The justice Ministry will appeal against the decision of the ECHR on violations in the 2011 elections


MOSCOW, may 30. /TASS/. The Ministry of justice expressed disagreement with the conclusions of the ECHR about alleged election irregularities in 2011 and reported on the Agency’s website.

“The Ministry of justice expresses disagreement with the conclusions of the ECHR on the alleged violations and believes that the elections to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation was held in strict accordance with the law, which is confirmed by the findings of the national courts. The arbitrary or abusive when considering the cases of the applicants were absent”, – is spoken in the message.

The ECHR issued a ruling in the case “Davydov and others V. Russia”, issued complaints against the alleged violation of article 3 of Protocol 1 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and article 13 of the Convention in connection with the assumption, in the applicants ‘ view, violations during carrying out in St.-Petersburg of 4 December 2011 elections in deputies of legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the state Duma.

It is noted that at present the ruling of the European court in the present case is in force has not entered. “Within three months the Ministry of justice of Russia jointly with the competent state authorities will conduct a legal analysis of this decision and to organize the preparation of the legal position of the Russian Federation for the purposes of appeal to the Grand chamber of the European court”, – is specified on the Ministry’s website.

The Department explained that in its ruling, the ECHR ruled against the two applicants from the list of cases to be examined, indicating the absence of need for a separate examination of the complaint under article 13 of the Convention. “The court noted that the Russian Federation has fulfilled the obligations arising from article 34 of the Convention, and did not hinder the applicants in the exercise of their right to appeal to the ECHR. The European Court found a violation of article 3 of Protocol No. 1 in respect of nine applicants sought in their favor €30 thousand as compensation of moral harm and €8 thousand in costs and expenses”, – stated in the message. The Ministry of justice says that the European court did not cast doubt on the electoral legislation of the Russian Federation.

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