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The European Convention on Human Rights Has to Be Amended

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The European Convention on Human Rights*1 needs to be amended.

An inadmissibility of person programs causing their rejection by judges of chambers of the European Court of Human Rights is an item of this research.

This article goals to envision regardless of no matter if sure provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights pertaining to discovering person programs inadmissible, causing a rejection of such applications, fall in compliance with the ideas of the Rule of law and with the conventional doctrine of Judicial Review.

A necessity for such a examine of the matter ensues from numerous information when judges of chambers of the European Court of Human Rights, whereas appearing in person potential ( i.e. the so- called-single judges) with competence mentioned in Article 27 of the European Convention on Human Rights undertake their decisions which steer clear of the Court from additional making a thorough judicial scrutiny to deserves and information of programs received. One of the proving examples of here's the actuality as follows.

Since 2007 the Kyiv Circuit court docket of Ukraine has now not been listening to a law-suit of the Association of Independent jurists and journalists "The Democratic Space" (here and after - the Association) submitted in opposition to the Ukrainian State i.e. against: the president of Ukraine; the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; the Ukrainian parliament; the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; the State Savings Bank of Ukraine. The law-suit's requirement earlier than the court docket was: to enact a judgment that may perhaps state that the Ukrainian State violated the lawful proper of Ukrainian nationals to get hold of again their economies ever deposited by them in banking centers of the then Soviet Ukraine, previous to 02 January 1992, and which had now not been returned to them since then.

Having ascertained that such a violation happened simply due to the very fact of gross infringements by a resolve of the Kyiv Administrative court docket of Ukraine, the Association required from the Highest Qualification Committee of judges of Ukraine to institute a disciplinary proceedings in opposition to that judge. But this committee, that deals, above all, with questions of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibilities rejected the Association's request with out any proving explanations.

Afterwards, on 10 July 2013, the Highest Administrative court docket of Ukraine by advantage of its answer rejected the Association's law-suit in opposition to the Highest Qualification Committee of judges of Ukraine. Within a considered valuable deadline of the 6- month-term, the Association submitted an program to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (here and after - the Court). In this program the association mentioned that Ukraine had violated the association's human rights to reasonable listening to as it's foreseen by Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

On 20 March 2014 a chamber resolve of the Court followed a resolution writing that the Association's program was rejected by him simply due to the very fact he had discovered it inadmissible and as such that may perhaps now not be appealed earlier than the Grand chamber of the Court. An exam of this very resolution equally as of a few different decisions enacted simply due to the very fact of different applicants' programs confirmed that such judicial decisions didn't fall in compliance: with requirements: of Article 45 of the European Convention on Human Rights; with a few democratic principles, such as: the Rule of law; the judicial review; and the transparency.

In 1977 influential political theorist and professor of law on the Columbia University, Law School, Joseph Razz in his "The Authority of law" inside the moment its edition"*2. recognized constituent ideas of the Rule of law as standing when there ought to be clean guidelines and procedures for making laws, and when there ought to be transparency of authorized provisions of the law and of judicial decisions. An exam of the aforementioned decisions of these single judges of the Court mentioned that the decisions lacked transparency of actual causes for discovering programs inadmissible. And if it's so, then these decisions have got to be admitted as null and void and be repealed as invalid simply due to the very fact they do now not fall in compliance with the Rule of law. But unfortunately the above-mentioned Article 45 of the European Convention on Human Rights, foreseeing a need to suggest reasons, for declaring programs inadmissible doesn't foresee any next standing for these programs fallaciously discovered by a few single judges inadmissible as it's mentioned above, that really contributes to all judges to now not suggest of their decisions actual causes for declaring the programs inadmissible that inside the lengthy run contributes to a rejection of many person programs with out making a thorough anticipated scrutiny to deserves and information of the applications.

Judicial Review is the doctrine underneath which legislative or executive actions are concern to evaluate by the judiciary. According to a definition, drawn inside the "Black's Law Dictionary" *3, judicial Review is described as energy of courts to evaluate decisions of one other branch or degree of government. As we see, judicial evaluate is an fundamental aspect of any judicial device that can't do with out the judicial review. A chamber of the Court may perhaps also be incontrovertibly known to be a branch of the European Court of Human Rights underneath which the Grand Chamber, if assessing the latter by its center is the branch of Higher jurisdiction, that may perhaps be substantiated by provisions of Article 43 of the European Convention on Human Rights, that states that inside a interval of three months from the date of the judgment of a chamber, any occasion to the case may perhaps request that the case be referred to the Grand Chamber which can have got to resolve the case via ruling a judgment. So if to admit, that the Grand Chamber has upper jurisdiction, then a chamber of a district Court has decrease jurisdiction, like a decrease branch making an preliminary scrutiny of an program by advantage of reviewing the program with the item of discovering an admissibility of the application. If so, then according to the democratic doctrine of Judicial Review, this chamber's resolution needs to be also concern to judicial evaluate by the Highest Chamber of the Court, i.e., - by the Grand Chamber on the foundation of using to the concept of the analogy of law as it's implied by the aforementioned Article 43 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Only such a manner will guarantee an task of the democratic ideas inside the European Convention on Human Rights inside the job of creating justice by the European Court of Human Rights.

Going out of all this, there are sufficient grounds to finish that provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights pertaining to discovering inadmissibility of person programs do now not fall in compliance with the Rule of Law and with the different democratic ideas of creating justice as it's mentioned above. In order these provisions may perhaps fall in compliance with the Rule of Law and with the different aforementioned democratic principles, there ought to be made amendments as follow:

Article 45 of the European Convention on Human Rights ought to be supplemented by clause 3, reading: If causes aren't given for judgments and for decisions declaring programs inadmissible, then such decisions might be declared to be null and void, i.e. - repealed by the Grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

Further on: Article 43 ought to be supplemented with clause four studying that inside a interval of three months from the date of a judgment\a resolution of a chamber, a occasion to the case whose program is declared inadmissible may perhaps request that the case be referred to the Grand Chamber for reviewing legality of an ascertainment of inadmissibility of the application. In case of discovering such an inadmissibility to be illegal, the Grand Chamber shall repeal such chambers' decisions by advantage of its judgment.

References:

*1. European Convention on Human Rights,https:\\en.wilkipedia.org... /European_Conventi...
*2. The Authority of law-Hardcover-JosephRaz-Oxford...
*3. Black's Law Dictionary:legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law... /law... /...

The writer of this article was born in 1952 in Kirovograd in Ukraine. While underneath the Soviets, he graduated from the English college of the Kirovograd Pedagogical University and the law college of the Odessa State University named after Mechnikov I.I. In July 1994 he graduated from the Central European University, the Constitutional Law flow in Budapest Hungary. In August 1995 he graduated from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg,France. From September 1994 as much as December 1995 he was exploring the US Legal and political methods first-hand. In 1995 the University of the State of New York offered him with a Diploma of Master of Laws in Comparative Constitutional law. Beginning from 2003 he has been appearing as an elected President of a community, non-profit organization-the Association of Independent jurists and journalists "The Democratic Space".

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