Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights
LCF’s team has a unique experience of representing clients in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and applies ECHR case law as one of the elements in defending clients’ rights and interests in domestic courts.
One of the most effective means for restoring individual’s and corporate’s rights is to appeal to the ECHR against violation of rights and freedoms under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by the Protocols. Such an appeal is subject to the specific process, namely: exhaustion of domestic remedies, adherence to the timing conditions, representation of violated rights and freedoms under the Convention.
LCF counsels’ practical experience at the ECHR covers representation of clients’ interests under a number of the Convention’s articles: dismissal from an office, seizure of property rights by illegal extraction (including through re-privatisation), non-enforcement of domestic court rulings, unlawful detention, prohibition of free movement of persons etc.
- establishment of case strategy and application process to the ECHR
- communication with the ECHR, including preparation of just satisfaction claims
- representation at ECHR hearings
- legal assistance in enforcing ECHR rulings