Is it appropriate to invoke ECHR decisions?

12.08.2014, Anastasia G. Yakovleva
By ratifying the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Russia recognized the ECHR jurisdiction obligatory and before long has encounted a serious problem of external intervention into its sovereign affairs. Lawyer Anastasia Yakovleva discusses the legal effect of ECHR ’s decisions and their influence on judicial opinions of Russian courts.