Development of Global Professional Groups in Dignity Protection before the European Court of Human Rights

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 11:45
Location: Hörsaal I (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Anatoly BOYASHOV, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Alexander KUTEYNIKOV, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
The paper concentrates on the analysis of judgment delivering process in the European Court of Human Rights. The process is subjected to influence of various parties. In order to evaluate the involvement of judges, registry servants, government representatives, and applicants before the Court we examine the protection from dignity infringements before the Court in Strasbourg. First, the paper provides criteria for the comparative analysis of those professional groups including emerging sub-groups, size, legal status, main functions, etc. Next, within the investigation of the Court’s case law concerning protection of human dignity we identify typical potentially vulnerable groups of applicants including children, women, representatives of ethnic minorities, prisoners, the disabled, the deported, etc. Furthermore, we explore non-typical cases of human dignity protection before the Court. Finally, we observe the mechanisms of interaction of the groups of applicants with the other professional groups through the judgments referring to protection from dignity encroachment before the Strasbourg Court.