Published: 1 Jun 2005 | By Kirill Koroteev

Prisoners’ right to vote: the danger of constitutional limitations


The recent ECtHR judgment in the case of Hirst v the United Kingdom found a violation in the applicant’s right to free elections under Article 3 of Protocol 1 of the ECHR, due to the blanket nature of the disenfranchisement of prisoners. Similar disenfranchisement is provided for under Russian legislation.

In this article, Kirill Koroteev considers the implications of the Hirst judgment for the Russian Federation and its Constitution. To find out more, click on the link to the full article below.