Published: 1 Jun 2014

Human rights commissioner calls for further reform in Russia


In November 2013 the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, released a hard hitting report based on his visit to the Russian Federation in early April 2013. The report acknowledges the efforts undertaken by the government to reform the justice system and notes advances including the revision of legislation, the ongoing reform of the supervisory review procedure, and the adoption of a remedy for lengthy proceedings and delayed execution of domestic court judgments. However, the report notes that serious concern remains about the proper functioning of the judiciary and recommends that procedures and criteria for appointing, dismissing and sanctioning judges are improved.

To read a summary of this report in the EHRAC Bulletin, please follow the link below.