Russian Federation: ICJ highlights shortcomings in transfer system to CoE Committee of Ministers
The ICJ presented a submission on the systems of extradition, expulsion and abductions of the Russian Federation to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
The submission was presented for the consideration by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the implementation by the Russian Federation of a series of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the group of cases Garabayev v. Russia and others.
In particular, the ICJ presented its recent findings in the report Transnational Injustices – National Security Transfers and International Law that provides the most recent assessment of the systems of extradition, expulsion and abduction/rendition of the Russian Federation and States in Central Asia compared with the laws and practices in this field of EU Member States and the US rendition system.
The ICJ submission refers to the lack of compliance by the Russian Federation with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the respect of the principle of non-refoulement (articles 3 ECHR), the lack of effective remedy against violations of this principle (article 3 and 13 ECHR), as well as the lack of compliance with the Court’s interim measures (article 34 ECHR).
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