Case Updates

Council of Europe Must Demand Russia to Explain Failure to Implement European Court Judgment

Lawyers for the Applicants call on the Committee of Ministers to ask Russia to explain its complete failure to implement the European Court’s judgment Lawyers for the Applicants have lodged an urgent submission at the Committee of Ministers at the …

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Yukos Achieves Historic ECtHR Award

The following statement was published on The Yukos Library: €1.9 billion ($2.5 billion) is the largest award ever made by ECtHR by a factor of twenty-one times. Today the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg announced its largest …

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ECHR Issues Ruling on Courtroom Cages

The European Court for Human Rights has upheld the decision against Russia’s use of metal bar cages during the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, according to a report published by RAPSI. In 2008, two Russian convicts filed an …

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Amnesty International Welcomes Prospect of Platon Lebedev’s Release

Following the decision to release Amnesty Prisoner of Conscience Platon Lebedev, Amnesty International issued the following statement: Russia: Platon Lebedev release welcome but falls short of justice As the start of the Sochi Olympics approaches, the Russian authorities have decided …

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky On Supreme Court Decision: “I got the message”

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has commented on the decision of the Supreme Court, which released Platon Lebedev but did not drop the absurd 17.5 billion rouble tax claim against the two men. Khodorkovsky told The New Times magazine: “Of course, I was …

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