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Russia and the European Human Rights System

Professor Jeffrey Kahn will analyze a new law expanding the Russian court's jurisdiction to review judgements made by the European Court of Human Rights.

Date & Time

Oct. 7, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Russia and the European Human Rights System

Almost twenty years after Russia ratified the European Convention on Human Rights, the Chairman of its Constitutional Court expressed resentment of the “subordination” of Russian sovereignty. In response, a new law expanded the Russian court’s jurisdiction to review judgements made by the European Court of Human Rights. Professor Jeffrey Kahn analyzed this new law and its application framed within the larger context of Russia’s experience of this human rights treaty. He argued that while it stands on weak ground, the law raises deeper theoretical and practical questions for the Convention and offers a possible challenge to the final interpretive authority of the European Court.

Speaker

Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

Professor, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
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Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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