Published: 1 Jun 2008 | By Roman Maranov

The right to be tried within a reasonable time – developments in Russia


At the end of 2007, more than 100,000 cases were pending before the ECtHR, of which 26% were against Russia. In response to this, instead of ratifying Protocol 14, the Russian Supreme Court has designed a new legislative initiative ‘On compensation for harm caused by a violation of the right to be tried within a reasonable time and of the right to timely execution of court judgements that have taken legal effect’.

In this article, Roman Maranov considers the likely impact of the proposed law, arguing that it will not benefit complainants. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.