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We Are Sutyajnik. 2005 ANNUAL REPORT

 

10. Sutyajnik’s Library
 

Books and collections prepared by our organization
 

1. Book: A. Burkov, Legal Defence of Citizens’ Rights against Unconstitutional Laws, (Yekaterinburg, Ural University Press, 2005). 180 p. (Judicial Practice and Human Rights series; Vol. 2). ISBN 5-7525-1452-5

The new Russian Constitution of 1993 and subsequent legislation promulgated the right of citizens to challenge any unconstitutional law in courts. In his book on judicial review in Russia, Anton Burkov explores the history and recent developments of judicial review in the Russian legal system. The main conclusion: Russian judges create new ‘negative’ law when exercising the authority of judicial review. The book is based on the litigation activities of many Russian NGOs as well as the author’s own practice as a staff attorney with the Ural Centre for Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection of the NGO Sutyajnik. The book in full is available online and can be ordered for free at the NGO Sutyajnik’a web-site www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/sborniki/sud_zasch

2. A. Demeneva (Ed.) The Right to Liberty and Security of the Person: European Standards and Russian Practice, Yekaterinburg, Ural University Press, 2005. – 200 p. (International Human Rights Protection series, Vol. 3) ISBN 5-7525-1353-7.

The co-authors of this book are: Professor Jeremy McBride, Director of the Human Rights Law and 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 Ural 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).
 

This 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). A special chapter, 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. It is available online and can be ordered for free on Sutyajnik’a website www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/sborniki/echr3

3. L. Churkina (ed.), Right to Life, Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: European Standards, Russian Legislation and Practice (International Protection of Human Rights series, Vol. 4) (Yekaterinburg: Ural University Press, 2005. — 244 p. ISBN 5-7525-1361-8
 

The co-authors of the book are: Kevin Boyle, Professor of Law and a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, staff attorneys of the Ural Centre for Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection of the NGO Sutyajnik and postgraduate students of the Ural State Law Academy: Anna Demeneva and Ludmila Churkina, and lecturer of the Tyumen State University, department of international law, Boris Labunetz. This book summarizes and reviews judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, helping readers to better understand European standards and to use them in domestic litigation as well as in arguing cases before the European Court of Human Rights. The authors analyze Russian legislation and practice as well as European standards, particularly the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights enshrined the right to life, prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The book is in Russian. It is available online and can be ordered for free at the NGO Sutyajnik’s web-site www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/sborniki/echr4
 

4. L. Churkina, Ed. (2005) The Obligations of States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights to Execute Judgments of the European Court. Yekaterinburg, Ural University Press. 134 p. (International Human Rights Protection series; Vol. 5) ISBN 5-7525-1499-1.

This book addresses the following issues: the obligatory character of the European Court’s judgments for the member-states to the European Convention on Human Rights; the execution of the European Court’s judgments; legal grounds for the obligatory character of the European Court’s judgments; remedial actions taken by the governments in response to being held in violation of the Convention; model of the effective interaction between the Russian legislation and case-law of the European Court. The co-authors of the book are staff-attorneys of the Ural Centre for the Constitutional and International Human Rights Protection of NGO Sutyajnik Ludmila Churkina and Anna Demeneva. The book is in Russian. It is available online and can be ordered for free at the NGO Sutyajnik’s web-site www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/sborniki/echr5

5. E. Yu. Bulakova, L. Churkina (2005), Citizens’ appeals to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg, Ural Centre for the Constitutional and International Protection of Human Rights of the NGO Sutyajnik.
www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/cases/n_acts/literature/kc

6. Report on Human Rights Violations in Sverdlovsk Oblast in 2004

7. L. Churkina, et al. (2005). Report on the Influence of NGO Sutyajnik’s Litigation Practice on Russian Legislative and Law Enforcement Practice. Yekaterinburg, Ural University Press, 2005. – 42 p. ISBN 5-7525-1497-5. See here
 

Law Journal Articles
 

In 2005 more then 20 articles by Sutyajnik lawyers were published in nationally distributed legal and human rights periodicals on the following topics:

Russia and the European Court of Human Rights
Challenging Unlawful Legislation
Administrative Law
Authorities and Human Rights Access to Court
Judges and Law
Protecting One’s Own Rights

The articles can be accessed in the Sutyajnik's web-library at www.sutyajnik.ru/rus/library/articles

 

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