Published: 1 Jun 2007 | By Pavlo Pushkar

Application and implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in Ukraine: recent developments


The ECHR entered into force in Ukraine in September 1997, with 6,800 applications pending against the state as of 1 January 2007. This may be attributed to three ‘blind spots’ within the Ukrainian legal system: the failure to enforce judicial decisions; the lack of examination of cases within a reasonable time; and attempts to review final and binding decisions. Although these three areas have been extensively examined by the ECtHR, there is no indication that the situation is likely to improve soon.

In this article, Besarion Bokhashvili considers recent developments in the implementation of the ECHR in Ukraine, arguing that there remain too many domestic problems within the country to ensure implementation of the Convention at a domestic level. To read the full article, click on the link below.