April 29, 2010. Mari El Republic, Yoshkar-Ola. “Public Verdict” Foundation (Moscow) and Regional public organization “Human being and Law” held a round table on the subject: “Execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in Russia: problems and possible approaches to the solution”.
The meeting was held within the framework of the project of “Public Verdict” Foundation “Assistance of NGOs and academic community to the protection of human rights and freedoms by enhancing the effectiveness and executions of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”.
Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Mari El, public prosecutor’s office of Mari El, the third secretary of Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian in Yoshkar-Ola, experts of “Public Verdict” Foundation (Moscow) Asmik Novikova and Ksenia Brailovskaya, and also students of Higher Educational Institutions of Yoshkar-Ola took part in the round table.
During the meeting experts from “Public Verdict” Foundation represented judgments of the European Court of Human Rights requiring general measures in Russia, a model of execution of ECHR judgments in other countries, examples of federal initiatives of the execution of ECHR judgments.
At the moment a great number of applications from Russians is under consideration in the European Court of Human Rights. Many applications are similar. 17 cases on tortures and inhuman treatment with reference to applicants by police personnel, lack of effective investigation were given as examples by the organizers of this round table.
These 17 cases are the evidence of the fact that in Russia there is a big problem, concerning executions of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
A wide range of issues raised interest of participants of the round table and allowed to exchange opinions and personal experience. Besides, experts of “Public Verdict” Foundation are ready to hold a seminar on effective legal remedies for prosecutors and representatives of the Investigation Committee under prosecutors’ office RF in Mari El Republic.