The Court Proceedings in “Foreign Agents” cases report on trial observations analyses four cases concerning the implementation of the 2012 Amendments to the Russian NGO Law.
It is based on court hearings observed by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in 2013-2014 in each of these cases, as well as information provided by lawyers and NGOs in Russia.
The report assesses the compliance of the hearings the ICJ observed with the right to a fair hearing as guaranteed under international human rights instruments including the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights or ECHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), treaties to which Russia is a party, and with which it is thus bound to comply.
The report focuses, in particular on some aspects in the proceedings which gave rise to concern that the right to a fair hearing was being breached.
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