Human Rights Review

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 131–133 | Cite as

Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: The Strasbourg Effect by Lauri Mälksoo and Wolfgang Benedek, eds.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
  • Elena A. Khabarova
  • Galina A. NelaevaEmail author
Book Review

Russia’s relations with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have in the recent years received much scholarly and media attention, not only because of the approaching twentieth anniversary of Russia’s acceptance of the ECtHR jurisdiction, but also because of the current crises relating to the Russian Constitutional Court’s decision that entitled the Constitutional Court to review the ECtHR judgments on the question of their compatibility with the Russian Constitution (“14 July 2015 CC judgment”) and the subsequent decisions on non-compliance.

Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: The Strasbourg Effect,edited by Lauri Mälksoo and Wolfgang Benedek, is an example of timely and thorough research that combines a variety of viewpoints from both Russian and Western legal communities. With its main focus on the contemporary events in Russia-ECtHR relations, the book is indeed an opportune undertaking given the growing skepticism towards the ECtHR among Russian elites and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Institute of State and LawTyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia
  2. 2.Department of Modern History and World Politics, Institute of Social Sciences and HumanitiesTyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia

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