Publication of "Russia and the European Court of Human Rights"

Why has there been a human rights backlash in Russia despite the country having been part of the European human rights protection system since the late 1990s? To what extent does Russia implement judgments of the Strasbourg Court, and to what extent does it resist the implementation? This fascinating study investigates Russia's turbulent relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and examines whether the Strasbourg court has indeed had the effect of increasing the protection of human rights in Russia. Researchers and scholars of law and political science with a particular interest in human rights and Russia will benefit from this in-depth exploration of the background of this subject.

  • Offers an in-depth analysis of Russia's relationship with the European Court of Human Rights
  • Discusses human rights socialization theories in the empirical context of post-Soviet Russia, as well as nativist theories that offer resistance to the liberal/secular concept of human rights
  • Offers a realist and sceptical look at the implementation of judgments issued by the European Court of Human Rights in the biggest Council of Europe member state


Russia and the European Court of Human Rights
The Strasbourg Effect

Lauri Mälksoo - University of Tartu, Estonia
Wolfgang Benedek - Institute of International Law and International Relations, Austria

Available from November 2017

ISBN 9781108415736

Hardback | £95

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