Certiorari Through the Backdoor? – The Judgment by the European Court of Human Rights in Burmych and Others v. Ukraine in Perspective
Forthcoming in The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals vol 17 no 2
21 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2018
Date Written: March 31, 2018
In its Burmych and Others v. Ukraine judgment of October 2017 the European Court of Human Rights has dismissed more than 12.000 applications due to the fact that they were not only repetitive in nature, but also mutatis mutandis identical to applications covered by a previous pilot judgment rendered against Ukraine. This raises fundamental issues as to the role of the Court within the human rights protection system established by the ECHR, as well as those concerning the interrelationship between the Court and the Committee of Ministers.
Keywords: European Court of Human Rights
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