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19.04.2017 On April 14-15, 2017, the seminar for practicing lawyers on How to Defend the Rights in Strasbourg? From a Formulation of Violations up to a Filling an Application Form was held in Nizhny Novgorod

The event was organized by the Institute for Law and Public Policy in partnership with the Nizhny Novgorod Human Rights Union within the framework of the project Enhancing Civic Engagement in Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Russia.

The seminar was attended by 30 specialists: 23 lawyers, 5 lawyers and human rights defenders and a staffer of the regional human-rights ombudsman office.

As practice shows, many complaints to the European Court of Human Rights not corresponding to formal requirements never reach the stage of making a decision on the merits.

In the course of the seminar, Kirill Koroteev, legal director of the Memorial Human Rights Center, responsible for conducting the cases at the ECHR, and Dmitry Bartenev, lawyer and lecturer of the St. Petersburg State University, touched upon such issues on applying to the European Court of Human Rights as the system of rights protection under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the various aspects of a complaint to the ECHR, the procedure of conducting proceedings at the Court.

Also during the seminar some practical exercises were conducted to determine the admissibility of appeals to the ECtHR on the example of concrete cases and the analysis of the approaches of the European Court to the interpretation of the right to an effective remedy.


As part of the seminar the participants received the answers to the following questions:

• What are the criteria for admissibility and the specifics of their application at the European Court (how to file an appeal to be considered by the Court on the merits)?

• How to argue the appeal (to formulate what violation has occurred, to develop the applicant's position to choose its legal basis, to formulate a requirement before the European Court)?

• What are the typical mistakes of the applicants that the Registry of the Court face, and how to prevent them?

• What are the specifics of handling a case in the European Court?

Find the information about upcoming seminars on the website of the Institute and its official page on Facebook



The seminar is conducted with support from the European Union

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