a violation of Article 6 §§ 1 and 3 (d) of the Convention; and a violation of Article 10 of the Convention; the respondent State is to pay the applicant, within three months from the date on which the judgment becomes final in accordance with Article 44 § 2 of the Convention, EUR 9,800, plus any tax that may be chargeable, in respect of non-pecuniary damage, to be converted into the currency of the respondent State at the rate applicable at the date of settlement.

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