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About Kirill Koroteev

Kirill Koroteev is Legal Director of the Moscow-based Human Rights Centre "Memorial", specialised in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights. He previously worked on human rights issues in different States of the former USSR and taught public law. He graduated from State University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow and holds a master's degree from the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Articles by Kirill Koroteev

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Erdogan’s unexpected ally

By failing to condemn ongoing human rights violations in Turkey, the Council of Europe Secretary General betrays the regional human rights system he is supposed to promote. Originally published on 1 September 2016, updated September 6.

Sentence first, verdict afterwards

The Russian legal system’s human rights record is appalling, but the European Court in Strasbourg is powerless to enforce its own rulings. Kirill Koroteev describes the day to day of working as a lawyer at distinguished Russian NGO ‘Memorial’.

The European factor in Russian justice

Ten years ago Russia joined the European Convention of Human Rights. 20% of all appeals to the European Court of Human Rights come from Russia. Kirill Koroteev reviews a troubled relationship

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