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12 April 2005

The book entitled The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person: European Standards and Russian Practice

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 Jeremy McBride, 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 http://www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/sborniki/echr3/index.htm

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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. http://www.sutyajnik.ru


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