MOSCOW, June 21 – RAPSI. The Justice Ministry is not going to substitute Georgy Matyushkin as Russia’s representative at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov told RIA Novosti.

Many lawyers working in the ECHR have expressed the wish that the representative should be replaced, as they are not satisfied with his work.

“This is not part of my plans. I am not going to go ahead with this proposal,” Konovalov said.

He also said that in the next three months we will know which of the three candidates will become a judge at the ECHR from Russia.

The term of the current ECHR judge from Russia, Anatoly Kovler, expires in November 2012 and the running for the position is in progress. Fifteen lawyers proposed their candidacy. The Justice Ministry held a preliminary competitive selection and introduced six candidates to the president of which he chose three.