STRASBOURG, June 25 - RAPSI. The election of a Russian judge to the European Court of Human Rights will take place during the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's (PACE) session in October, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.
The source said most countries prefer to nominate their candidates in a timely manner, but there is nothing wrong about proposing candidates at a later time.
According to the assembly's rules, a country should propose three candidates. Only one will be elected.
Anatoly Kovler’s tenure will expire in November. Thus, competition for the office began in 2011. Fifteen judges hope to receive the position.
The Justice Ministry selected six candidates, the president afterwards nominated three of them for the post.
The nominee list includes the ad hoc judge in the YUKOS v. Russia case, St. Petersburg State University Professor Andrey Bushev and Supreme Commercial Court judges Dmitry Dedov and Lyudmila Novosyolova.