ICCPR Case Digest




Submission: 2009.09.26

View Adopted: 2016.10.28

Berezhnoy v. Russian Federation

Substantive Issues
  • Confessions obtained under duress
  • Fair trial
  • Juvenile trials
Relevant Articles
  • Article 10.2 (b)
  • Article 14.1
  • Article 14.3
  • Article 14.4
  • Article 14.5
  • Article 24
  • Article 9


In accordance with article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide an effective remedy to individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated. Accordingly, the State party is obligated to:

1) inter alia, provide Vyacheslav Berezhnoy with adequate compensation, including reimbursement of court fines, legal costs and other  related fees incurred.

2) take all the steps necessary to prevent similar violations against juvenile offenders from occurring in the future.

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Due date for implementation : 30 April 2017.

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