ECHR rulings against Russia mostly concern detention terms – Moskalkova
MOSCOW, May 28 (RAPSI) – Russia most of all pays compensations upon the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for failure to meet reasonable terms of detention and investigation, the federal human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova stated on Tuesday.
According to the Justice Ministry of Russia, authorities paid over 770 million rubles ($12 million) to applicants in such cases in 2018, Moskalkova said during the All-Russian academic conference on criminal procedure principles.
The ombudsman also characterized the standing practice as the violations tax. Russia just pays the imposed sums and does nothing to improve the situation. According to Moskalkova, she repeatedly but unsuccessfully asked lawmakers to adequately amend legislation.
Currently, according to the Criminal Procedure Code, pretrial detention term can reach up to 1.5 years, but there are no deadlines for detention terms during the stage of familiarization with criminal case materials, she said.