In April 2005, non-governmental
organization Sutyajnik (Yekaterinburg, Russia) published
the book entitled The Right to Liberty and
Security of the Person: European Standards and Russian Practice. This is
the third volume of the series International Human Rights Protection
established by Sutyajnik in 2001.
The preface for the book is written by the
Ombudsman of Sverdlovskaya oblast Tatyana Merzlyakova and the President of
Sutyajnik Sergey Beliaev.
The co-authors of the book are: Professor
Director of the Human Rights Law & Practice Programme at the University of
Birmingham and Vice Chair of the
Board of Trustees of the International Centre for the
Legal Protection for Human Rights INTERIGHTS, and two lawyers with the Urals
Centre for Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection of the NGO
Sutyajnik: Anna Demeneva, LLM (who is also an editor of the book), and Anton
Burkov, LLM (Essex University).
The book contains the legal analysis of obligations
of the High Contracting Parties under Article 5 of the European Convention on
Human Rights and practice of the European Court of Human Rights on this issue.
The Russian authors explore the Russian judicial practice and existing problems
in the sphere of the right to liberty and security of the person. Part of the
book is based on the practice of Sutyajnik in the European Court of Human
Rights, namely, the case Rakevich v. Russia (see
www.sutyajnik.ru/eng/news/2004/r_v_r.html). The special chapter of the book,
written by Anton Burkov, is devoted to the right of liberty and security of
persons who are involuntary detained to the psychiatric hospitals.
The book is in Russian. For more details in Russian
please refer to
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SUTYAJNIK, a non-governmental human rights
organization founded in Yekaterinburg in 1994, is a resource center for many
non-governmental public interest groups of the Ural region and provides free
legal defense of the rights and interests of citizens and their associations.