Alexander Halban appearing in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights

18 October 2017

Alexander Halban is appearing in a hearing in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in the case Denisov v Ukraine, together with Jessica Gavron from the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre.

The case concerns a senior Ukrainian judge who was dismissed as President of the Court of Appeal following a campaign of character assassination and political harassment against him by the previous Ukrainian government when he refused to compromise his independence. The case raises landmark questions under the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the political interference in the judiciary in Ukraine.

The hearing will be broadcast live on the Court's website (18/10/17 08:15am UK time).

Further information about the case is available to read here

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