ICCPR Case Digest




Submission: 2014.07.17

View Adopted: 2017.03.21

Igor Kostin v. Russian Federation

Substantive Issues
  • Fair trial
Relevant Articles
  • Article 14.3 (d)
  • Article 14.5


The Committee considers that the author’s allegations related to violations of his right to defence during the review in cassation of the verdict against him raise issues under article 14 (3) (d) and (5) of the Covenant, and have been sufficiently substantiated for purposes of admissibility. Accordingly, it declares these claims admissible and proceeds with its consideration of the merits. 


In accordance with article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide individuals whose Covenant rights have been violated with an effective remedy in the form of full reparation. Accordingly, the State party is obligated, inter alia, to provide Igor Kostin with adequate compensation and review the court’s verdict in compliance with the Covenant. The State party is also under an obligation to take all steps necessary to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future. 

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