Russia and the European Human Rights System
CREECA Fall Lecture Series
Thursday, September 19, 2019
206 Ingraham Hall
Russia eagerly ratified the European Convention on Human Rights in 1998. Now, the Chairman of its Constitutional Court expresses resentment at the subordination he claims it works on Russian sovereignty. Although other ratifying parties have been delinquent in meeting their legal obligations under it, only Russia has taken defiant steps. This raises both theoretical and practical questions about the future of this extraordinarily successful human rights system, and Russia’s future in it.