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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tackling Russia’s legal nihilism

Olga Kudeshkina made headlines in 2004 as the first Russian judge to flag up political interference in the judicial system. Dismissed for her resistance, she took her case to the European Court of Human Rights and won. Kudeshkina outlines the continued political pressure felt by the judiciary and the barriers in the way of President Medvedev’s intentions to reform.
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