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Human Rights

Experts

Olga Tseytlina Olga Tseytlina
Attorney-at-law

Lawyers who work in Human Rights practice are attorneys of highest qualification whose professionalism and expertise in the field of defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms are recognised internationally. Lawyers of this practice have vast experience of litigation in Russian courts, including the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court, in the European Court of Human Rights, and the UN human rights bodies. Our lawyers represent nationals of Russia and other States, as well as Russian State institutions. 

Expertise in human rights protection 

  • Preparation of complaints to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the European Court of Human Rights, and UN human rights bodies, representation of clients before those courts and institutions.
  • Litigation in Russian courts with the use of case-law of international human rights adjudicatory bodies.
  • Drafting of expert opinions on human rights issues.

Projects

Preparation of amicus curiae submissions on international human rights standards for the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and the European Court of Human Rights.


Drafting of legislative suggestions on amending the Russian Code on Administrative Offences in order to ensure its compliance with international standards flowing from the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


Analysis of case-law of Russian federal migration service and courts on granting temporary asylum and refugee status in the Russian Federation, upon the request of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Office in Moscow.


Preparation of an expert opinion for the English court on the question of conditions of detention in Russia in case of possible extradition of an individual by the authorities of the United Kingdom upon the request of the Office of Prosecutor-General of Russia.


Access to medical documentation of the detained client has been obtained by the means of an order of the district court in St. Petersburg.

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The St. Petersburg City Court has quashed an order of the district court on the client's administrative removal due to his right of respect to his family life in Russia.

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Refusal to extradite the client to a Central Asian country due to a real risk of inhuman treatment in the country of destination.

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Extradition of several individuals from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan has been declared to violate international law.

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The expulsion of an individual from Russia has been halted and then discontinued due to a risk of inhuman treatment in the country of his nationality.

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Failure to ensure adequate medical assistance in the pre-trial detention centre has been declared inhuman treatment.

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The Court ordered the Russian Government to take general measures aimed at improving conditions of detention in foreigners' temporary detention centres.

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The Court has found that ineffective investigation into the disappearance of the applicants' relatives in St. Petersburg constitutes violation of the right to life.

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The Court has decided that ineffective investigation into the death of the applicants' wife and mother constitutes violation of the right to life.

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Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights prevented the applicant's extradition to Uzbekistan.

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The Court has declared that the applicant's detention for three days after the decision on his release violated his right to liberty and personal security.

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The Court has recognised that by spreading information about the applicant's guilt before the court's verdict officials violated Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to fair trial).

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The Court has suspended and subsequently prohibited extradition to Turkmenistan, and also found conditions of detention in the pre-trial detention centre and in the police station in St. Petersburg to be in contravention of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Some provisions of the Law on Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation concerning prosecutorial check-ups of non-commercial organisations have been found to be unconstitutional.

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Some provisions of the Town Planning Code of the Russian Federation have been interpreted upon the request of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.

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Provisions of the Code on Administrative Offences and Russian Civil Code concerning administrative detention and compensation for wrongful detention have been interpreted.

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