Certiorari Through the Backdoor? - The Judgment by the European Court of Human Rights in Burmych and Others v. Ukraine in Perspective
KFG Working Paper Series, No. 13, Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”
20 Pages Posted: 7 May 2018
Date Written: April 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 given 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.
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