Published: 1 Dec 2010 | By Isabelle Desrosiers

Advancement of the right to individual petition to the ECtHR for Russian citizens detained in correctional facilities: Zakharin v Russia


The case of Zakharin v Russia highlights the obstacles facing non-advocate NGO lawyers and their clients in detention in Russia. Section 18 of the Russian Detention Act permits non-advocates to visit detainees only in very specific circumstances, so the ECtHR judgement that this represents a violation of Article 34 is a significant step for NGO lawyers nationwide.

In this article, Isabelle Desrosiers discusses the Zakharin judgement in greater detail and outlines its effects and implications for the future. To read the full article, please click on the link below.