Russian Federation Ceased to Be a Party to the ECHR
29 November 2022
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On 16 September 2022, in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2022)2 on cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation to the CoE (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022) and pursuant to the Resolution on the consequences of the cessation of membership of the Russian Federation to the CoE in light of Art. 58 ECHR (adopted by the ECtHR sitting in plenary sessions on 21 and 22 March 2022), the Russian Federation ceased to be a High Contracting Party to the Convention (→eucrim 1/2022, 37- 38).

The ECtHR remains competent to deal with applications against the Russian Federation in relation to acts or omissions capable of constituting a violation of the ECHR, provided that they occurred before 16 September 2022. There are currently 17,450 such applications against the Russian Federation pending before the Court and another 2129 judgments and decisions still pending before the Committee of Ministers, which have yet to be fully implemented by Russia. Details in this regard are provided in factsheets on the Russian Federation that are available on the CoE website.

In a Resolution adopted at its plenary session on 5 September 2022, the ECtHR also noted that, due to the fact that the Russian Federation has ceased to be a High Contracting Party to the Convention on 16 September 2022 and in accordance with Arts. 20 and 22 ECHR, the office of the Russian judge at the Court also ceased to exist.

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Author

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Dr. András Csúri

Institution:
Vienna University of Economics and Business