A. Demeneva, A. Burkov, "Probable
Legal Consequences of Rakevich v. Russia," Human Rights Law Review Student
Supplement 2003-2004, August 2004, at 7.
The seventh case from Russia to win in the European Court of
Human Rights concerned the involuntary confinement of psychiatric patients. Anna
Demeneva, the applicant’s legal representative in the case, and Anton Burkov
discuss what this result may mean for Russian legal and medical practice.
October 2003, the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) ruled against the
Russian Federation in the case Rakevich v Russia...
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