CK: Residents of Northern Caucasus will be able to apply to the Strasbourg Court directly
- Caucasian Knot
Residents of Northern Caucasus will be able to apply to the Strasbourg
In its resolution adopted by majority vote the PACE calls to be more
flexible in considering applications originated from the North Caucasian
region of Russia, i.e. to provide an opportunity for the applicants from
North Caucasus to address the Strasbourg Court directly, without waiting
for exhaustion of all local and national instances and remedies.
The resolution was adopted on the report on Cyprian parliamentarian
Christos Purgurides. However, the text of the resolution does not
specify the way the applicants from these regions can use this
alternative, the RIA "Novosti" reports.
Mr Purgurides' report states that the authorities are putting pressure
on the residents of Northern Caucasus who would like to apply to the
Strasbourg Court in connection for defence of their human rights. In the
opinion of the author, in Russia "advocates and NGO members who defend
the victims of violations of human rights are under pressure."
The "Echo Moskvy" Radio reminds that as of today Russia is in the lead
by the number of applications filed to the European Court for Human Rights.