Published: 1 Dec 2011 | By Jessica Gavron

The exhaustion of domestic remedies in Russia: the ECtHR’s approach to Art. 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure


Article 125 of the Russian Code of Criminal Procedure enables judicial review of decisions by investigating authorities which may infringe the rights of parties to criminal proceedings or impede access to justice. Although this domestic remedy has on some occasions been deemed ineffective by the ECtHR, on others it has found it to be a substantial safeguard. In such cases, failure to pursue challenges domestically under Article 125 have led to complaints to the ECtHR being ruled inadmissible.

In this article, barrister Jessica Gavron explores the practicalities of Article 125 and the ECtHR’s approach to it as an effective remedy. You can read the full article by clicking on the link below.